I found a few inexpensive flower pot tips on Pinterest and decided to test them out…
The first was to use trash cans as pots. Here’s the pin I found:
You can read more about this project at The Spotted Lamb.
I wanted to give this trash can turned flower pot thing a try, so I found a $3 black round trash can at Dollar General. It is not the most beautiful flower pot, but it is not bad for $3 (Don’t forget to drill a few holes in the bottom of your trash can turned flower pot for drainage)!
I filled the bottom of the “pot” with rocks and used another Pinterest tip. To help with drainage and to fill space (so you don’t waste potting soil), use the flower containers:
I found this photo on Pinterest, but unfortunately it doesn’t link up to a specific blog post.
However, I think it’s from the blog It’s a Green Life.
The last tip I tried was diapers in hanging baskets.
Unfortunately the picture didn’t link up to anything – not even a blog. However, I decided to give it a try since I’ve accidentally washed a diaper or two (or lots) and know HOW MUCH water those things can hold.
Hopefully I will be watering my hanging baskets a lot less this summer!
If you want more helpful tips, read through the comments below. Readers have left so many helpful tips in addition to these few I shared!