Shades of green: Plant some style in your house this year
Give your plants a stylish makeover with statement planters. Check out some cool ideasmore lifestyle Updated: Jan 10, 2016 11:10 IST
If you love plants and gardening is more of a passion than a hobby for you, it’s time to take your fondness for flora to another level. Ditch your traditional planters for quirky do-it-yourself ones and induce envy in your neighbourhood as your garden becomes the talk of the town. Let a bunch of flowering plants sit pretty in your old bathtub in your terrace garden or turn your childhood bicycle into a plant holder. From creating a boot flower vase to a vintage typewriter planter, here are some cool ideas for statement planters:
Vintage all the way
Invest in a vintage typewriter. Get its machinery out, fill it up with plant soil and place an exotic plant inside it. This quirky planter will get a lot of attention from your guests.
Upcycle Worn-out tyres
Planning to get the tyres of your car changed? Don’t dispose the old ones. Paint them up in colourful hues and turn them into planters. Arrange the tyres next to each other and plant them up.
Plant up a cart
Turn a push cart into a picturesque planter. Stock it up with different plants and place it in your garden or lobby. You can also deck it up with fairy lights to enhance its appeal.
Winters and boots go hand in hand. It’s time you style up your plants with a pair of old, torn boots. Paint them up in a bright colour, place a small plant and let these fashionable pieces sit pretty on your centre table.
Let your plants get wasted
Wine a bit, you’ll feel better! And post wining, don’t throw away the empty wine bottles. Use them as flower vases. Stack a few bottles together in a basket or a crate to make a nice corner piece for your side table.
What a lovely bath
You have spent enough time pampering yourself in luxe bathtubs. It’s time your plants have that experience, too. If you were thinking of getting rid of a dysfunctional bathtub, make a statement planter out of it.
Recycle your bicycle
Have an old cycle parked in your garage and you just can’t get rid of it, as so many of your memories ride on it? Turn it into a quirky plant holder. You can also paint it in a pop hue.
Shelf up your blooms
Turn an antique shelf into a vintage plant holder. Fix it up on your balcony wall and use it as a planter. You can also place it indoors, provided you plant indoor plants.
First Published: Jan 10, 2016 11:08 IST