Help Your Plants Stand Out With Unique Pots & Stands!

When many people think of gardens, they often think of boring pots and stands that do nothing to enhance the look of the plants. However, there are many ways to spruce up your garden with unique planters and stands to showcase your plants. Not only will this make your garden look great, but it can also be a fun way to express your personality.

Make Unique Pots & Stands for your Plants

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So if you’re ready to take your gardening game up a notch, read on to learn how you can make your plants stand out with their pots and stands.

Be Creative and Use Unique Materials

The great thing about plants is that all they need is somewhere to sit in their soil, get water, and grow. They don’t care if their home is a traditional pot or if you use your imagination. Just make sure you know your plant’s needs before starting any big project. You don’t want to finish and then find out that the “pot” won’t work for your plant.

There are all sorts of different materials you can use for your plant pots, so you can find something that perfectly suits your style. If you’re looking for something unique, why not try using a material not typically used for pots? This has the extra benefit of helping the environment, and, of course, upcycling is always stylish. For example, you could use a basket, a birdbath, or even a car tire. Just make sure that whatever you use has good drainage, so your plant doesn’t get waterlogged.

Some other ideas for things that can be turned into homes for plants include:

  • Wheelbarrow
  • Tea kettle
  • Shoes
  • Food and drink containers
  • Tree stumps

When choosing the pot, you may want to think ahead about your plans for the plant and the garden. If you’re planning to decorate the pot further, such as with paint, you’ll need to make sure the material gives you that option.

And if you pick something larger like that car tire, make sure it will fit in your existing indoor or outdoor space and that the plant receives everything it needs.

Spice Up the Pots with Decorations

Whether you just want to add some decorations to a standard terracotta pot or if you want to make a unique planter stand out even more, there are plenty of ideas for how to decorate a garden pot. You can use just about anything to decorate, so get creative and have fun with it!

The amount of time you want to spend decorating can help you decide what touch-ups to give the pot. A quick coat of paint can do wonders if you’re short on time. You can go for a solid color, or get creative with stripes or other patterns. Even the kind of paint you use can add an extra layer of fun—how about paint with glitter inside? If you have more time to spare, get creative with embellishments like beads and buttons or shards of glass to make a mosaic.

Apart from DIY, you can purchase decorations for your pots or simply add a few key pieces to dress them up. These can include things like clay critters that hold on to the side of the pot or ceramic flowers at the end of a stake that goes into the soil. Consider the overall look you’re going for. Do you want something sleek and modern? Or are you going for a more rustic look? Once you’ve decided on the general aesthetic, you can start picking out specific pieces to add to your pot.

Display the Plants So They Can Shine

Now that your plant is looking full of personality, you need to make sure it’s in an easy spot to see. You could put it on a windowsill or shelves or even hang it from the ceiling. Just make sure the plant gets the right amount of light and water wherever you put it. But since you’ve been so creative already, why not come up with a unique way to display the plants too?

Like with the pots themselves, some of the best ideas for plant displays come from repurposing other objects. How about setting your plants on the rungs of a stepladder? Making your own cube storage with crates stacked on each other? Just about anything that can act as a table or holder can make an excellent place to display your plants outdoors and in. If you’re willing to do a bit more DIY, you can easily make shelves with some wood planks and concrete blocks, or repurpose old drawers.

If you’re still in the creative mood, nothing is stopping you from adding some flair to the stand. Consider repainting it if it’s an old piece of furniture, or maybe you want to play up that rustic vibe by distressing the wood. Table legs can be wrapped in fabric or ribbon, or maybe even a string of LED lights. Many of the decorative ideas for planters can be applied to stands, so if one doesn’t work for the pot, you can try it on the stand instead.

Let Your Plants Steal the Show

Standing out in the garden crowd can be tricky, but your plants will shine with a bit of creativity and some unique pots and stands. By using different materials for your planters and adding fun decorations, you can make them stand out from the rest. Displaying them in an area where they can shine will also help them stand out from the rest of your garden. Put those green thumbs to work on new, fun projects to give your plants some personality!

Bio: Anthony Gilbert is the Creative Director of EdmontonRealEstate.ca. Anthony specializes in real estate lead generation and digital marketing.

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