I don't have my receipt in front of me, but the pots were each around $6 and the plants were each around $4. I had potting soil in the garage already.
I love that they're plastic - they won't break with a frost and won't shatter if one of the crazy neighbor kids hits it with a football. I also LOVE the bright color.
Step one is to break out your handy-dandy drill to put some drainage holes in the bottom of these plastic pots. Without good drainage your plants' roots will rot or the plants may drown. I used a 5/16ths drill bit to bust through it.
Then we used a premixed potting soil to fill the pot, creating a hole for your plant.
Carefully remove the plant from the pot - holding the pot sideways, slide the roots out. Loosen the roots a bit and place the plant into the hole. I like for the top of the plant's dirt to be about level with the top of the pot.
Fill in dirt around the plant and give the whole thing a press down.
Water & you're ready to go!
What do you think? From the street I think I need some bigger planters - actually building some is a future project - but those will probably be either stained wood or painted white. I still think I like the pop of color that these pots add.
Definitely a kid-friendly project too - Sarah loves gardening/planting/watering.