Add some personality to your outdoor space by making your own DIY planters. From cheap and easy DIY wood planters to unique upcycled planters, there are affordable, gorgeous planter ideas here to fit every plant.
Now that we’re moving into spring and nicer weather, it’s the perfect time to make some new planters for your outdoor plants.
It’s crazy how expensive really nice looking planters can be, especially when you need something large for bigger plants!
Making your own can save you a lot of money. Plus, you can choose exactly the look you want to coordinate with your home’s exterior.
23 DIY Planters
I've found that are basically two main types of DIY planters - planter boxes built from wood and planters upcycled from everyday objects.
I'm a huge fan of both, so I'm including tutorials for the best DIY wooden planters along with amazing DIY upcycled planter ideas in this post. Whatever type of planter you're looking for, I'm confident you'll find it here!
DIY Wooden Planters
When you build your own planters, it's easy to create planters in any size, shape, and finish you want! These DIY wooden planters all include step-by-step instructions so you can recreate them for your own home.
This large DIY planter box is one of my favorite outdoor DIY projects. I love the weathered finish and the wood to make this is crazy cheap.
DIY Strawberry Planter
This DIY DIY strawberry planter is a great space-saving planter. This tower has space for 18 plants and is perfect for balconies or patios.
DIY Self Watering Planter
If you have a tough time keeping plants alive, consider building a planter with a self-watering planter. With this DIY you can create a self-sufficient self-watering system for your garden.
Outdoor Bench With Raised Planters
Learn how to build an outdoor bench with raised planters. It not only looks beautiful, but it's also a great place to sit in the garden while you enjoy looking at all your flowers.
Planter Box With Hidden Hose Storage
This DIY planter box has a great feature to it - a hidden compartment to store your watering hose!
DIY Vertical Garden Wall Planter
If you are short on gardening space, this DIY vertical wall planter is such a great space saver and looks amazing.
DIY Planter Box For Front Porch
Learn how to make a stunning front porch planter box. I love the look of these and they'd make an excellent addition to any outside area.
Small Hanging Planter
What a fun idea for a hanging planter. This is a cute planter that can be used inside or outside and it's easy enough for even a beginner woodworker.
DIY Wood Planter Box Plans
Add some warmth to your porch or your backyard with a gorgeous wood planter box. This DIY planter has the look of a high end planter but for a much more affordable price.
Wooden Planter Box Plans
Use the included wooden planter box plans for a budget-friendly DIY. This planter has great beach vibe for all you coastal decor lovers!
This simple wooden planter box is an extremely easy build. It's the perfect size for a small countertop herb garden and also makes a great farmhouse style planter for an outdoor table.
You don't always have to break out the power tools to create a gorgeous planter. There are lots of creative ways to upcycle ordinary household objects into amazing planters. Just follow the links for all the info you need to create your own version of each of these planters.
Recycled Guitar Planter
Do you have an old guitar that doesn't work? Consider recycling it into a guitar planter. This is such a unique planter idea that doubles as garden art.
Galvanized Stock Tank Planter
I love the look of this DIY galvanized stock tank planter and the post gives lots of helpful tips for using a stock tank to create a raised bed planter.
Repurposed Patio Chair Garden Planters
This patio chair planter is a super easy project and it's such a great way to add a pop of color to your garden.
Fluted Concrete Planter
I never would have guessed this adorable concrete straw planter actually gets that gorgeous texture from straws! It's a simple way to create a gorgeous modern planter.
DIY Rubber Boot Planters
Now, this is a DIY I have never seen before, and I love it! What a cool idea to use old boots to create a rubber boots planter. This is a great way to add a pop of color to your garden.
Bathroom sink as a container garden
This is another great way to recycle something from the home to your garden. Using a sink as a planter creates a great space for plants with built-in drainage.
How To Make Planters Out Of Baskets
You can pick up baskets at thrift stores for cheap. Learn how to turn them into usable basket planters with this easy guide.
How to make a Driftwood Succulent Planter
This driftwood succulent planter is gorgeous! It reminds me of summer, the beach, and all the good things and it makes a beautiful centerpiece for an outdoor table.
Mason Jar Herb Planter
This mason jar planter is such a simple way to add different herbs to your garden.
Upcycled Marimekko Decorative Tin Can Planters
These decorative tin planters are a great way to add some color and pattern to your garden. Who knew recycled cans could look so beautiful!
Plant An Herb Garden In A Galvanized Bucket
Use a repurposed galvanized bucket to make a convenient herb garden. Keep it close to the kitchen for easy access!
Bathroom Light Fixture Planter
What a creative way to reuse a bathroom light fixture. this upcycled planter is so unique and makes a great addition to your garden.
Want more outdoor DIY ideas? Check out these projects next:
- How to make a charming DIY house number sign
- Inexpensive Screened-In Porch Makeover Reveal
- Mason Jar Succulent Garden
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