Milk Carton Planter

Here’s another easy spring centerpiece for you…

Family Chic Spring Centerpiece

Milk cartons are cut down and wrapped in linen to serve as planters for a simple spring centerpiece.

Family Chic Simple spring centerpiece how to

Using an X-Acto knife, I cut off the top 1/3 of a half gallon milk carton.

Family Chic Centerpiece

I tore rough linen fabric (that Home Depot drop cloth I love to work with) into one-inch wide strips and applied it to the carton with a glue gun.

Family Chic Centerpiece

Place plant inside. If you need the plant to sit higher up inside the carton, fill the bottom with crumpled up wax paper.

Family Chic spring centerpiece

Top off with moss.

Family Chic centerpiece for spring

I picked up my potted daffodils in my supermarket for $2.99. You could also use these DIY planters to hold cut flowers if you prefer; the cartons are watertight.



  1. maaria  March 18, 2012

    What a great, simple idea! Love it, sure to do myself! Thanks for sharing – I shared at pinterest too

    • camilla  March 19, 2012

      Thanks Maria, So grateful to for all of my supportive readers who pin my projects! 🙂 C

  2. teresina  March 18, 2012

    Easy and beautiful. What more could you want?

    • camilla  March 19, 2012

      Thank you Teresina! So glad you like it! C

  3. Ninette  March 19, 2012

    You have so many great ideas, I love reading your blog and being inspired by you and your creativity! Now I have to find a milk carton somewhere 🙂

    • camilla  March 20, 2012

      Ninette, You are too kind! Thank you, Camilla

  4. Kate Mayr  March 19, 2012

    I loved this idea!! This is great for condo living. Thanks Camilla.

    • camilla  March 19, 2012

      Hi Kate, We go through a lot of milk in this house – had to do something with the cartons! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, C

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  6. Carolyn  March 19, 2012

    I love this and must make myself a couple. TFS

    • camilla  March 19, 2012

      Hi Carolyn! Great! Thanks for stopping by and commenting – I love to hear from readers. Take Care, Camilla

  7. Hanni  March 19, 2012

    Awesome project. I love plants, reusing, fast and cheap crafts. So creative idea!

    • camilla  March 19, 2012

      Hi Hanni! Me too 🙂 Glad you like it and thanks for stopping by, Camilla

  8. Andrea  March 19, 2012

    you really have great ideas!!! I will share this on pinterst as well. Many thanks for posting!

    • camilla  March 19, 2012

      Thanks Andrea!

  9. Jamie B  March 23, 2012

    I ADORE that linen. It’s a Home Depot dropcloth? Wow, definitely gotta go get some. 🙂

  10. alessandra  May 11, 2012

    veramente semplice ma di grande effetto…. complimenti!!!! 🙂

  11. Misti @ Living on Cypress Hill  June 22, 2012

    These look great!! And so easy!!

  12. Lorena  July 2, 2012

    It’s that is dramatically beautiful!