15 Fun and Unusual Planters
When you welcome new plant friends into your house, make sure they have the right accommodations to thrive.
1. GAME ON
There’s no reason to play chess with inanimate pawns, when you can play with living, growing ones. The black and white pieces are specially made to accommodate plant-life. 3D print out your own set here.
2. WEARABLE FRIEND
Science says that plants make us happier, healthier, and more focused, so why not bring them everywhere? These 3D printed planters can be worn around your neck or clipped onto your bicycle, so you never have to part with your little green pal.
These aquatic-themed planters turn your apartment into the bottom of the ocean. Taking advantage of the tentacle-like nature of some plants, these planters emulate octopuses and squids perfectly.
4. ANIMAL HOUSE
The Plantae and Animalia kingdoms come together with these delightful ceramic planters. Brazilian ceramicist Priscilla Ramos makes all kinds of animals, from foxes to anteaters, that make perfect homes for small plants like aloe or other succulents.
5. HANGING LIGHT
This elegant design combines a planter with a hanging light. A powder coat finish protects the electronic parts from the moisture of the plants.
6. PLANTS IN PANTS
give plants legs and personality. They were designed as a more natural alternative to the Tomagatchi—you can't play games with it, but it does depend on you to live.
7. ORIGAMI POTS
Skip the repotting process with this expandable pot. The invention is meant to mirror nature by adapting to the new needs of the environment. Thanks to its special design, it can grow and change as the plant does.
8. MAKE IT RAIN
Rainclouds aren’t much help to indoor plants, but with Rainy Pots, you can still pretend. The charming pots come with a little raincloud above them, so when you pour water into the cloud, it drips down like rain.
9. GROWING JEWELRY
Make a statement with a ring that grows and changes. The only catch is you have to remember to water and take care of it.
10. PICTURE PERFECT
Etsy shop brooklynglobal has a number of camera-themed pots that you can slip your plants into, making a perfect gift for any photographer.
11. ARCHITECTURAL PLANTLIFE
features a tiny flight of stairs running through it. One might imagine tiny ant businessmen running up them to get to work.
Take matters into your own hands and make your own planter. Dig up your long forgotten floppy disks from the basement and hot glue them together into useable pots. You can read the full directions here.
These hoop-like planters give you a unique look at your plants. The flat but sturdy pots can hold rocks and dirt for your plants to live comfortably in.
14. HOUSE NUMBER
No mailbox? Try putting your house number on a stylish pot that can be hung outside your door.
15. AN ODDISH CHOICE
Oddish, everyone’s favorite blank-eyed Poke’mon, can now be kept at home—sans Poke’ball. You can plant something to match its trademark leaves, or mix it up with a succulent or flowering plant. Each one is 3D printed with PLA plastic and finished with acrylic paint.
BONUS: THIS VASE IS BANANAS
You can’t plant anything in this thin container, but you can put in a single flower. This fruit-shaped vase is perfect for plant lovers and monkeys alike.