10 Inspired DIY Planters to Dress Up Your Garden

Why put your plants in a boring pot, when you can make your own unique planter with materials you may already have on hand?

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  1. Not Just for Spaghetti

    Planter7

    How many colanders do you come across at weekend yard sales? Fit one with a linked chain to create an appealing hanging planter for colorful pansies.

    apartmenttherapy.com

  2. Radio Flyer

    Planter2

    A rusted wagon is reborn as a planter displaying pretty annuals. The wheels on the wagon mean the planter can be easily moved around the yard or garden to gather sun or serve as a showpiece.

    cre8tivedesignsinc.com

  3. Getting the Boot

    Planter3

    Pairs of red rain-boot planters parade across this porch. Though "made for walking" (as song the goes), these repurposed boots are filled with a variety of herbs and geraniums in a matching hue. Contrasting flower colors would create an equally pleasing look.

    trash2treasure.wordpress.com

  4. Wheel Winners

    Planter4

    This cluster of tires, all dressed up in show-stopping colors, makes for a fun and funky wall of flowers. Best of all, these tires won't end up in a landfill.

    eatingrules.com

  5. Got Oil?

    Planter5

    In this bright and playful courtyard, recycled and painted oil drums provide new homes for trees as well as plants. Some of the drums are fitted with platforms to serve as benches. Who wouldn’t want to sit and stay awhile?

    greayer.com

  6. Cinder(ella) Blocks

    Planter1

    Stacked cinder blocks, with their readymade potting compartments, create a geometric platform to show off a variety of plants. Unfinished or painted in bold colors, cinder blocks make quick and easy planters with structural heft.

    lifewithoutexpectations.com

  7. Teapots, Short and Stout

    Planter6

    Cracked teapot got you down? Look at this charming, cheerful series of teapots adorning the railing of a stone staircase. Any cracks would be perfect for drainage!

    recyclart.org

  8. Dressy Drawers

    Planter8

    Three stacked dresser drawers create a planter with stepped-up height and flair. Shabby chic makes its way to the garden!

    meredith.com

  9. Bountiful Bathtub

    Planter9

    A waterfall of petunias cascades out of an old cast-iron bathtub. So many of these antique beauties are discarded to make way for new fixtures, yet here this classic household icon is whimsically reborn.

    billbatesphotography.com

  10. Vibrant Wheelbarrow

    Planter10

    A flourish of flowering plants breathes new life into an old wheelbarrow. What a festive way to dress up a utilitarian tool!

    myyardrocks.com

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