Start by gathering your materials and taking them outside where you can easily repot your plants. Once your materials are set up, drill six to seven holes at the trash can’s bottom. Evenly space out the holes so the water can properly drain without clogging any areas. Then, repot your plants. Loosen up the soil in your plant’s current pot by removing some of the soil on the surface. Lift the plant by the base, remove it from the container, and place it in the trash can. Next, fill the new pot with the soil you removed and any extra soil it might need. Finally, water your plant and allow the excess water to drain from the bottom. Repeat the steps if you bought multiple trash cans, and place your new pots in your home or around your backyard.
If you have a plant that has trouble standing up straight on its own, insert a metal or wooden pole into the soil. Tie your plant’s stem to the stake with zip ties or string to help balance it. On the other hand, give your short plants some height by stacking two trash cans. Turn one can upside down and stack another on top right side up, gluing the bottoms together. You’ll have a tall, statement-making planter at a fraction of the price.