Try these sim­ple ideas for re­pur­pos­ing ev­ery­day items to add plants to your rooms in a clever way.

Cottages & Bungalows - - Contents - BY JICKIE TOR­RES PHO­TOG­RA­PHY BY BRET GUM

No gar­den? No prob­lem!

These quick and cre­ative ideas al­low you to add a nat­u­ral land­scape to your home, no matter your space or gar­den­ing skills.

Shut­ter to Think

This old, chippy shut­ter is a won­der­ful way to cre­ate a mini ver­ti­cal gar­den. Til­lan­dias, or air­plants, don’t need soil! So you can sim­ply tuck them into the slats. Re­move them ev­ery cou­ple of weeks for a quick wa­ter­ing.

Make a Case for It

This apothe­cary chest pro­vides a wealth of draw­ers. You can re­pur­pose a few into small planters with­out sac­ri­fic­ing your stor­age space. Just line the draw­ers with plas­tic lin­ers— suc­cu­lents are a great fit as they re­quire lit­tle wa­ter.

Put Your Win­dow to Work

Cre­ate some­thing that serves your senses in more than one way. A win­dow box hang­ing from a kitchen win­dow is the per­fect spot to plant let­tuce, pro­vid­ing fresh greens just a few steps away.

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