Need a large planter, but don't want to spend a fortune? I hear ya! Large flower pots and planters can be costly, but trash cans aren't. Here's how to turn a cheap trash can into a gorgeous large flower pot or patio planter.
Trash Can Flower Pot Planters
This is a great project if you need a lot of flower pots and planters, as I did on my patio.
Find inexpensive trash cans that suit your style. And you want them to be large enough to hold whatever plant or flowers you are thinking about.
I found the FNISS trash cans at IKEA for .79 cents each. The Dollar Tree also has a lot of varieties of decorative and colorful trash cans.
Drill holes in the bottom of the trash can for drainage. We used a normal screwdriver head on an electric screwdriver to make small holes.
Pot up your plant or flowers as normal with potting soil, fertilizer, etc.
If you are going to use these planters indoors, such as to bring plants in your bedroom to clean the air or to add flowers to your home to make you happy, be sure to put a drainage drip pan underneath the pots to avoid water on your floors.
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Cheryl on May 29, 2021
Another alternative to using a wood burning tool is to use a high temp glue gun, just set it where you want the hole, and it melts like butta! You can press it in to get larger holes from the wider base end. I tried a drilldriver, but it made a mess and if I pressed on it, cracked the plastic. I've been eyeing large rubbermaid toters/garbage cans for larger plant needs..