You probably already have most of the supplies.

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Whether you dream of turning your home into an indoor jungle, or are looking for an easy way to keep the plants you already own happy, these three DIY plant hacks will help. By using supplies you may already have around your house—a wire lampshade, an empty glass bottle, an old picture frame—you can craft a plant stand, a watering globe, or a hanging planter. Plus, repurposing materials will save you extra cash to buy what your heart really desires: all the pothos, snake plants, and peace lilies your house can hold. If you’re not sure which varieties to get, you can’t go wrong with these 14 hardy houseplants.

Turn a Lampshade Into a Plant Stand

What You’ll Need:

  • Wire lampshade (we used this one from Michaels)
  • Spray paint
  • Terracotta pot with a lip, in a size that will rest inside the lampshade

Follow These Steps:

  1. Remove any hardware from the lampshade and sand lightly.
  2. Spray paint the lampshade and let dry completely.
  3. Turn the shade upside down and set your potted plant inside.

Turn a Glass Bottle Into a Watering Globe

What You’ll Need:

  • Glass bottle with screw top, washed and dried
  • Nail
  • Hammer
  • Paint pen

Follow These Steps:

  1. To remove the label from the bottle, let it soak in a bowl of hot water. After a few minutes, the label will peel off easily.
  2. Remove the cap. Working over a scrap piece of wood, use the hammer and nail to punch two small holes in the cap.
  3. Use a paint pen to label or decorate the bottle.
  4. Fill the bottle with water, replace the cap, and stick the top of the bottle into the plant’s soil so at least two inches of the bottle is covered. The pressure of the water and soil should prevent all of the water from leaking out immediately, but water will drip out slowly when the soil is dry. Check the globe every few days to see if it needs to be refilled.

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