Upcycled Baby Powder Planter
In our home recycling is not just a habit but it is a must. We have brought up our three children to always ask before discarding things if they can either be composted or recycled. Thankfully, most items such as bathroom personal care items are now recyclable and widely accepted by facilities across the country.
While we do recycle pretty much all our plastics, sometimes I like to upcycle certain containers that have unique shapes into plant pots. With gardening season in full swing, I wanted to add a pop of color to my end table. The winter took such a toll on our spirits so having my home filled with brightly colored plants is a must. I recently finished this Upcycled Baby Powder Planter and it is the perfect colorful addition to my end table which receives tons of natural sunlight.
Most people would be pretty surprised to find that there are a lot personal care items you can recycle in your bathroom. Care To Recycle®, a program of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., provides creative new ways for parents to re-imagine their recycling habits beyond the kitchen and into the bathroom, while engaging their children. This program helps to educate parents and consumers on the many product containers that are entering landfills, and how they can be recycled or upcycled.
Ultimately, it is our jobs as parents to educate our children on good recycling habits. Surprisingly, a 2016 consumer survey on in-home recycling habits, conducted in partnership with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., shows One-third of regular recyclers (34%) admit that it never even occurred to them to recycle in the bathroom!
The largest obstacle that prevented people from recycling was not having an easily accessible recycle bin in the bathroom area. For our household, we have a main laundry bin container that we turned into an indoor recycle bin. We use this bin religiously and empty it in our outdoor recycle bins to be picked up by our trash company. I think this really helps us to place all recycle materials in the proper waste receptacles.
Care To Recycle® seeks to break down barriers commonly associated with recycling in the bathroom by showing that recycling in the bathroom can be easy and fun! You can find a surprising list of items you can recycle from the bathroom on their official site.
- 1 baby powder container- thoroughly washed
- 1 utility knife
- Potting soil
- Decorative clothes pins – you can paint them too!
- Pen/pencil to trace our container shape
- Drill for drainage holes
Wash and dry you powder container. Using a pencil, trace a scalloped edge.
To cut out your design, have an experienced adult use the knife to cut out your pattern
Once your powder planter is cut out, flip it upside down and drill at least 4 small drainage holes
Using potting soil fill your container about 2″ before transporting your single plant in.
Make sure you spread your plant roots out so that it can grow.
Water your plant, and carefully place your clothespins around the edges to create a design of your choice.
Display in a bright and sunny spot that could use some upcycled cheer. To learn more about the Care To Recycle® program and how you can get started recycling more, please visit their official site.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.