The Most Ingenious Recycled Pot Plant Containers

The Most Ingenious Recycled Pot Plant Containers - The Urban Ecolife

As I made my way through El Salvador, I stopped by a lesser frequented town called Juayúa. Not only was I treated to a weekend of amazing local food at the renowned weekend food festival (think chargrilled meats, fresh tortillas, sides of yucca, vegetables and yes, even frog!), stunning crystal clear waterfalls and trekking through jungles and sustainable coffee plantations, but also an endearing little hostal where I couldn’t help but be inspired by their garden paradise. Hostal Casa Mazeta is like a home away from home where travelers meet to relax, enjoy good food together, have a few drinks and if you’re lucky, play some epic mega Jenga.


It was the garden that stole my heart though as you will see in the following photos. These ingenious recycled pot plant containers were an unexpected surprise that I just had to share in hope of inspiring others out there. Who said you need to spend loads of money on fancy containers when you have everything you need at home already?

DIY Verticle Garden

DIY Vertical Garden. You could also use old cupcake stands or stack a variety of odd containers in a tiered fashioned.

Dog Bowl Pot Plant

Yes, this is a dog bowl and yes, it has a plant in it.

Glass Bottle recycled for garden

Glass bottles that have been recycled for the garden edge.

Old Kettle recycled for a pot plant

A teapot hanging from a tree. Just adorable, no?

Old tin pot plant

It’s an old tin with plenty of drainage of course. You could also use glass bottles or aluminium cans (like beer or soda).

Old Tree Stump Pot Plant

It’s an old coal BBQ that’s had the grill removed and in place, pieces of wood to give the pot more structure.

Oven-mitt Pot Plant

Hanging Gardens using oven mitts. I love it!

Shoe Pot Plant

A shoe tree.

Shoes Pot Plant

Travelers beware. Leave your shoes behind and they will be recycled!

Watering Can Pot plant

And my favorite of all. A watering can pot plant.


What are some creative recycled pot plant containers you’ve come up with?

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Posted on by Emily Uebergang Posted in EcoLiving, Home & Garden

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