I got these great colorful containers at Target for only $2.50 each, in the dollar department (a section at the front of the store with really cheap stuff). We had been planning to get some plant-life on our balcony, which is covered with snow most of the year. So, when I saw them I knew they would make beautiful planters. All I had to do was take a nail and punch a couple holes in the bottom, fill them, and there you have it.
I can't wait to see them fill out!