From Broken To Beautiful

Mr Jack Frost can have a detrimental effect on the terracotta and ceramic pots in my garden and it’s seldom a winter will pass without some casualties!

I tend to use the broken pieces as drainage at the base of other plantings.  But then I saw a post over at Broadsheet yesterday and I thought it was just the cutest thing.

How about these for creative ways to recycle your broken plant pots!





Images from

Here’s some more I found online

Gnome Garden

source: The Garden Diaries

angel garden

source: Pinterest


source: craft and craft

mushroom house garden

source: Pinterest

pumpkin garden

source: indulgy

If creating these works of art is a bit too much hard work for you, how about just using the broken pieces as plant or herb markers.  So simple its brilliant.


source: I No How

If you’re looking for me, I’ll be in the garden smashing terracotta pots  😛


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My name is Karen Hughes and I'm an Interior Designer from Dublin, Ireland. I’m passionate about design and I started this blog as a way to connect with others just as passionate as myself. I tend to ramble on about all sorts of things, projects I’m working on, people, places and things that inspire me (and some that don’t). So put the kettle on, get comfy and settle in. I hope you enjoy your visit and don't forget to say hello. Visit my website to find out more about my services and view my work.


  1. Wow, so creative and artistic! I am inspired to do the same in our house. Thanks for your ideas!

  2. This is borderline artistic genius!
    Patrick Tan

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