Not only is container gardening a fun, easy alternative to traditional gardening, and a great option for folks with limited space, it lends itself easily to quirky touches that add a lot of personality.  The folks over at HGTV are always coming up with whimsical ideas like these hat planters by Nancy Ondra.  The hats simply slide over existing pots, so if you tire of the look it’s easy to undo.  This idea is part of a collection of unusual containers for gardening; be sure to flip through their whole slide show for lots more fun planters!   [how to make hat planters]

Project estimate:

  • Hat, on hand or $1 and up
  • Potted plant, on hand or $1 and up

Total:  Free and up