These upcycled frappuccino cup planters are so cute and are a really fun way to recycle and reuse plastic.
Upcycled planters in plastic cups
The kids and I always enjoy a fun and educational project, especially when it comes to nature and the outdoors. Our latest is a product of my addiction to Starbucks and their frappuccinos. With the amount of grande and venti beverages I go through, we decided to make mini planters made with the upcycled frappuccino cups!
This was such a fun and simple project, hands-on, educational, and actually pretty cute! All you need are a few items and an eager child to get started…
DIY Upcycled Frappuccino Cup Planters
Materials you’ll need:
- Assorted plastic frappuccino cups, Starbucks
- A small bag of Miracle-Gro potting soil
- A few small indoor plants, I chose herbs and flowers
Start by thoroughly cleaning out the frappuccino cups, allow them to dry. With a knife or other sharp object, pierce a small hole on the bottom of each cup. An adult will have to complete this step, please do not have your child attempt this.
Add the Miracle-Gro potting mix
Put a small layer of dirt at the bottom of the cup. Then place the desired plant inside and fill with dirt around the plant’s roots.
You now have your first mini planter! You can plant herbs, flowers, and any other small plants that will fit in the cup. If your plants are short enough, you can put on the frappuccino lid and make a mini terrarium!