If you have a spare flower pot or two that you’re not using, don’t toss them aside or give them away just yet. We’ve found 15 fabulous ways to use flower pots that have nothing to do with gardening. From backyard entertainment to whimsical decor, you’ll love these ideas!

15 Clever Ways to Use Flower Pots (Besides Gardening)

At One Crazy House we love finding alternate ways to use things we already have around the house. It’s so fun to repurpose things to cut down on waste! Since many of us will be digging out our gardening tools in a couple of months, we put together this list of ways to use flower pots, just in case you have a few extras. From practical to decorative, you’ll find a great tip or two here to turn that empty pot into something useful.

Clever Ways to Use Flower Pots

Add some bright paint to create pretty organizers for cotton balls, q-tips and more in the bathroom.

Make some gorgeous clay pot lighthouses for your patio or garden. I can’t believe how simple they are to make!

Create a pretty birdbath for the backyard.

Speaking of birds, they’re sure to appreciate this diy bird feeder, too.

Paint them according to your party or holiday theme to create a utensil and condiment station.

Add a coat of paint and a piece of knotted rope through the hole in the bottom to create a handy contraption to protect dishes and dips during your outdoor parties.

Use a pretty flower pot as a plunger holder. What a clever idea!

Cook up some flavorful meat in your clay pot smoker.

Convert a jumbo flower pot into a cold drink cooler for summertime get-togethers.

If you’re the crafty type when it comes to sewing (or know someone who is), this flower pot pin cushion will come in handy!

Turn a giant flower pot into a small fire pit for the backyard or patio.

Kids will love snagging a piece of candy from this gumball machine-inspired candy holder.

Make a wind chime with mini terra cotta pots. It’s a breeze to make. Get it? I’ll see myself out.

Set up a little s’mores roasting station using a terra cotta pot, foil and charcoal.

Bake cupcakes in mini flower pots for a fun spring-themed dessert.

If you liked this post on fun ways to use flower pots, you’ll enjoy these posts on ways to use other common household products!