Liven up your backyard with these adorable DIY garden planter ideas! A little goes a long way in tems of gardening, and these garden planters are just the thing you need. Scroll down to check out my favorite DIY garden planter ideas! Check out this article from me for other ideas!
Egg shells are the perfect thing for a DIY planter. There are plenty of key vitamins in nutrients in the egg shell, so this will allow your plants to thrive!
I’m all about repurposing old materials in my garden! I have a set of old tires that would be the perfect container for my favorite flowers. Hang them on your fence, or use them on your porch steps!
If you want to create a tiered garden planter, cinder blocks are the perfect material! Turn each block on it’s side (so the hole is facing upwards) and plant your flowers and herbs directly into the cinder block. Build a garden sculpture like the one pictured for an even bigger DIY project!
Growing up, Tonka trucks were a staple in my backyard sandbox! Believe it or not, I’ve held on to a large majority of my old sandbox toys, and I’m so glad that I did! Turn an old unused Tonka truck into an amazing garden planter. I love the look of the rusted metal here!
Make the most of your vertical gardening space by creating a hanging planter. Or, you can purchase one using this link.
Hollow out pieces of a log and turn them into a succulent planter. It’s relatively easy to hollow the wood out, use a small saw and hammer. In most cases (depending on the level of rot) the wood will fall out on it’s own!
Instead of letting your old bird bath go to waste, unused, turn it into a planter. Simply fill the bird bath with soil and plant your favorite succulents, flowers, or even your favorite herbs! Because this is kept off of the ground, it might even be a perfect solution when it comes to growing smaller vegetables. The elevation will keep pests off your plants!
Another great option for herb gardeners! A hollowed-out out kitchen table is great for growing herbs like basil, thyme, mint, and rosemary. If you wanted, you could even bring this back indoors when the weather gets cooler! However, to preserve the wood, it’s important to add a lining of plastic before adding the soil!
9. Night Stand Planter
Turn an old and dilapidated dresser into an amazing DIY flower planter. Add a coat of paint, and plant some colorful flowers! This would look great on your front porch, or even hidden away in your garden. Be sure to use weather proof paint!
10. Hanging Strainer Planter
I love the idea of using old kitchen tools as planters. These hanging colanders would look amazing hanging above a kitchen island. Simply attach twine to the handles and hang from your ceiling. Be careful when you water them!
11. Rain Boots Planter
A few years back, I came across a plethora of old rain boots at my local thrift store. I love the look of rain boots, but I had no use for the ones I had found! This would be the perfect project for old rain boots. Turn them into adorable planters by adding soil directly into the boot. You can line the inside with plastic if you desire! Hang from your garden fence, or place them on your porch steps for a fun piece of decor!
12. Door Hanging Planter
Turn an old over-the-door shoe organizer into the best vertical garden container. Hang from your porch railing, your shed door, or even on your fence. The small pockets are the perfect solution for small vegetable and herb gardening.
13. Used Paint Can Planter
I have thousands of old paint cans laying around, and this project is the perfect way to repurpose all of them! Pot your plants directly into the old paint can container (after you’ve adequately cleaned it, of course!)
14. Children’s Room Chair Planter
Cut a hole the size of your plant container into the seat of an old chair. Place the container directly into the seat of the chair. Doesn’t this look fabulous?
15. Tin Can Planter
Mount old soup cans onto your fence and use them as small planters. Paint them your favorite color for an added effect!