I was looking for some fun DIY flower ideas on Pinterest when I stumbled across what is, perhaps, the greatest do-it-yourself project of our time. Instead of planters, people are stuffing their pants with plants. I give you ... Plants in Pants.
You might think this is awfully niche — the work of one very dedicated gardener with aspirations of designing high-fashion mannequins one day — but no. I hopped from Pinterest to Instagram to Google to confirm one thing: Plants in Pants is garden trend that is alive and well.
The idea is like that of any other DIY: save money by getting crafty. Why buy a planter when you can use an old pair of jeans instead, right? Sure! People are using things like coat hangers and PVC pipes to hold the jeans up, then they're filling them in with potting soil and planting the flowers like they would any pot. Brilliant or terrifying?
While I can't determine who the first person in history to ever repurpose old jeans as plants is, I did come across "The Dudes" Pant-Planters, who claim to be "The Original Pant Planter." Their website says the idea came to Gabriela Díaz Capt in 2004 while she was folding a pair of jeans her toddler had outgrown. She was inspired to create something with them, so she decided to throw flowers inside. Later, her husband Rorigo created a structure that let the jeans stand while holding a plant at the same time. Now they have a store, and you can buy a Pant Planter directly from them online, starting at $39.
For fun, here are more Plants in Pants living their best lives.
You learn something new every day.
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