Dollar Store Container Gardening. To make cute and cheap flower pots, use these dollar tree waste baskets. Drill a few holes in the bottom, fill with potting soil and plant. Easy. They cost about a dollar each.

Many versions of self watering containers, also known as self watering grow boxes, self watering pots, and self watering planters are sold online, but you can make them yourself for a fraction of the cost out of some easy to find items.