Upcycling A Milk Jug Into A Flower Pot! An Easy And Fun Kids Garden Project!


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Milk Jugs into Flower pots decorating

Summer vacation is here, and I have been trying to come up with some crafts that the kiddos and I can do together.  Since I am never at a loss for milk jugs, I decided to keep a few, and turn them into some type of frugal upcycling project.

After some brainstorming and a look at the supplies I had on hand, my daughter and I would transform these jugs into flower pots.

Milk Jugs into Flower pots

To complete this project, all you need is the following:

– Milk Jug

– Utility Scissors

– Screwdriver or Ice pick

– Markers

– Garden Soil 

– AND Creativity!

Tip: To remove the label from the milk jug, tear as much as you can off and then soak in water for a couple minutes.  Then, rub dish soap on it, and scrap it off with your nails. It should come off pretty easy.

Milk Jugs into Flower pots decorated

I made a template so my daughter would have an idea of what this would become, and I made up a little design.  Of course she had her own ideas. I think they are beautiful ideas.

Milk Jugs into Flower pots finished

Once the artwork was finished, I cut off the top of the jug by removing the lid and just going along the side.  I kept the handle in the back for easy transport.  In addition, I used the screwdriver to poke holes in the bottom for drainage. I put around 10 holes. FYI, I did all of the cutting and poking to keep my little one safe.

Milk Jugs into Flower pots planting

After this, we headed outside and I let my daughter add in all of the soil. If you are looking for a brand of garden soil, check out Miracle-Gro for your gardening needs. I then dug up shoots of plants I already had in my yard. 

Milk Jugs into Flower pots plants in

Check out our finished project!  

I think these pots would also be great for herbs. And yes the holes do work for drainage! I guess now I'll need to pick up some Shake’n Feed All Purpose Plant Food to keep these plants alive.

Looking for your own garden inspiration?  Visit Miracle Gro's Pinterest board for fun garden projects or check out Miracle-Gro on Facebook at The Gro Project.

You can also watch the following video to get motivated!

What special garden projects do you have planned with your family? If you try this one out, let me know what you think!


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  1. How cute! This is a fun idea for a craft for my son to do this weekend.

  2. What a great idea, I love this! I have to do this with my daughter. I know she would love it as well.

  3. You could write a book with all your great ideas. So creative.

  4. This is a very creative activity. I love that it helps to recycle and creates a great decorative item.

  5. This craft is adorable and so simple. I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  6. What a cute project for kids!


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