For my upcycle project I started with looking at making some sort of clothing out of other clothing that I no longer wear. This idea led me to the internet where I started looking at other upcycle projects. This is where I stumbled upon people making planter boxes out of old household items, so I took a look around and decided I have a drawer I no longer use that would make the perfect planter. The drawer is perfect because it no longer has a use to me, and its old and made of plastic so it would likely just be sent to a landfill if I decided to get rid of it. The drawer I plan on using is shown below. To fit an aesthetic, I have decided to also use some old wood to line the plastic drawer to give it a natural look.
Some initial designs I looked at upcycled things like old tires that had been painted such as in the photo below. Other people used a wide variety of things ranging from old tin cans, old shoes, to a variety of kitchen utensils.
I also love plants and gardens and know how tedious it can be to water them every day, so this inspired me to incorporate a sort of irrigation system that would allow you to fill a bowl of water that would drain into the plants over time. For this, I plan on using old kitchen Tupperware that I no longer use, this way all material that goes into this piece will all be recycled and repurposed. I have found a few that incorporate this self-watering idea, such as the one below, although it all happens internally.
Drawer Photo: https://www.target.com/p/3-drawer-medium-cart-white-room-essentials-8482/-/A-75666886
Tire Photo: lemonbeansandthings.blogspot.com
Drawer Planter Photo: https://gardens.theownerbuildernetwork.co/2019/04/08/how-to-make-a-self-watering-planter-from-a-dresser-drawer/