Creative garden container ideas have become a new trend in recent years. Recycled items made from metal, wood, glass, or stone is ensuring they can withstand year-round weather conditions in 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. Check out these 10 Unique Garden Container Ideas
10 Creative Planter Ideas for Your Garden
These creative ideas for plant containers come from home gardens. Discover ways to make unique planters with inexpensive and recycled garden pots and some wonderful plants. 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. Read on for instructions for making all creative garden container ideas!
1. MILK CARTON PLANTERS
This is a cheap and easy way to create a one-of-a-kind centerpiece! You would never guess it was made out of a milk carton.
Source & Instructions: Camilla Fabbri
2. CHAIR PLANTER
Simply remove the seat so that your pot can rest in the frame! This would be an awesome decoration in any garden. A vintage chair is a whimsical way to show off your potted plants. Leave it as is, or spray paint it to match your garden’s theme.
3. TOY TRUCK PLANTERS
A dump truck! This has got to be a bachelor’s ideal garden container. I think it’s quite whimsical and fun, myself! I can’t help but think of everything as a container for plants now. Who wants a boring old pot when you can have something unique like this!? The only thing I would suggest is to drill a few holes in the bottom for proper drainage.
Top: Junk Market Bottom: Capers & Crayons
4. HOMEMADE BOOK PLANTERS
Pretty sweet way to decorate your home! Any book lover can appreciate this. And, you can find beautiful vintage books at thrift stores and antique malls for just pennies.
Source & Instructions: Apartment Therapy
5. PAINT CAN PLANTERS
They’re just the right size and shape! Drill a few holes in the bottom and decorate them however you’d like. Or, don’t decorate them at all! Just remove the label. I like the way they look in their natural state.
6. SUCCULENT WREATH
Spring always has me thinking of diy garden ideas and nothing says “welcome” better than a flourishing door wreath made out of living succulents. Reuse and up-cycle an old wreath into a living succulent garden that can be displayed front and center to your home or garden. This DIY succulent wreath project is fun and easy to make.
Image Source: Today’s Creative Life
7. TIN CAN PLANTERS
There are always an abundance of tin cans, and they make for cute gifts! I like this idea as a teacher’s gift. You could even write a special message on the outside.
Source & Instructions: Dos Family
8. CHANDELIER PLANTERS
What an awesome idea for a patio or hung from a tree! Use cascading plants like Ivy for the best result.
Top: missmodish.com Bottom: Etsy
9. CINDER BLOCK PLANTERS
Stacked cinder blocks have readymade compartments that are ideal for a variety of plants. You can stack and build them to create a wall or fit a custom space.
1. Bob Vila 2. Design Sponge 3. Pinterest
10 REPURPOSED SHOE HOLDER
Take advantage of vertical space with an over-the-door shoe holder! Use it to plant herbs for cooking, or just to decorate a wall or fence. Your garden is just as much a form of expression as your home is, so why not take things up a notch or two? From options you can buy to DIY inspiration and tutorials, these container gardening ideas will revolutionize the way you think about plants. Empty wine bottles and old teapots might be just the thing you need to breathe new life into your garden—who knew?