I found a few inexpensive flower pot tips on Pinterest and decided to test them out…
Trash cans as flower pots.
If you find inexpensive trash cans, they can make fantastic flower pots.
You can read more about this project at The Spotted Lamb.
I wanted to give this trash can 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 for drainage)!
Flower containers can be used for pot filler and help with drainage.
I filled the bottom of the “pot” with rocks and used another Pinterest tip.
I found this photo on Pinterest, but unfortunately, it doesn’t link up to a specific blog post.
To help with drainage and to fill space (so you don’t waste potting soil), use the disposable flower containers that came with your flowers.
Use Diapers to keep hanging baskets moist.
The last tip I tried was adding diapers to hanging baskets.
Unfortunately, the picture I found on Pinterest 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 the few I shared!