10 Faux Planters with Genuine Style

Lightweight and low-maintenance, these budget-friendly planters match the look and style of much more expensive options.

  1. For Any Weather

    Faux Copper Planter

    From Plow & Hearth, the Sussex Resin Planter looks as if it were made of expensive copper. In truth, the material is a hardwearing, long-lasting composite that is impermeable to frost.


  2. Snicker at Wicker

    Faux Wicker Planter

    Wicker is a warm and inviting element that many love to use in outdoor living areas. Unfortunately it's neither sturdy nor weather-resistant. This planter is a dead ringer for wicker, but it's made of stronger stuff: hand-woven resin strands reinforced with a rust-proof, powder-coated aluminum frame.


  3. Terra "Notta"

    Faux Terra-Cotta Planter

    A staple among planters, terra cotta can be heavy and easily broken. The Terrazzo Round Planter mimics the look of earthenware, but in comparison to the real deal, the clay-color plastic is lighter and heartier.


  4. Un-faux-gettable

    Fake Bronze

    The geometric-pattern embossing of the Mod Floral Black Bronze Planter imparts a subtle, sophisticated punch. While engineered to emulate antique bronze metal—pricey!—this 100% plastic planter can be had for only $10.


  5. Modern Sensibility

    Weatherproof Planter

    The tapered contours of the Black Svelte Planter give it a clean, modern look. And while the matte black convincingly imitates slate, it's actually a weatherproof synthetic whose coloring won't fade due to sun exposure.


  6. Grain Domain

    Faux Wood Planter

    Though equally well-suited for use outdoors, this Polivaz planter's nuanced faux wood grain complements a variety of popular indoor surfaces, including hardwood flooring and wood laminate furniture.


  7. High Expectations

    Raised Planter

    The design of this planter evokes beadboard, but the material is actually durable, easy-maintenance vinyl. Gardeners with achy knees or a sore back will appreciate that posts raise the height of the planting bed to waist level. 


  8. Classic Look, Modern Benefits

    Colonial Planter

    This tall, Colonial-style planter harkens back to yesteryear, but that doesn't mean it's not equipped with some modern advantages. For instance, a liner inside holds several days' worth of water, which gradually and automatically seeps into the soil.


  9. Subdued and Seamless

    Faux Stone Planter

    Featuring a subdued color and classic silhouette, this brushed stone-lookalike planter steals no attention from the flora you choose. Likewise, it's reasonable price tag probably won't prove a distraction, either.


  10. Glazed Over

    Faux Ceramic Planter

    Though made of resin, the Threshold Cobalt Reactive Glaze Planter perfectly impersonates the baked coating of ceramic, and its deep tones and vibrant colors are sure to make a splash in any backyard.


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