These upcycled frappuccino plastic cup planters are so cute and are a really fun way to recycle and reuse plastic. Try this Starbucks frappucino cup craft at home!
Upcycled plastic cup planters
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!
DIY Upcycled Frappuccino Cup Planters
There are many ways for upcycling plastic cups and we love a cute planter. This was such a fun and simple project, hands-on, educational, and actually pretty cute! We picked up some colorful outdoor plants and a few potted herbs from our local home store and got to work. All you need are a few items and an eager child to get started…
Materials you’ll need:
- Assorted plastic frappuccino cups
- A small bag of Miracle-Gro potting soil
- A few small indoor plants, I chose herbs and flowers
Prep your Starbucks cup planter
Start by thoroughly cleaning out the frappuccino cups, allow them to dry. With a knife, scissors, or another sharp object, pierce a small hole on the bottom of each cup to allow for drainage. 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 Miracle-Gro potting soil mix at the bottom of the cup. Then place the desired plant inside and fill it with dirt around the plant’s roots. Make sure it fits the cup, you don’t want to trim it down or shove it in too tight and disrupt the roots.
Add a little more soil to top off your frappuccino cup
Top your plastic cup planter off with a little bit more soil and give it a good watering. You now have your first mini planter! You can choose to 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 domed frappuccino lid and make a mini terrarium!
Reuse your plastic cups to make cute little planters!
We hope you enjoy this plastic cup planter idea and think of some fun plants to add to yours! We might grab the smaller frappuccino cups and go with succulents next. If you love this Starbucks planter cup craft, there are many more fun planter and garden projects like these that can be done with the kids. Be sure to grab a bag of Moisture Control Potting Mix for your indoor planter project and have fun!