Flower Pot Trick

Happy Wednesday! ok, Pinterest Addicts, should we start a Pin-aholics Anonymous club on here? haha. Well, I’m right there with ya. love it! {you can find me on Pinterest here}

I’ve been trying to do a couple of the recipes and cleaning tricks that I’ve seen on there, but here’s one I recently did that I really liked.

Flower Pots

flower potI needed to plant my red gerber daisies into some cute new pots, but….

eco friendly flower potthe eco-friendly pots I bought had HUGE holes in the bottom. I immediately thought of this pin from This Old House that used coffee filters in the bottom of their pots.

Coffee Filter Trick

coffee filter usesSo I put a coffee filter in the bottom of my new flower pots…

planting flowersfilled with dirt and planted my gerber daisies as normal.

And because any time dirt is involved, I had a very curious and captivated audience….

family gardenthe boys just go nuts over dirt and bugs! And they were oh-so-helpful when it came to watering the flowers. flower potI am happy to report that the coffee filter did a great job holding in all the dirt and none fell out the large holes, even after watering. {phew} So that Pinterest trick is tried and proven to work.

Do you put anything in the bottom of your flower pots? If so, what do you use?

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    Hi. I’m a fairly new blogger. How did you get the copyright on your pictures? Did you do it as a layer in Photoshop first?.

  2. 2

    When I transplanted my herbs earlier this year I just stuck a few rocks in the bottom to keep the dirt away from the drainage hole. Works like a charm! And it gives the soil a bit of room to move around so it doesn’t get compacted. :-)

  3. 3

    What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!

  4. 4

    What a great tip! I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog and I subscribed. I look forward to many more visits. Hugs!

  5. 5

    I put rocks in the bottom of mine.

  6. 6

    One more tally for rocks here…

  7. 7
    Rocio Estrada

    I usually put rocks or pieces from any broken terracotta pots to help with the drainage holes. I got that tip from a very old gardening show on HGTV.

  8. 8

    Why oh why have I never thought of coffee filters????
    I always put rocks, pebbles, or broken pieces of my terra cotta pots in the bottom.
    For big heavy pots I have used burlap in the bottom.

  9. 9

    That IS a great trick Linda! I am re-potting some plants this week, so I am so glad that I saw this trick! Angie xo

  10. 10

    I used that same trick thanks to Pinterest and I too found it worked like a charm.

  11. 11

    I love the color pots and the flowers are so bright and cheery. Great idea on the filter.


  12. 12

    Hi there!

    Use to use little rocks and plastic bag with small holes

  13. 13

    I have not tried this, but I will say this….Gerber daisies are MY favorite!!!! :) I have them in my garden and I am SO thankful they come back every year!!! :)


    PS LOVE the flower pot!!!! :)

    1. 13.1

      I love gerber daisies too!! :D Such pretty, happy flowers, aren’t they? Thanks for stopping by!
      happy crafting,

  14. 14
    Sharon Gullikson

    I keep left over screen in my shed so I can put circles of it in the bottoms of pots. The screen doesn’t disintegrate like paper. You might try it and like it…

  15. 15

    I recently tried a layer of dryer lint, it worked great.

  16. 16

    Put comment on FB. Good idea, I get diff sizes at a store called Dollar store. I make flowers etc. also. Gerbera Daisy’s are beautifut. Dont have this year. LOL

  17. 17

    Oh, my! This sounds sooooo much better than rocks! I’ll have to try this next time. TFS