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Reuse, recycle, repurpose! 3 Ways to display your greens this spring!

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Skip the boring glass vase and upgrade items you already have lying around

Get creative with your plants this year and show off that green thumb in style. We show you three ways to upgrade items you likely already have on hand to create fun and crafty vessels for those beautiful blooms and gorgeous greens!

Skip the boring glass vase and upgrade items you already have lying around

Turn these simple household items into pretty planters and vases using a few creative craft supplies. Read on for the three solutions for upgrading these vessels and the supplies needed for each.

#1 Chalkboard flower pot

Skip the boring glass vase and upgrade items you already have lying around

Supplies:

  • Terra cotta pot
  • Paint brush
  • Colorful chalkboard paint
  • Chalk

Instructions:

Skip the boring glass vase and upgrade items you already have lying around

To upgrade this basic terra cotta pot, simply apply a few coats of chalkboard paint to the pot with a paint brush. Allow ample time for drying in between coats.

Skip the boring glass vase and upgrade items you already have lying around

Once finished, you can mark the name of the herb or flower that you plant on the outside of the pot. This project is great for herbs because you can label the outside of the planter with the name of each herb!

Skip the boring glass vase and upgrade items you already have lying around

#2 Metallic dot planter

Skip the boring glass vase and upgrade items you already have lying around

Supplies:

  • Simple white pot, planter, cup or vase
  • Oil-based Sharpie paint marker
  • Baking sheet
  • Foil (optional to protect baking sheet)

Instructions:

Skip the boring glass vase and upgrade items you already have lying around

Add a simple dot pattern to a white pot or vase using bake-on Sharpie marker. Just draw on your pattern, place on a baking sheet and bake at 200 degrees F for approximately five minutes to dry on the marker. Let cool and get potting. This one is perfect for succulents or other small household plants, especially those that need little water.

Skip the boring glass vase and upgrade items you already have lying around

#3 Fabric covered tin vases

Skip the boring glass vase and upgrade items you already have lying around

Supplies:

  • Soup cans
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint brush
  • Fabric scissors
  • Fabric

Instructions:

Skip the boring glass vase and upgrade items you already have lying around

Upcycle tin soup cans into patterned vases by adding a little fabric covered in Mod Podge. Start by cutting a piece of fabric larger than the size of your tin can.

Skip the boring glass vase and upgrade items you already have lying around

Next Mod Podge the outside of your tin can, the bottom and just a small portion of the inside.

Skip the boring glass vase and upgrade items you already have lying around

Carefully wrap the wet can with your fabric piece, being sure to avoid air bubbles beneath the fabric.

Skip the boring glass vase and upgrade items you already have lying around

Lastly, cover the outside of the fabric with a tiny coat of Mod Podge to seal the fabric and make it waterproof. Let dry for the time indicated on the back of the bottle of Mod Podge.

Skip the boring glass vase and upgrade items you already have lying around

Fill with water and use as vases to show off those pretty garden florals!

Skip the boring glass vase and upgrade items you already have lying around

More on spring crafting

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