Planters are mini gardens that you can place virtually anywhere: indoors or out! We’ve got a collection of unique ideas for you to start growing things using unconventional materials. Nothing goes to waste at Birdz of a Feather! Our upcycled planter ideas will bring beauty to your home and garden.
If you’re looking for unique ideas and inspiration, you’ve come to the right place.
What Kinds of Things Have we Upcycled as Planters?
Today we’re making a cement planter DIY that utilizes a plastic baseball straight from the dollar store!
We were inspired to upcycle this kid’s baseball mitt found at Value Village. And with baseball season stretching from March to October, this indoor cement planter is timely! It makes a great gift idea for any season or occasion. Continue reading →
Look no further than our DIY air plant holder if you’re on the search for a unique air plant holder idea! As a matter of fact, we’re crafting quite the collection of air plant decor ideas, but here’s a ‘knotty’ one for you. It’s knotty, but oh so nice! Continue reading →
Keep your eyes peeled at the thrift store in the wood section for a little box that can become a wooden air plant holder. With just a few materials, it’s one of the quickest DIYs to green your indoor space! Continue reading →
I’m always looking for interesting ways to display a crochet plant hanger, like these air plant pods. Know a golf lover or wood worker that’s hard to find a gift for? Make them a one-of-a-kind golf themed planter! Continue reading →
Our wooden wall art DIY is a great way to upcycle pallet wood and a discarded old wall clock into a functional pallet clock. But there’s another function to this pallet upcycle: take this DIY pallet upcycle idea one step further and turn it into a pallet planter!Continue reading →
Think you can’t make a cement planter because you can’t wrap your head around making cement planter molds? Look no further than the recycle bin for this easy eye-catching upcycle idea! Continue reading →
Birdz of a Feather has upcycled some pretty interesting pieces with these unique stencil ideas. With a fresh new year, we’d like to inspire you with 10 of our favourite stencilled upcycles by showing you the befores and afters. Then we’ll throw in a few stencilling tips along the way for good measure. After all, this is a DIY blog! If you miss the link to the project, just click on any of the ‘after’ pictures for the full tutorial.
There’s a lot of projects to view in just one sitting, so bookmark this page and fly in again see them all!
This air plant holder DIY is a solution to a very real problem if you like to grow plants but have limited space.
So how do you display air plants when space is an issue? Air plants don’t need just air, they also need a source of bright indirect sunlight too. That means they have to be within 3 feet of a window at most. But that’s easier said than done in our house. You see, our house sits on a ‘zero lot line’. One side of our house has no windows at all, and the windows we DO have, don’t have enough floor space surrounding them to grow plants. Continue reading →
I wouldn’t have guessed that a fire pit would top my list of favourite upcycles! It’s amazing what you can find kicked to the curb every week. As I walked down the street on this particular day, I spotted it in the distance. Continue reading →
If you’re anything like us, you try to complete your inside renos during the winter months so you can enjoy the great outdoors once the good weather arrives. We just finished an accessible bathroom renovation for my Mom, so in this tutorial we’re showing you how to turn an unwanted bathroom light fixture into a planter for the garden. Continue reading →
If you’ve ever wondered what to do with that one last bloom from the garden as Fall sets in, grab an ink stamp holder the next time you’re out hunting for those vintage treasures. I can promise this will be the fastest, easiest and cutest 5 minute project you’ll ever do! Continue reading →
This is a project that was 7 years in the making because I couldn’t bring myself to destroy a perfectly good guitar! However, when Hubs came across an abandoned guitar that was beyond saving as an instrument, it was game on! In the meantime, we kept busy with these 10 outside the box planter ideas. Continue reading →
Try saying the title 3 times fast; it’s a tongue twister! Reclaimed wood in our area costs a fortune so we worked hard to develop a DIY technique for faux barn board that was just as beautiful but a fraction of the price. Continue reading →
Thee Phone Booth Planter is finally here! You’ve seen the teaser: now we’re excited to share with you one of our most interesting projects to date! We’ve got two ideas in store; we’ll show you one today and the other one next week! Continue reading →