Creative DIY Planters Projects

1 Colored Pencil Plant Pot

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Colored Pencil Plant Pot: Craft beguiling arrangements that cost next to nothing by pairing humble housewares with plants from the garden. (via Country Living)

2 Old Paint Can Planters

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Old Paint Can Planters: Get ideas for turning throwaway items into smart-chic container gardens at HGTV (via HGTV)

3 Hanging Garden Boots

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Hanging Garden Boots (via Rosy ~ Posy)

4 Turn Old Switch Plate Covers Into Desktop Planters

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Turn Old Switch Plate Covers Into Desktop Planters: Taking objects that was bound of the landfill and making something useful out of it is something we can get behind. We have talked at length about the benefits of having plants in the home office, so why not create a great planter for them out of old switch plates? (via Apartment Therapy)

5 Fence Hanging Pots

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6 Succulent Planter From Vintage Books Fence Hanging Pots: I just might attempt to create this. Looks simple enough, right? A couple of 9″ terra-cotta pots, spray paint, flower pot hangers and some wood screws…boom, a suspended garden. Isn’t it a lovely look? P.S. If you fear DIY, you can always buy off the wall planters instead. {Images via DIY Ideas} (via Happiness Is…)

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Succulent Planter From Vintage Books: Repurpose vintage books into clever succulent planters. (via HGTV)

7 Simple Concrete Planter

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Simple Concrete Planter: Check out how to make a concrete planter do decorate your garden, or outdoor area! (via Outdoor Theme)

8 Sea Urchin Air Plant

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Sea Urchin Air Plant (via AirPlantDesignStudio)

9 Shell-Potted Succulents

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Shell-Potted Succulents: Last year swirled around me like a wind storm. Like every year before it, 2011 was filled with great, joyous highs, somber lows, proud accomplishments, times of growth, moments of extreme challenge, constant learning, and lots of appreciation for the things I have. Every new year, I tend to make resolutions that fizzle out after (via Radmegan)

10 Shoe Organizer Vertical Garden

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Shoe Organizer Vertical Garden: How to solve a problem like cats digging and toileting in the vegetable patch, and growing veg in a very small garden. I needed a solution and the answer occurred to me after watching The Chelsea Flower Show on TV and seeing walls of flowers and herbs. The only thing I had to hand was a hanging pocket shoe store and I decided to use it to grow my plants in. I have included the dates I took the photographs to give readers an idea how quickly the veg grew. (via pippa5)

11 Interior Flower Box

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Interior Flower Box: Craft beguiling arrangements that cost next to nothing by pairing humble housewares with plants from the garden. (via Country Living)

12 Old Hats Hanging Garden

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Old Hats Hanging Garden: Get ideas for turning throwaway items into smart-chic container gardens at HGTV (via HGTV)

13 Upside Down Planters

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Upside Down Planters: Your home for all things Design. Home Tours, DIY Project, City Guides, Shopping Guides, Before & Afters and much more (via Design Sponge)

14 Ice Cream Dishes Planters

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Ice Cream Dishes Planters: Craft beguiling arrangements that cost next to nothing by pairing humble housewares with plants from the garden. (via Country Living)

15 Dinosaur Planter

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Dinosaur Planter: Kids will love this fun project that transforms a plastic dollar store dinosaur into a planter. (via HGTV)

16 Framed Vertical Succulent Garden

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Framed Vertical Succulent Garden (via Luna-See)

17 Modern Concrete Planter

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Modern Concrete Planter: The landscaping around my house if you could even call it that has been the aspect of my home I’m least proud of. And the reasoning is simple, my modern tastes can make things really expensive really fast. But with a little elbow grease, these DIY concrete planters just might be the start of something wonderful for my home’s curb appeal!All you need are a few pavers,landscape-block adhesive, and a little time. Wait 24 hours for everything to cure and you’re ready to move your new planters into place and fill them with dirt and greenery. Depending on… (via Curbly)

18 Textured Aged Pots

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Textured Aged Pots (via Imparting Grace)

19 Colorful colanders turned into planters

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Colorful colanders turned into planters (via Bonnie Plants)

20 Tire Planters

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Tire Planters (via Lemon, Bean and Things)

21 Book Planters

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Book Planters: I am a firm believer that it doesn’t take much to add a little charm to your home or office. During my recent visit to Poke Acupuncture, I noticed that Russell had added tons of new decorations. My favorites were his DIY homemade book planters. Here is a step by step lesson on how to create them yourself. (via Apartment Therapy)

22 Micro Planters

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Micro Planters (via EternalSunshine)

23 Handmade Clay Pots

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Handmade Clay Pots: This post is contributed by Claire of Fellow Fellow. See more of her beautiful work here. With Mothers Day coming up in a couple weeks, these handmade clay pots are the perfect vessel to house a mini plant as a pretty and thoughtful gift. Keep reading to see the full instructions, downloadable pdf, and step (via Say Yes)

24 Paint-Dripped Earthenware

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Paint-Dripped Earthenware (via IKEA)

25 Milk Carton Planter

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Milk Carton Planter: Keep your look easy and save some cash with this simple centerpiece made from milk cartons… (via Family Chic)

26 Basket Plant Pots

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Basket Plant Pots: Get ideas for turning throwaway items into smart-chic container gardens at HGTV (via HGTV)

27 Bowl Planters

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Bowl Planters: These rustic planters add charm to any deck or patio. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

28 Pretty Pots

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Pretty Pots (via Christine Chitnis)

29 Tote Bag Plant Holders

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Tote Bag Plant Holders: Get ideas for turning throwaway items into smart-chic container gardens at HGTV (via HGTV)

30 Muffin Tin Planters

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Muffin Tin Planters: Craft beguiling arrangements that cost next to nothing by pairing humble housewares with plants from the garden. (via Country Living)

31 Textured Planters

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Textured Planters: Your home for all things Design. Home Tours, DIY Project, City Guides, Shopping Guides, Before & Afters and much more (via Design Sponge)

32 Chevron Planter Box

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Chevron Planter Box: A few years ago I had some scrap wood laying around and wanted to upcycle and build something with it. This was also around the time when the chevron pattern was getting popular and starting to pick up momentum. What I came up with was a really cool and fun chevron pattern garden box using (via Stuff Seth Makes)

33 Necktie Vertical Garden

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Necktie Vertical Garden: After fellow writer Julie and I attended a how-to workshop at Flora Grubb Gardens, set of our most recent stylebook, we came up with a dashing way to craft (via ModCloth)

34 Neon Concrete Blocks

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Neon Concrete Blocks: Last summer, I set out to make a super easy and inexpensive planter to spruce up my apartment balcony. I posted an image of my DIY neon planter on Instagram, and to my surprise, it received a lot o… (via Modernly Wed)

35 Chair Planters

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Chair Planters: Make fun and interesting container gardens by turning an old chair into a planter. (via Better Homes and Gardens)


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