10 Unusual and Upcycled Container Gardens

There's no need to spend big bucks on planters and flower pots. Look around the house or scour thrift stores and flea markets for unique vessels to hold plants, herbs and vegetables.

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Carry-Along Succulents

An old metal tool tote makes a perfect home for a succulent garden. The best part is it can be moved wherever a little pop of greenery is needed. Make sure to drill a few drainage holes in the bottom.

Cranium Garden

Not exactly upcycled, but certainly unique, these head planters are bound to elicit smiles and admiration.

Another Toolbox

This old metal box used to be home to a reciprocating saw. Now it's a beautiful, low-maintenance display of succulents.

Flower Bed

The tooth fairy is not going to find the pillow in this bed. The only thing she's going to discover is shade-loving perennials, moss and a few rocks.

Truck Beds

When your kids outgrow their toys, use them as planters. 

Overflowing Wheelbarrow

This wheelbarrow almost looks as if it got mistakenly left out in the yard and the flowers took over and made it their home.

Gutter Garden

A rusty old piece of gutter moves from the roof to the deck railing to become a planter for colorful annuals.

Pitcher Perfect

This planter would make a wonderful accompaniment to a dainty afternoon tea in the garden.

Carmen Miranda Arbor

The top of this arbor boasts a beautiful bonnet of color, making for a grand garden entry.

Tin Can Alley

Lightweight aluminum garbage cans add a shiny touch of industrial chic to a modern setting.

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