by Texas Homesteader ~
It was gonna get into the low 20’s overnight so I brought in 6 plants I’d had outside. At least they’d be safe from the cold. But they were planted in repurposed red plastic coffee cans. I needed to put them at a southern window in our guest bedroom.
But ugh, such ugly planters for inside! Check out this easy Homestead Hack for making it all look nicer… Use Whatcha Got!
To hold my planters I pulled out a folding tray table and lined it with a plastic bag to protect it. At least moisture wouldn’t be able to damage the table during these plant’s stint inside. I covered the plastic with an old towel to hide the lining.
But like I said, those red plastic coffee can planters are too ugly to be in the house. And this is our guest bedroom! I really hated the look. Maybe I can disguise it a little to make it presentable?
So I wrapped the whole group of them all in a single piece of burlap scrap to hide the coffee cans & tone down the glare of bright-red plastic. Then I dropped pinecones, driftwood, etc in the empty spaces between the cans to hide the gaps. It gave the appearance of being a single planter.
I think it looks much better! Burlap fits perfectly with my decor, it’s temporary and costs nothing. When it’s time to take these plants back outside I’ll just roll up the burlap & drop the red planters back into their large, more decorative outside pots.
Other ‘Use Whatcha Got’ Ideas
- Make A Cute Porch Lantern
- Assuring Safety Around An Underground Cistern
- Repurposing An Empty Parmesan Cheese Container – BRILLIANT!
- MYO Simple Craft Paintbrush In A Pinch
- Replacing Our Bedside Clock/Radio
- Predator Guard For Our Martin House
- Trick Birds Away From Garden Strawberries
- Protecting Tender Seedlings
- Safer Straight-Pin Storage
- Tame Electrical Cords
- Save Your Fingernails When Cleaning
- MYO Chalkboard Labels
- Keeping Boots Stored Neatly