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The Prettiest Thrift Flip Idea for the Front Porch

Do you love shopping for bargains and repurposing your finds? Wait until you see this beautiful vintage thrift flip idea for the front porch!
Prep Time10 minutes
Active Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Yield: 1 Planter
Cost: $50



  • 3 Plants of Your Choice
  • 1 Scoop Slow Release Fertilizer
  • 3 Plant Saucers
  • 3 Containers (Optional)
  • 1 Hand Trowel (Optional)
  • 1 Garden Gloves (Optional)
  • 1 Bag Potting Mix (Optional)


  • Determine how many pots are needed, their approximate size, and then went shopping for plants, containers, and sauces.
  • If you find a plant in a good size planter, skip to saucer step.
  • If separate pots are purchased for repotting, make sure there are drainage holes at the bottom. If drainage holes are needed, drill a few so water can drain out.
  • Fill pots about halfway with potting soil.
  • Remove plants from nursery pot and fan out the roots to encourage them to grow outward into the potting mix.
  • Plant in containers that are slightly larger than the nursery pot, then backfill with potting soil until it is even with the soil surface of the plants.
  • Place container in saucers inside the baby carriage.
  • Feed with a slow-release fertilizer and water well.


Depending on the look you want and the plants you find, make sure you fill the entire thrift store find with a plant so it looks full and you don't see any gaps.
You should repot plants that are in generic plastic nursery pots in a slightly larger container so the roots have room to grow and the plant stays healthy.