If you are looking for a simple and gorgeous spring centerpiece then this milk carton planter is it. This easy and effective planter is the perfect upcycle to spruce up your space. Simply cut an empty milk carton and wrap it in rough linen. Watch how easily this planter comes together.

milk carton planter

To make an upcycled milk carton planter:

milk carton planter

1. To make your milk carton planter first cut the top third off of your half gallon or 2 litre milk carton.

2. Next tear some rough linen fabric into inch wide strips. Home Depot has some great drop cloth linen for this.

3. Working with a hot glue gun, glue the linen strips around the carton working from the top down.

4. Then place your plant inside your planter. Some starter plants growing in tin cans would be perfect for this project.

5. Finally level the top of your planter off with moss. If you need your plant to sit higher in the planter for this, just fill the bottom of the milk carton planter with crumpled wax paper.

And that’s it, you now have a fancy looking upcycled milk carton planter. The best part is that this planter is adaptable. Because milk planters are watertight you could also use this planter as a vase for fresh cut flowers.

We think this upcycled centerpiece would look gorgeous on your Easter, Passover or Spring table. Your guests will hardly guess that this dramatic centerpiece began as an empty milk carton!

Source: Family Chic

7 Thoughts on Milk Carton Planter

  1. who has the linen and the glue gun? Don’t want to have to spend money to upcycle!

    • Hi Kav, a glue gun is a low cost tool that is helpful in many upcycles. You should be able to pick one up for less then $10.
      For an alternative to linen you could use old t-shirts.

  2. I totally just by chance have a milk carton! Plus we always have extra fabric from other projects or upcycles will be making one as soon as the milk is gone, thanks for the idea!!!

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  6. you don’t need a glue gun – just use any glue designed for working with fabric or decoupage it on with pva glue


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