How to use colorful pots inside and out.

Summer/Outdoor Living

Lots of Pots

How to Use Colorful Pots Inside and Out

The gardening section of my favorite local dollar store has a good selection of plastic planters of varying sizes to help dress up the deck along with the ever-popular clay pot, in an assortment of sizes both plain and fancy. And who says you always have to plant flowers in a flowerpot?


Here, we’ve used a 3 ½” painted clay pot as a napkin holder which, barring gale-force winds, should help to keep your serviettes from escaping all over the neighborhood.

Use this decorating idea indoors, as well. If you keep your eyes open, you can sometimes find attractive paper napkins in the dollar store. These came in a package of 20.

One of these clay pots, inverted, makes a great candle snuffer for those citronella torches so you can save your breath.



In the springtime, gardening supplies branch out to help fill the spaces reserved for seasonal. It was in one of those places that these attractive faux stone mini planters were found.

The taller ones are 6″ high and the rectangular ones are 6 ½” long at their widest point by 3 and ¾” high. They come in a variety of styles and are perfect for adding a bit of oomph to a garden corner.

Because of their diminutive size, you can continue to enjoy these planters indoors when Jack Frost threatens.


These little clay pots were two for a dollar and could be just the hit of summery color an indoor room needs. Cheer up your favorite houseplants by giving them a new home for the season or simply stack three of these fun pots together and display them in an otherwise drab corner indoors.