Dishwasher Pod Container Recycled Planter

Dishwasher Pod Container Recycled Planter

Dishwasher Pod Container Recycled Planter
Dishwasher Pod Container Recycled Planter
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It's true: you can make your everyday plastic containers into beautiful recycled plastic planters! Check out our video tutorial for the Dishwasher Pod Container Recycled Planter. You read that correctly: dishwasher pods. Don't throw that plastic container away! Perhaps lose the lid, but use the base to be your next DIY outdoor planter. Recycled planters are some of the most beautiful ones for the garden. It's incredible how cute something like an old plastic container can look with a little TLC! Make your own recycled flower pots with this darling tutorial.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsPaint, Plastic, Recycled Materials

Primary TechniquePainting

Difficulty LevelEasy

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Dishpod container
  • Yellow chalk paint
  • Paint brush
  • Painter’s tape
  • Piercing tool
  • Rocks, dirt, and plant


  1. Remove the lid from the dishpod container.

  2. Put painter’s tape around the top.

  3. Paint the body of the container and let it dry

  4. Add a second coat and let it dry.

  5. Use the piercing tool to create holes in the bottom to allow for drainage.

  6. Add some rocks in the bottom, then layer in some dirt and plant your plants!

  7. If you want, you can use some chalk to add the name of the plant onto the side!

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you should mention that dishwasher pod containers take a while to get the smell out. I use cascade and it reaks of chemicals every time I open it, took weeks to let it air out form the odor.


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