recycled planter

recycled planter

i found this great igloo drink dispenser years ago at a flea market and have used it a ton.  i loved it so much, that even when we weren’t using it, i left it out in our yard because it was so cute.  that was a mistake.  water leaked in through the lid and rusted out the bottom.  bummer.

recycled planter

so now i still get to enjoy it the great container, and it gets used everyday!  here’s how i did it:

first sean drilled a handful of wide holes in the base, so we had adequate drainage.  then i took an old plastic pot, like the kind that plants come in, and places it at the base upside down.  then i took some styrofoam packing peanuts that i had saved up from a recent shipment and filled up the base of the igloo about 2/3 up.  then i added potting soil and plants and gave it a good watering.

so fun!


  1. 1

    How creative of you, and it looks so adorable! Good work mama!

  2. 2

    This igloo dispenser is amazing! I’ve never seen anything like it before. What a great find and eventually what a great use. Thanks for sharing.

  3. 3

    Ever since I saw you post a photo of this on Instagram I have been totally in love and had my eyes open for an old igloo dispenser. Love it!!

  4. 4

    Super creative and cute!! I love how it looks!! Great idea!!

  5. 5

    Adorable! I desperately need planters and love this idea!

  6. 6

    Adorable! what a great use of it too!

    Dee Of Ms Dee Kay

  7. 7

    so cute!

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