Mark Your Garden
The curves of cast-aside pot rims plant perfectly into soil to label herbs or veggies in your backyard plot.
Build a Toad House
Flipped upside down, a planter with a missing chunk turns into a home sweet home for toads. They’re attracted to the extra shelter (try adding a water dish, too), and will help keep pests, like slugs, at bay.
Top Off Your Soil
Terracotta shards can keep squirrels and other critters from digging through your container gardens.
Design a Fairy Garden
The sky’s the limit when designing these miniature vignettes. Start with a base of dirt, moss, and terracotta shard “steps,” and then let your imagination guide you.
Create a Spill Pot
Turn a halved pot on its side next to some low-lying blooms to add whimsey to your garden.
Before you start shoveling soil into a pot, line the bottom with a few terracotta pieces. They’ll encourage excess water to drain away from the roots, so you don’t drown your plants.
If kitschy crafts are your thing, the interior of a pot can become a cute backdrop for a glowing tea light.