10 Crazy New Ways to Bring the Garden Indoors

Winter has officially arrived, which means you'll be spending more time in the warmth of your home and less enjoying the wonders of the outdoors. If long days stuck inside make you feel restless, it may be time to fill your walls, tables, and even ceilings with some greenery. Try one of these out-of-the-box indoor gardening ideas to relieve cold-weather cabin fever and add a decorative touch to any space.

  1. Pretty Pots

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    Create your own DIY herb display by mounting a variety of hanging pots on the wall. Once everything is attached, all you’ll need is a watering can to keep the plants hydrated and scissors to snip your fresh and fragrant goodies whenever a recipe calls for them.

    Related: Growing Up: 10 Inventive DIY Vertical Gardens

  2. Drawer Decor

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    Combine an old dresser drawer and tray table to create a repurposed planter that's ripe for display anywhere in the home. Attach the two pieces together with wood glue to keep the drawer sturdy and in place. Finish with a fresh coat of paint and some new hardware, then arrange a few of your favorite potted plants in the drawer for a charming touch of green. 

    Related: 10 New Uses for Old Dressers

  3. Picture Perfect

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    If you have a handful of old and lightweight glass frames lying around the house that you don’t know what to do with, grab a hot glue gun, white paint, and white duct tape to turn them into a homey terrarium. Paint the frames and let them dry, then use the tape and glue to secure the glass in place. Pop your plants inside, and position the terrarium in a sunny spot for the ultimate mini greenhouse.

    Related: 10 Artful Uses for Old Frames

  4. Plant Pods

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    Instead of potting your plants, try kokedama—a style of Japanese bonsai where you secure a plant's roots in a ball of soil and moss, held together by an intricate web of string. Once you have the balance right and the roots firmly in place, you can string these mossy balls from the ceiling to create a touch of indoor greenery that’s perfect for a steamy bathroom with limited counter space.

    Related: 15 Plants Perfect for Hanging Baskets

  5. Coffee Talk

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    Brew a pot of charming decor with this simple yet stunning terrarium idea. All you need for a basic display is an old coffeepot, a few mini air plants, and white sand, but you can enhance the design with all-natural extras like moss and river rock. The combination of low-maintenance greenery and seasonal coziness makes this a lovely accent for any space.

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  6. Wonder Wall

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    This indoor gardening project is almost as simple as hanging a painting. Create your own living wall by mounting a planter (like the Wally One from Woolly Pocket, shown here) above your fireplace, or anywhere else in your home. Fill the planter with kitchen herbs or a range of wild succulents for pretty greenery you can enjoy year-round.

    Related: 7 Everyday Objects You Never Thought to Hang

  7. Display Case

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    Turn your coffee table into a living, breathing work of art by repurposing an old glass cabinet door and using it as the framework for an eclectic terrarium. Once the structure is built, lay out your plants and root them in a mixture of soil and charcoal. You’ll have to water them regularly, but the glass top that anchors this design is easy to remove.

    Related: 16 Designs for a Low-Cost DIY Coffee Table

  8. Wine Time

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    With a bit of ingenuity, empty wine bottles can be easily turned into small indoor planters. Using a homemade wooden jig and a kitchen torch, cut the glass bottle into two sections and then invert the neck into the bottle's base, which will hold the water. Buff out any sharp edges with sandpaper before layering your planter with rocks and potting soil to give the homespun assemblage a rustic vibe.

    Related: 12 Tiny Gardens You Can Grow on a Tabletop

  9. Plant Pockets

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    It’s much easier than it looks to make these one-of-a-kind wall planters. All you need is air-dry clay, a rolling pin, and a custom pattern to use as a guide for cutting out the design. Once everything sets, you can sand down the clay and paint the interior (or the exterior) the color of your choice using craft paint. Fill the pockets with succulents or herbs, and display your colorful creation on any wall.

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  10. Rain Room

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    Create the feeling of a spa-like outdoor retreat by constructing a planter from a board, some chicken wire, and a roll of fiberglass screen, and suspending it from your bathroom ceiling. After feeding the roots through holes in the chicken wire and adding a layer of soil, hang the finished product using gauge chain and metal hooks to inject a little jungle fever into your space. 

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