35 Creative DIY Planter Tutorials ( How To Turn Anything Into A Planter! )

35 beautiful DIY planter ideas with great tutorials! How to make free or low-cost vegetable planters & flower pots easily using simple & up-cycled materials such as pallets, wood, old tires, cans, & more!

Right now, everything I see, looks like a potential DIY planter! Planters and flower pots can add so much beauty and flair to a garden. The good news is, we can create great looking and durable DIY planters from simple materials and up-cycled objects.

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Here’s a variety of DIY planter ideas from pallet planters to plastic DIY flower pots! Let’s start with some designer looking DIY planters you can make for less than $10!

Easy and beautiful wood DIY planters .

35 beautiful DIY planter ideas with great tutorials! How to make your own DIY planters and flower pots easily using simple materials and up-cycled objects: from designer wood planters, pallet planters to bottle planters, and lots more! - A piece of Rainbow

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Generic plastic flower pots are durable and cheap, wood planters are beautiful and expensive. Here is how to have the best of both: beautiful and easy DIY large wood planter box for $10  and simple wood planters to cover old plastic pots!

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Another designer looking wood DIY planter: a living wall pallet planter!

How to make outdoor DIY planters from recycled tires.

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There are many ways to use rubber tires to make large planters for outdoors. You can  stack them up,  hang them in a tree, or cut them into  flower shape as a lotus planter.

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Just a little fearless imagination, we have these giant parrots made from tires! ( Images from ponyswings.com, site no longer active ) See video tutorial below!

Make creative DIY flower pots from re-purposed objects.

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Can you believe these DIY flowers pots are all made from things in our closet!

Gardeners always have plenty of used hats, colorful rain boots, shoe organizers, and cute happy purses. Just remember to line the hats and purses with plastic, and add drain holes to all these planters.

DIY planter ideas from our kitchens.

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Our kitchens have a lot of planters in disguise!

Vintage tea tins, colorful colander, misc cookware, and even coconut shells can all become planters!

Up-cycle glass or plastic bottles into DIY planter pots.

Love cats or not, this soda bottle planter is just darling!

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Many ways to make hanging planters from plastic bottles! ( Bitrebels | Hello NaturalSCJohnson )

16 ingenious ways to reuse plastic bottles to make amazing useful things for our home and garden! You may never look at plastic bottles the same way again | A piece of Rainbow

A wine bottle makes the perfect self watering planter and plastic bottles can work too!

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Make an epic planter out of lots of glass bottles.

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Transform damaged furniture into DIY planter pots

When a cute piece of furniture breaks, it may still have another life: turn them into DIY planters and plant stands!

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Such a wonderland where flowers grow out of chairs, dressers, and drawers.

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Now I am really stepping into a fairy tale: a book planter, and a typewriter planter.

Old garden tools and objects into DIY outdoor planters .

Make a strawberry tower from plastic nursery pots!

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A wheel barrel with drain holes drilled through makes a rustic charming large planter for outdoors!

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Planters can be made from rain gutters either hung with cables, or painted and attached to fence, or a painted drain pipe.

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Wood and pallet planters .

Pallet planters can be made in an instant here with weed barrier fabric to help hold the soil.

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If you are lucky enough to have tree stumps or logs, definitely check these DIY planter ideas out!

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Last but not least, concrete is a great material to make DIY planters of all shapes and sizes, for indoors and outdoors, like these geometric ones.

I hope these ideas will inspire you to create some beautiful and bountiful container gardens this year! See you next week!


  1. I was very pleased to find this website. I wanted to thank you for your time for this wonderful post!! I definitely enjoy reading it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you blog post.

  2. Great ideas for planters!
    I tried the link for the parrots, but it seems to be unavailable. Does anyone have the instructions?

  3. Hello Ananda,
    Your designs are very nice and eye-catching. I will try Diy planters from recycled tries for my house decoration.
    I have some old tires in my home and I will use them.
    Thanks for such a nice idea-sharing.

  4. I love tire planters! Just make sure not to eat what you plant in them. The chemicals in the tires will toxify edibles. Stick to ornamentals and its all good and beautiful.

  5. These are such great ideas! My favorite ones are the soda bottles recycled – especially the ones painted like cats. So adorable!

  6. Just been on Pinterest after a while and saw this! Straw hats are perfect for me as I have a few old ones lying around and am just in the middle of doing up our courtyard garden in a woodland and vintage theme! Was thinking of ideas to do up an old shed so going to use hats?

  7. Lovely and quite useful ideas! I’m still planning my flower garden now and here are few planters that will look great at my place. I’ll definitely recommend your post to my sister. She’ll be glad to add some new planters in her garden too. Thank you for sharing!

  8. Wow these are so great! My daughters are DYING to plant flowers, but our garden space is teeny tiny for our townhome, so this post is coming at a great time! Loved the concrete module one 🙂

  9. I love the rain boot planters!! I never really realized that you could technically turn anything into a planter. I’m going to start looking at my household items in a different light now!

  10. This is my first visit to your site and you’ve totally inspired me! I realize I’ve been overthinking an upcycle project I’ve wanted to undertake.I’ll send you a pic when I’m done, but (hint) it has to do with empty 20lb plastic jugs of kitty litter. So thank you!

  11. So many awesome ideas and I love that most of the stuff is recycled. Personally loving the concrete planters and the use of the old soda bottles!

  12. OMG This is so awesome!! I have to say I think the boots are my favorite!! Such a cute idea!!! I am definitely going to have to try!! thanks for sharing!

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