How to Make a Flower Pot from Waste Material - 6 DIY Tutorials

How to Make a Flower Pot from Waste Material - 6 DIY Tutorials

In this article we show you how to make an original flower pot from waste material you surely have at home such as a plastic bottle or a CD we don't listen to any more. This flower pot can be an original gift for Mothers or Fathers day. The good thing about making this flower pot is that all of the material used is found at home easily. Take a look at the following oneHOWTO article and find out how to make a flower pot from waste material.

You'll need:

Flower pot with a plastic bottle

The first idea to make a flower pot with recycled materials is very simple and can be made at home with your kids if you like. Making a flower pot with plastic bottles is one of the most popular ways of upcycling this material, as it can easily be made, for instance, into vases to put your pretty flowers in.

You will need

  • Plastic bottle
  • Scissors
  • Old CD
  • Spray paint
  • Craft glue


  1. To begin with, get a big, plastic bottle of water and cut the top end. you can cut it with a zig zag shape or waves so your future recycled plant pot has more of an effect.
  2. The next step is to turn around the part of the bottle you have just cut and stick the bottle cap to the CD. Then, screw the top part of the bottle to it.
  3. Once the glue is perfectly dry, you can paint the plant pot in the color you prefer, such as golden or silver.
  4. Last but not least, add the earth and plant your favorite flowers in this original and totally recycled plant pot.

Flower pot with cork

This is just one of the many ways in which you can make a flower pot with waste material. For example you can also make a flower pot out of wine corks. These will be more useful for very small flowers or plants such as succulents, as they won't have a huge space to grow in.

You will need

  • Swiss army knife or similar
  • 1 cork
  • Succulent
  • Earth


  1. Make a hole in the cork
  2. Fill halfway with earth
  3. Add the succulent
  4. Fill with earth to the top

Take a look at our article on how to make wine cork planters for more detailed information.

Flower pot with paper

Have you got loads of newspaper just lying around at home? Then you can make a flower pot with paper too. It's really easy and it's also a great way to make crafts with your kids and spend a fun afternoon too.

Got some leftover cardboard boxes or egg containers? Use these to make a beautiful flower pot!

You will need

  • Paint
  • Masking tape
  • Paintbrush
  • Earth


  1. Use the masking tape to create geometric figures so that your flower pot looks extra-fashionable.
  2. Paint the geometrical figures.
  3. Add the earth and fertilizer halfway.
  4. Plant your desired flower seed or flower.
  5. Cover to the top.

Flower pot with cement

Last but not least, if you have some milk cartons at home, you can use them as the mold for these incredibly chic cement flower pots. They're also pretty easy to make and, though they are not 100% made out of waste material, it's also a great idea if you have just had some work done in your house and have some spare cement left from the renovation.

Take a look at our article on how to make a flower pot out of cement for the full instructions

Flower pot with glass

Making flower pots from glass is as versatile as it sounds. From wine to milk bottles, any container can be made into a glass flower pot. A very original idea is to use light bulbs to add your chosen flower into.

An easier and fuss-free idea is to make them out of mason jars.

You will need

  • Mason jar
  • Small pebbles
  • Earth
  • String
  • Flower


This is as simple as filling your mason jar and planting your plant. You can tie some string to the top and tie it as a knot so it looks more pretty, or twist the string the whole way down to the bottom for an unusual decoration.

Flower pot out of egg shells

Last but not least, you may not believe it, but there are many things that can be made out of egg shells. One of them is precisely a small but cute flower pot. Simply use half of a broken egg shell to fill with the earth needed and plant your beautiful flower!

Take a look at the top 5 most original eggshell craft ideas for more!

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