8 Fresh + Fun DIY Outdoor Planters
Give your outdoor space or container garden a much-needed spring refresh with these eye-catching upcycled planters.
If your outdoor containers are looking a little worse for the wear after this harsh winter, don't despair! These gorgeous, easy-to-make DIY planters not only add fresh color and character to your garden and patio, but they're light on your wallet, too. Less money spent on containers = more money for flowers. I'd call that a win.
Colorful Drip-Paint Pots
Say goodbye to plain, old terra-cotta pots and hello to vibrant, designer-worthy containers. All you need for this fun project is some craft paint, a drop cloth and about half an hour. It's also a great kid-friendly craft idea.
Make This: DIY Drip-Paint Pots
Don't Trash Those Old Tins
Empty tea tins, cookie jars and even used tin cans become stylish (and free!) flower containers with just a little elbow grease and a screwdriver.
Make This: Garden Containers From Old Tin Cans
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Beachy Pallet Boxes
With their streamlined look and bright colors, you'd never know these gorgeous planter boxes were made from a discarded shipping pallet. Break out the table saw and make your own this weekend!
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Chic Spiral Planter
I'm always looking for out-of-the-ordinary ways to display my spring blooms, so I got overly excited when I saw this stunning, easy-to-make spiral planter made from inexpensive reed fencing and a galvanized tub.
Make This: 7 Easy Steps for Making a Spiral Planter
New Life for Old Furniture
This repurposed shaving stand planter is oh-so-pretty and the perfect solution to my patio privacy issue. Recreate this look with an old dresser, desk, storage cabinet or any other drawered furniture.
Gelatin Mold Concrete Planters
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Before you throw away old cereal bowls or gelatin molds, consider using them to make these custom concrete planters. This project is easy, fun and a great low-cost alternative to the expensive containers you'd find at a big-box store.
Planter + Birdbath
Attract feathered friends and add a little character to your garden with this bright, double-duty planter. Because birds are most attracted to cool water, place this container in a shady spot and plant with shade-loving blooms.
Make This: Easy Planter Birdbath