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10 Ways to Show Off Your Green Thumb With Cool DIY Planters

Whether you’re an avid gardener or just have a few favorite plants you’d like to display, this roundup of DIY planter ideas is sure to please. You’ll find ideas for planters of all sizes in both traditional and modern decor styles.

Stacked Tower Planter

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All you need to do for this easy DIY project is stack terra cotta pots in various sizes. The resulting tower planter is perfect for use as a mini herb garden. Martha Stewart explains.

DIY Paver Planter

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This planter is one you’ll be proud to display on your front porch. It’s also a practical way to display your house number. Learn more at Classy Clutter.

Tree Trunk Planter

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If you’ve recently removed an old rotted tree from your yard, use the pieces to make eye-catching planters for your favorite succulents. My Repurposed Life has the details.

Laundry Basket Hamper

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Give an old laundry basket with a few cracks a second life as a planter by covering it with burlap and rope. Elizabeth Jose Designs has the details.

Repurposed Pallet Planner

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Repurpose old pallets with this clever upcycling project. If you don’t want to display your house number, try adding a monogram or a favorite quote to the front. Visit Fiskars.com for the tutorial.

Rocky Bucket Planter

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Cover a metal bucket with grout and decorative river rocks for a pretty textured planter that will surely impress your friends. Visit Centsational Girl to learn more.

Planter Bench

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If you need seating as well as space for your plants, this DIY project addresses both needs.  My Outdoor Plans has the details.

Old Drawer Porch Planters

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Repurpose old dresser drawers by turning them into layered porch planters. This project is perfect for displaying lots of plants in a tiny spot. My Repurposed Life has the tutorial.

Concrete Planter

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Cover an old towel in concrete to make this creative DIY planter. Ideas 2 Live 4 explains how.

$8 Planter


If you’re on a tight budget, but have basic woodworking skills, this planter project is a frugal way to display your favorite flowers. The gold dipped legs add a touch of glam. Visit Home Heart and Hands for the full instructions.