39 Unique Garden Container Ideas You Would Love To DIY
When you want to add more personality to your garden interior, you need to go beyond the standard market offers and solutions. And this is where the DIY comes in help.
There are various projects- from landscaping ideas, garden planters and containers, to furniture designs that will add the right amount of individual touch and uniqueness to your garden ambiance.
Today we are going to focus on the DIY projects for garden containers.
The ideas we have gathered for you are so extraordinary and beautiful that they will surely make your summer oasis more magical and relaxing.
1. Antique Bathtub as Garden Décor
If you think creatively and you are an eco-friend, you can turn useless furniture into unique objects.
An old bathtub is one of the most successful repurposed garden containers. Its bed is large enough to accommodate many flowers. When they reach their blooming phase, the tufts will peek out of the bathtub as aromatic foam.
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2. 50-Plant Composting Vertical Garden Planter
If you are short on space, but still want to grow many plants or herbs your best option is to have a compact vertical garden.
The best part is you can rotate it to easily reach every one of the plants. It also turns waste kitchen scraps into organic fertilizer to grow organic food.
3. Antique Washtub Garden Container
Inspired by the countryside living, a group of repurposed galvanized washtubs holds coleus species. This vintage green nook is an alternative to a rock garden.
4. Cinder Block Garden Container Ideas
This cinder block plant container is suitable for small or big patios as you can define its size.
The fabricated openings of the blocks provide space for small plants like succulents, decorative grass and moss.
The miniature plants and the plain concrete finish make the design of this container contemporary.
5. Concrete Planters
Making planters from concrete is easy and affordable.
The other advantage of crafting with concrete is the variety of finished shapes as they depend on the molds. Take a look around and use buckets, bowls, even PVC pipes for your garden container molding.
6. DIY Clay Pot Garden Pond
Working with clay isn’t difficult, on the contrary- it is big fun as you use actively your hands and that naturally relaxes the mind.
Find a large bowl and use it as a mold for your clay workpiece. When dry, use as a zen garden pond with suitable water plants.
7. DIY Plant Chandelier Decoration
An old chandelier can become a remarkable focal point for your porch or garden.
Take off the light bulbs and replace them with small terra cotta pots. Paint in a bright color for visible summer vibes.
8. DIY Seashell Succulent Container
Small accents can make a great impact. Your collection of seashells is a suitable container for small succulents.
Planting them is very easy and growing them- unpretentious.
9. DIY Shoe Organizer Herb Garden
Don’t get rid of the old shoe organizer as it can be used as a vertical herb garden. Put soil in the pockets and plant the seeds.
Hang on your fence or your patio wall and enjoy the taste of your meals with fresh herbs.
10. DIY Stone Garden Container
Rock gardens take a very special place from the yard.
If you are not keen on the standard arrangement with small and average sized stones, use large stones with cavities as containers for your plants.
11. DIY Wagon Wheel Garden Container
Living decorations are very impressive. Usually, they use a repurposed object as a container that has holes to accommodate and hold plants.
An old wagon wheel is interesting and suitable support for such a garden. It will become a great backyard focal point both hanging or on the ground.
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12. Easy Colander Planters
Due to the large bowl, coated surface and fabricated holes, colanders easily transform into flower containers.
If you need a hanging planter, just use their lugs to suspend to a chain or cord.
13. Easy DIY Vintage Book
Add a little charm to your balcony with a handmade succulent container in an old book.
It will take you less than an hour but its impact will be noticeable.
14. Flower Planter with Logs
If you have leftover firewood, make a fence around a bowl or flower pot.
This cute edging is also suitable for fairy gardens.
15. Galvanized Metal Watering Can
For countryside shabby chic, use old galvanized watering cans as flower containers.
You can arrange in a group on the ground or put one at each step from your porch staircase.
16. Garden Fountain Container Idea
Fountains can be used as tiered flower containers.
Choose plants as you may like- from cascading on the lower level combined with succulents on the top level or succulent species in both containers.
17. Metal Tool Box Planter
This is one of the cleverest container ideas and it is based on the recycling trend. An old metal toolbox is turned into a succulent garden.
This decoration will add vintage spirit to the garden interior.
18. Painted Cans and Ladder
We bet you haven’t ever thought that paint cans can be used as flower containers.
Well, they can and they look extraordinary- slightly pour paint onto the top edge of the cans and let it dry. The random lines can match the planted flowers’ color.
19. Painted Tire Flower Display
Use old tires to edge your garden beds.
They will look far better and cheerful if painted in bright colors.
20. Painted Tire Hanging
The old tires can be used as a hanging plant container. Its internal rim forms a suitable bed to put soil and plant cascading flowers.
Hang on a tree or to a fence post.
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21. Palette and Pot Planter From Old Pallet
There are many ideas for vertical gardens.
If you are looking for the most budget-friendly and quick DIYs, then take a look at this pallet pot display. You can use it to contain succulents, herbs, blooming flowers.
22. Plant Boxes with Built-in Bench
This is a multifunctional idea that will add comfort and beauty to your garden or patio.
The bench has built-in plant containers on both sides which let the furniture easily blend with the rest of the exterior.
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23. Plastic Pipe Hanging Garden Idea
Plastic pipes are cheap and easy to be cut at home.
With the help of some hardware like chains and studs, you can use them as containers for a hanging garden.
Such vertical tiered gardens act as interesting patio edging or space dividers.
via The Whoot
24. Rain Boot Hanging Planters
As long as you have imagination, you can do the unbelievable transformation to useless objects like these boots flower containers, for example.
25. Rustic Log Flower Container
Make a flower bed out of a large log. It will save you loads of time and effort if you find a rotted log.
Take out the internal wood and practice your green thumb.
26. Shabby Chic Antique Pitcher Planter
A garden feature in white is a stylish and beautiful addition to the décor. It will be particularly chic if it is an antique.
A crackled pitcher can be used as a tabletop flower planter.
27. Stone Hand Garden Container Idea
There is something incredibly inviting about these holding hands sculpture.
You can make this garden container with concrete or gypsum poured into gloves. This decoration is perfect to add flower accents to grass gardens.
28. Stone Heart Garden Decorations
Create a mini garden with heart-shaped stones.
You can DIY the container using a mold made from cardboard, a gift box, or rubber lining.
Pour concrete or gypsum and add a smaller mold on top of it to form the future flower bed.
29. Tiered Clay Pot Herb Garden
Tiering terra cotta pots is very easy.
Use the existing drainage pots to put each pot through a metal dowel thrust into the soil of the pot below.
30. Upcycled Boot Flower Planter
The purpose of such a flower container is to evoke smiles.
The leakier and older the boot is, the better it is for drainage.
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31. Upcycled Desk Garden Container
An old desk is not only a beautiful upcycled garden decoration but also a unique flower arranger.
The leveled alignment of the drawers will allow the creation of an original cascading plant arrangement.
32. Upcycled Plastic Laundry Basket Container
When the laundry basket breaks, you have an alternative application- a flower container.
Add burlap inside where the slots are and outside to hide the plastic. A fancy ribbon from rope will give a farmhouse finish to the repurposed container.
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33. Upcycled Toy Truck Garden Planters
Succulents are definitely popular these days.
They are great not only for their easy-to-grow characteristics but also for their size which allows planting them in all kinds of containers.
34. Vintage Dining Room Chair
Demonstrate your creativeness by turning an old chair into a vintage flower container.
First, you need to think of a color that will make a drastic contrast with the rest of your decoration as this container deserves attention.
Then put a coco-lined pot at the place of the seating board and voila!
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35. Vintage Garden Container
If you don’t like the monotony of the strictly arranged garden, break it with a repurposed dresser.
Use the drawers as herb or flower containers and their top as a pot stand.
36. Vintage Sink Garden Planter
This is a strange but definitely an original idea.
Besides, it is very eco-friendly as the sink is upcycled and repurposed to accommodate flowers.
37. Wheelbarrow Flower Planter
A wheelbarrow container is a charming way to add color and farmhouse mark to your backyard or patio.
The beautiful bouquet of flowers it holds can be refreshed at any time.
38. Wicker Basket Flower Planter
This is an inspiration for how to use wicker baskets otherwise.
When they cannot find their place inside the house, they quickly fit into the garden interior. They will look particularly well as flower containers among the rye-grass garden.
39. Wooden Wine Barrel Flower Planter
An old barrel is turned into a flower container by adding legs as support.
The stuffed flower bouquet makes the barrel stand out from the rest of the garden.