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Reuse Your Yogurt Containers: Easy DIY Planters

Make Your Own Planters
Considered “unrecyclable” in many states, plastic yogurt and sour cream containers often head straight for the trash rather than the recycling bin. With a few extra steps, you can get much more out of these sturdy cups by transforming them into attractive herb planters.
View the gallery above for steps to make these playful planters.
What You’ll Need

  • Yogurt, sour cream, or cottage cheese containers, at least 17 ounce size, thoroughly washed and dried
  • RustOleum Plastic Primer ($4.66 at
  • Krylon Acrylic Indoor/ Outdoor Satin Crystal Clear Spray ($4.55 at Sears)
  • Acrylic paint in various colors
  • Dot stickers, such as color-coding labels
  • Masking tape in various widths
  • Scrapbooking border stickers with interesting patterns, such as Doodlebug Design’s Fancy Frills ($2 per sheet at
  • Drill with small drill bit
  • Paintbrushes

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