I'm a plant lover – here's seven cheap and easy planters you can make out of dollar store items

A GARDENING superfan has revealed seven cheap and easy planters you can make out of dollar store items.

TikToker Laurie, who is known as Passionate Penny Pincher, shared a series of tips DIY gardeners can follow to keep their costs down.

In her TikTok clip, she jazzed up the appearance of plain-looking plant pots by drawing a funky pattern using a black marker on one and wrapping rope around the other.

And, she wrapped material around another holder creating a so-called ribbon pot.

Laurie used what looks like a glass tube to join two pots together, creating a tier.

And, she packed a candle holder full of soil before potting a small plant.

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Gardening fans can also use chip dip pots if they want to grow plants in their home.

Laurie's last innovative hack involves using a Fleurs and Jardin metal oval-shaped planter.

The planter has no drainage holes and can be used indoors for small plants and gifts.

Laurie revealed the plant pot with the black marker design is her favorite.

Meanwhile, a mom has revealed the secret behind her two-ingredient bug repellent.

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An Instagram influencer, known only as Shannon, says limes and white cloves can keep the mosquitos away.

She showed viewers how to cut the limes in half and stick the whole cloves into the flesh of the fruit.

Leaving these out on the table or anywhere close to you while you're outside will ensure the bugs don't ruin your day, she says.

She added that she and the kids sometimes use the cloves to make cute smiley faces in the limes, making it a family activity as well.

Meanwhile, another gardener has warned against using cayenne pepper to ward off pests from destroying your plants and flowers.

He said in his TikTok video: “I think a lot of people have heard the myth that using cayenne pepper will repel squirrels.

"Well, this may p*** them off temporarily but you will not keep them away forever.”

The gardener revealed he will apply hen manure to the soil.

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But before buying it, you must make sure it’s been composted.

Hen manure can also be bought in pellet form for a safer option.

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