Gardens are a great eco-friendly hobby that also promote a healthy lifestyle. However, store bought planters made from plastic can create more pollution, and usually don't last long before you have to throw them out. Luckily, there are ways to ensure that your garden gives back to the environment. By up-cycling old containers, you can create your own quirky and unique planters. Gather pots, pans, and other household or thrift store items and breathe new life into them with these 17 DIY projects.