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Here are some ways to bring a touch of nature into your home without spending a ton on fancy containers. By Layla Maghfur.

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There are many things around the home that you can repurpose into unique containers to hold small plants for your bedroom, office, or to use as a dining room centrepiece. Here are 10 ways to fill your home with fresh plants, for a fraction of the price.

1. Teacups

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Source: Intimate Weddings

Broken teacup? Don’t throw it out just yet! With the help of some plants and some potting soil, you can easily transform your teacup into a part of your home décor.

2. Floppy disks

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Source: Brit + Co.

Add a pop of colour and a dash of nostalgia to your desk or kitchen window with these charming planters that remind us of the 90s.

3. Muffin tins

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Source: Ann-Marie Loves, Apartment Therapy

Muffin tins are infamous for quietly rusting in the back of kitchen cabinets, so why not?

4. Milk cartons

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Source: Family Chic

It’s so simple, it’s genius! Just wrap a piece of rough fabric like linen around an old milk carton and you’ve got yourself a gorgeous centrepiece.

5. Lightbulbs

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Source: Merrythought, The Hipster Home

Even burnt out lightbulbs deserve a second chance. Take advantage of the simple beauty of the glass lightbulb by giving it a new life as a vase or a low-maintenance terrarium.

6. Eggshells

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Source: Lilliedale

Eggshells are perfect for growing tender young seedlings indoors, and once they’re ready to be planted they can be placed directly into the ground – the eggshell will simply disintegrate over time and provide the soil with valuable nutrients! This makes for a pretty neat gift and an exciting project for kids.

7. Shoe organiser

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Source: Instructables

Vertical gardening is a great way to save space and prevent pests from messing up your garden. But who came up with the crazy idea of getting a shoe organiser involved?

8. Rubber tires

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Source: Dishfunctional Designs, Fed Up With Lunch

If you’re looking to plant bushes or small trees, planting containers made from tires are pretty easy to make and cost almost nothing. Tires are difficult to recycle and dispose of, so this is a great alternative to just throwing them away.

9. Plastic bottles

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Source: Greenhouse Farming, Do the Green Thing

Don’t know what to do with all your empty plastic soda bottles? Repurpose them into hanging planters and mini greenhouses.

10. Mason jars

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Source: Camille Styles

Why buy herbs from the store when you can grow your own? Instead of stocking your mason jars with dried herbs, try planting fresh ones for a virtually unlimited supply.

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