Ideas For Flower Pots: Creative Ways To Use Old Flower Pots

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In just a matter of a few weeks it will be time to start thinking about sprucing up the outdoors for the Spring and Summer seasons.  I will be setting out lots of new potted annuals for sure.  Most of the time I end up buying at least some of my flowers already in pots which leaves me with a lot of leftover pots from the years before.

It would be nice to have another use for them that is fun and creative.  I have used my very small pots in craft projects like this whimsical wooden flower:

I thought of placing a couple of my larger clay pots next to our fire pit up at our cabin and filling them with kindling .  It might be nice to have another one just for keeping our metal marshmallow sticks in after using them.

Here are some of the other ideas that I found for you:

Nettle Knits makes these fun pin cushions out of flower pots.  You can create a custom look with your favorite fabric and you could even paint the pot for a different look too!


Create some colorful garden art with painted flower pots strung together with beads and hanging from a garden stake.

Flower pots make a great storage device for organizing beauty essentials!  I love how Plaid Online painted these with chalkboard paint and trimmed out the tops in polka dots!  The chalk labels are perfect for keeping everything in place.

Word Play House uses flower pots to organize toys.  This is a great way to reuse those large clay pots!

How about dressing up some flower pots as utensil holders for your next outdoor party?  Pretty Handy Girl did an excellent job of making a couple of ordinary flower pots look decked out for a festive party!

And finally, you can make your own flower pot bird bath by following the instructions here. You can either paint a fun design on the pots or easily stencil something on.  Or, just paint each of the flower pots a different solid color!

Happy Crafting!

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