15 DIY Planters You Can Make in One Hour (or Less!)

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Spring's arrival has me itching to become a true #plantlady more than ever. Unfortunately, my newlywed budget usually stops me in my tracks. While plants themselves can be inexpensive, planters are often a completely different story. Luckily, there are tons of budget-friendly, DIY options. I've rounded up 15 super-chic projects for my fellow plant people. The best part? You can knock these DIYs out in an hour or less. Now, if I can just pick my favorite…

Note: Though these projects can be completed in approximately an hour, some planters need to sit overnight to dry or set.

Mini Face Planters

Photo by: Jason Kisner

Jason Kisner

If you're a fan of tiny plants, this craft is for you. These whimsical planters are made with egg cups and paint markers. Bonus: You can make one of these guys in just a few minutes!

Make This: Mini Face Planters

Hanging Macrame Planter

Macrame Plant Hanger

Macrame Plant Hanger

Using all supplies from the hardware store, make this easy hanger to display your favorite plant.

Embrace boho style by crafting a hanging macrame planter for indoors or out. Select your own rope colors to coordinate with your space's color palette.

Copper + Cement Hanging Planter

Liven up a blank wall with this modern hanging planter. Welcome home, air plants!

Marbled Planter

Add a vibrant splash of color to any space with a marbled planter. This quick, easy project uses nail polish colors of your choice.

Make This: Marbled Planter

Modern House Number Planters

DIY Address Number Planters

DIY Address Number Planters

Take your house numbers to the next level with these easy DIY planters.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Replace outdated house numbers with these stylish planters to create some serious curb appeal.

Hanging Leather Planter

Plant meets high fashion, and the air is its runway.

Metallic Dinosaur Planters

metallic dinosaur planters

Metallic Dinosaur Planter

Make a cute miniature planter using metallic plant and dinosaur figurines.

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Give your plants some prehistoric personality with these glamorous dino planters.

Painted Rope Planter

hanging painted rope planter

Hanging Painted Rope Planter

Display your houseplants in a stylish hanging painted rope planter.

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Spray paint and rope make this project adorable and affordable.

Concrete Planters

Put your old bowls and pans to good use with this concrete planter project. It’s easier than you’d think!

Quirky Head Planter

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You Can Use a Mannequin Head to Create a Cute, Quirky Planter

Photo by: Rae Sturm

Rae Sturm

Make a statement with a unique mannequin head planter. This quirky piece is perfect for those who like gutsy design.

Modern Planters

Add a touch of fresh, modern style to any space with these mini planters. If you have a black thumb, complete this project by crafting cute paper cacti.

Geometric Succulent Hangers

Geometric Miniature Planters

Geometric Miniature Planters

Give dad a handsome planter this Father's Day for a unique and handmade gift. Even kids can get in on this craft with just a little parental guidance. The final planters can be hung in the home or office, wherever Dad needs a little bit of greenery to brighten his day!

Let your succulents fly high with these trendy hanging planters. Wire hangers create a cool, industrial vibe.

Upcycled Salad Bowl Planter

Give new life to an old salad bowl with this quick, easy project.

Instagram Photo Planters

Image Transfer for Succulent Pots

How to Make Succulent Planters With Instagram Photos

This fun packing tape image transfer method is perfect for adding your Instagram photos to little flower pots! Take a laser-printed Instagram photo and firmly cover it with packing tape, leaving a tape border around the edges of the image. Submerge the tape in water for a few minutes. Using your fingertips, gently roll the wet paper away from the back of the tape until it feels smooth. The ink will remain on the tape and the paper will wash away. Let dry completely. The tape will become sticky again; just stick your image to the front of your succulent pots!

Photo by: Chelsea Foy

Chelsea Foy

To transfer Instagram photos onto planters, firmly cover a laser-printed Instagram photo with packing tape, leaving a tape border around the edges of the image. Submerge the tape in water for a few minutes, and then gently roll the wet paper away from the back of the tape until it feels smooth. The ink will remain on the tape. Let dry, and when the tape is sticky again, stick the image to the front of your planter.

Dripping Paint Can Planters

Hydrangeas in Metal Can Planters

White Hydrangeas in DIY Dripping Paint Can Planters

Use contrast to add depth to the overall look of each styled vessel. Here, the white coloring of the hydrangea set against the super saturated hue of the purple strikes a perfect balance.

Old paint cans and leftover paint make this industrial-chic project ultra-inexpensive.

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