We have loads of DVD cases at home that are missing their inside bits. How does that even happen? Instead of throwing them away we decided to give a little bit back to Mother Nature and turn them into a Dvd Case Vertical Garden!
The plastic outer casing makes perfect planters. They’re sturdy and a nice size. First, drill a few drainage holes at the bottom of the DVD cases and find a piece of wood to hang them on. Definitely upcycle a scrap piece of wood here. The plain black casings aren’t the prettiest, so we put together a template and used it to cut some leather bits we have left over from another project. Attach the DVD cases onto the piece of wood with screws. Fill them with soil, and then any plants you choose.
We used succulents and a Heart Leaf Philodendron. This little beauty is often called the Sweetheart plant and will grow really quickly in low to medium light. It is probably the most common house plant in South Africa. We have huge one in our garden, so we just took some stem cuttings that had been dipped in rooting hormone. You can read the full process of converting DVD cases into a Vertical Garden on my blog.
Now try some Origami Wall Art!