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10 Creative Garden Container Ideas l Home Design

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We have got garden container ideas for you. With our ideas, you’ll be inspired to dirty your hands and spruce up your porch or patio with some pretty container gardens in no time. When designing your outdoor space, it is easy to just buy a fun planter at the store, but if you want more creative garden container ideas, this is the list for you. Each of these fun and creative containers takes something you can easily find in your home or at a flea market and makes it into a beautiful display for your plants. Read on for instructions for making all creative garden container ideas!

10 Unique Planter Ideas for Your Garden

There are even ideas on this list that you make with your kids as an easy family project. Round up old outgrown rain boots, toy trucks, or laundry baskets and make fun planters out of them together. Whether your outdoor space is large or small, there are creative projects to fit your needs. If you have a smaller yard, try one of the hanging containers to save space. 


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I love the new tire trend; they’re being upcycled in so many unique ways! With a little bit of creativity, you can incorporate them into your yard, too.

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Water fountains make for enchanting petite gardens. How fun would it be to make a little garden with rocks, moss, small plants, and mini garden accessories?!

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While some may see a useless bucket of rust, this reclaimed tackle box has a new life as the home for colorful succulents. Rust cultivates character while the stones and succulents provide lots of visual interest. This planter would probably not be safe for edible plants but would look dazzling with vining flowers.


A wheel barrow planter is easy to move, making it convenient for watering, or moving out of bad weather or frigid temperatures.

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A vintage bike is a whimsical way to show off your potted plants. Leave it as is, or spray paint it to match your garden’s theme.

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This planter blends seamlessly with the other outdoor decor because it literally drops into the furniture. If you are comfortable making modifications, most wooden patio furniture can be retrofitted with a planter box. Use this idea to grow insect-repelling plants or perhaps herbs for cooking and cocktails.


Similar to the idea of hollowing out a tree stump, there are also plants that will grow really well in shallow rocks. You might already have a few rocks that are hollow enough to support succulents or dessert plants, but you can also group a few rocks or stones together to create a natural little rock garden.

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Because they’ve already got the holes for drainage, they’re perfect for potting plants! I love t

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Rainbows tie into almost every color scheme and are a cheerful accent. Of course, if your space calls for a more subdued look, you could use a more neutral hue for the slats. Another way to personalize this piece would be to use colorful flower pots.


What might now be an eyesore, can be a beautiful and natural flower pot. Use a chisel and hammer to carve out the middle of a tree stump or log, fill with soil, and then plant flowers of your choice.

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How Clever! I suppose you could use just about anything as a planter. The sweet Alyssum on the first picture creates the illusion of soap suds around the carefully placed plates.

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You can’t get much smaller than this! Succulents are perfect because they’re so hardy and you can just use a small clipping. Attach a magnet and place them on your fridge!

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Vertical gardening is a great way to add lots of green areas in small spaces. Even in large spaces, these troughs are an efficient way to grow an herb garden. For a Scandinavian look, use unstained blonde wood. If farmhouse is your jam, try incorporating some galvanized metal.

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