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11 Unique Indoor and Outdoor Planter Ideas

Joy in the little things in life, can often be found by thinking outside of the box…the planter box that is. If you’re looking for some fun and inexpensive ways to add a little whimsy to your life, you should check out these 11 Unique DIY planter ideas to truly personalize your space and make it your own…often by using things that you already have on hand.

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11 Unique Indoor and Outdoor Planter Ideas.

I am a total sucker for a good DIY project…especially the ones that turn something old into something new by upcycling.

I’ve got a bunch of fun little unique planter ideas that I wanted to share with you to get those creative, and ever so frugal, juices flowing.

Cool Planter Ideas:

1. How to make an upcycled planter out of anything:

homemade planter ideas

Learn how to use your thrift store treasures as planters! Upcycle and find a whole new purpose for them.

2. DIY Gold & Concrete Succulent Planters:

diy flower box ideas

How to make chic gold and concrete succulent planters to bring a touch of green to your home.

3. Easy Map Planter DIY:

unique can planter ideas

Create your own souvenir with this simple DIY project using a complimentary Disneyland Park map (or a map from anywhere you go for that matter).  Here’s how to make a Disney Map Simple Planter.  No green thumbs required.

4. DIY Vertical Garden Wall Planter with Plans:

flower wall planter ideas

This DIY vertical garden planter wall allows you to grow tons of plants in a small footprint! Get the plans to make your own freestanding vertical garden and customize it to fit your space!

5. DIY Bird cage turned to flower planter:

how to use an old bird cage as a planter.

This Birdcage Flower Planter is a beautiful staple for your garden or steps outside. You could even hang some of these off of a covered porch or some trees that are low enough to reach for watering.

6. How to build a privacy fence with built in planter boxes:

How to build a privacy fence with attached planter all in one.

My favorite part about this planter is that it is built right into the fence! It looks great, adds functionality to the yard, and takes up way less space than it would if it were free-standing somewhere on its own.

7. How to make stenciled Flower pots:

how to stencil a terra cotta flower pot

Make your own cheerful and colorful stenciled flower pots with this simple and fun tutorial.

8. DIY Porch Planter Box:

how to make easy wooden porch planters.

Want to add some life to your front porch? Download these easy DIY planter box plans and learn how to build these modern farmhouse planters. It’s easier than you may think.

9. How to upcycle/turn a chair into a planter:

chair turned flower planter

Repurpose old chair frames into a fun holder for potted flowers. Perfect for your garden, the front porch, or any place that you need a large item to fill up space but also be beautiful…it’s a great way to add a pop of color into your outdoor decor too.

10. How to make a faux copper planter:

faux copper planter tutorial

Create your own darling planter with items that you may already have on hand. 

11. Terra Cotta plant pot idea:

How to age and stamp a terra cotta planter pot

Dry brush a terra-cotta flower-pot for a fast and easy truly personalized gift for anyone that would love it. 

You can also take it one step further and hand stamp words with an alphabet stamp too. 

That is all I have to share with you all today. I hope you found a little bit of frugal and cute inspiration to pretty up your home with these

Planter Ideas DIY!

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*Please note that this post was originally shared on this website in June of 2020, and has since been updated to improve user experience, as well as to remain relevant and provide new images.