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How to turn a jar into a plant container? ( DIY of the day: home decor edition)

How to turn a jar into a plant container?  ( DIY of the day: home decor edition)


If there is something I love, it's DIY projects. If there is something I love even more, it's easy DIY projects. So, today I'm sharing something of the sort. I trust this one is pretty self-explanatory. The old grab a jar and plant flowers and or plants in it trick. As simple as it gets, but it sure works like a charm. All you need is a jar. Alright, you also need dirt and a plant, but that goes without saying. 

How to turn a jar into a plant container?  ( DIY of the day: home decor edition)


Well, ideally you should remove the stickers (if there are any) and clean the jar before you plant the plants but this time I hurried things a bit.  I had planted the plant before I cleaned the stickers. This  was not a good idea for obvious reasons ( I had to wash it in the sink with the plant already in there). Still, all is well that ends well, right?


                                        STEP 3. (OPTIONAL)- PAINT IT

If you feel like it, you can also decorate the jar with acrylic paints. I sometimes do, sometimes don't, all depending on what effect I'm hoping to create. Jars are a very popular thing for DIY project, I mean, Pinterest is full of fun projects you can do with them ( do you use Pinterest? I remember opening a profile but never figuring out how to use it).  I also use jars to keep my brushes and water (as you can see in the background)

How to turn a jar into a plant container?  ( DIY of the day: home decor edition)



- it's simple to use.
- it's cheap (or free if you have some jars laying around home).
- you'll feel good about recycling (if you used the ones you have at home or bought recycled ones).
- glass containers are always fun because you can see the roots of the plant ( I mean if you're into that sort of thing- I totally am).
- it gives you an opportunity to customize the plant container and get creative.


- poor drainage
- you will have to be really careful with adding water because as you all know too much water can kill a plant.
- you're somewhat limited with plant choice (better to opt for succulents and cacti as they need only a bit of water, hence fixing that all drainage problem)

How to turn a jar into a plant container?  ( DIY of the day: home decor edition)

Thank you for reading and have a great Monday lovely people!


  1. I recently finished up a jar of coffee and was wondering what to fill it with - this seems like such a great idea! I want to brighten up my place with little quirky things like this so I might find myself doing exactly this - I'll have to let you know how it goes!

    Little Moon Elephant

  2. Ooh, I love your idea of painting the jar! I can imagine how much fun you could have hiding the soil with splashes of gold and black paint can you tell I'm obsessed with that colour combination right now?! haha). I hope you're having a lovely start to the week, Ivana :)

  3. Ma che bella idea! Io queste idee presonalizzabili le adoro, soprattutto se non sono tanto difficili da realizzare come questa! :)

  4. A very good idea! I like jars, by the way, and they are so great for so many projects! I loved the idea of using it as a plant container - I actually do it with basil :) It's so good to grow basil at home, and I will plant other seeds in jars, now that I saw your post - you reminded me of that, thank you! Hope you have a beautiful week, dear Ivana! Hugs!

  5. This is such a great idea especially since it is also green and sustainable. I definitely have some old mason jars laying around. I should be using them to grow herbs or something ;p

  6. Lovely dyi.. keep posting good ideas...
    Xoxo from Portugal

  7. That sounds like a wonderful idea! It would be lovely to see the roots of the growing plant!

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  8. Stunning post!!! Thanks a lot for sharing this post.
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  9. Staklene teglice su zaista više nego korisne. Sviđa mi se tvoja ideja.

  10. nice work my dear!



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