Containers overflowing with colorful flowers are a staple in my garden.
Unfortunately, the cost of containers can be quite high.
But, you may be surprised to find that you can create containers from items you already have in your garage or shed.
One easy way to create a colorful plant container is to take a 5-gallon pail and a can of spray paint in your favorite color.
Make some holes on the bottom for drainage.
Spray your pail with your favorite color. I like to use purples and blues. Make sure to select a spray paint that will adhere to plastic.
After the paint has dried, fill with soil and your favorite flowers. This project costs under $4 for the paint and $3 for the 5-gallon pail.
Another item in your garage that makes an attractive plant container is an old galvanized bucket.
This planter cost me $0.
Maybe you have containers that are somewhat boring…
It is very easy to turn them into gorgeous containers by simply painting them a different color.
I had three of these containers and I decided to paint them three different colors.
I chose blue, yellow and purple. My son helped me with the painting and later with planting them.
Just a couple of months later, they were full of flowering plants…
The total cost for this project was $11 for three cans of spray paint for my existing containers.
So how about you? Are you ready to transform boring containers into something special?
Here is a another great idea for transforming containers from Birds & Blooms: