DIY Outdoor Planters – 20 Creative Projects to Add to Your Garden

May 16, 2019

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Get crafty in your backyard this spring and summer with 20 creative DIY outdoor planters that will add a little handmade charm your garden!

Gardening season has officially begun here in New Jersey!  Of course, we were cleaning up the yard the moment the ground thawed!  This year, we got a super early start on gardening season.  My husband built a fence around our garden while it was still winter.  Towards the end of March, I was putting out pots of pansies, planting bulbs, and setting out some outdoor decor.  When spring fever hits, it tends to hit hard, and this year was no different! 

One thing I’m really excited to do, now that I can plant all sorts of summer plants, is go through our many, many, many pots to see what I can use, what I can give away, or what needs to be thrown away.  I’ve made plenty of DIY planters over the years and they’re definitely my favorite to hold onto!  Some were made with new materials and others were made with things we had on hand.

Last year, I found a rather large, pink birdcage at a yard sale.  I’m thinking about turning it into some kind of planter this year.  It was such a great find and is big enough to hold lots of plants!  I love a good upcycling project!  If you do, too, check out these 20 DIY planter projects.  Some are upcycled (get ready to hit up those yard sales!) and others are creative, new projects to add to your backyard! 

20 Creative DIY Outdoor Planters to Add to Your Garden
  1. DIY Cedar Ladder Planter – Our Home Made Easy
  2. Wooden DIY Planter Box (with build plans) – Sustain My Craft Habit
  3. Give Your Plant A Throne – The Lovely Drawer
  4. Old Drawers into Porch Planters – My Repurposed Life
  5. DIY Hanging Flower Basket Planter with a Repurposed Vintage Colander – Sadie Seasongoods
  6. Turn An Old Tire Into A Gorgeous Planter – Addicted 2 DIY
  7. How To Make A Stunning Wall Planter From Broken Plates – Pillar Box Blue
  8. Succulent Birdcage Planter – The Gardening Cook
  9. Modern Concrete Planters DIY – Paper and Stitch
  10. DIY Colander Flower Planter – Through Her Looking Glass
  11. Dutch Wooden Shoes as Wall Planters – Sadie Seasongoods
  12. Copper Plant Stands – Sarah Sherman Samuel
  13. How to Convert Used Candle Containers to Cool Planters in Minutes – Paper and Stitch
  14. DIY 3D Planter – Almost Makes Perfect
  15. Modern Planter Box – Stacy Risenmay
  16. Painted Cinder Block Planters – Little Miss Momma
  17. DIY White Washed Terra Cotta Pots – Setting for Four
  18. How to Age Galvanized Metal to Make Herb Planters – A Home To Grow Old In
  19. DIY Mid Century Planters – Sugar & Cloth
  20. Geometric Faux Metal Planters DIY – Paper and Stitch


Do you have any upcycled planters in your garden?

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