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10 DIY Planters

Because terracotta planters are so last year.

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Why put your plants in a boring pot, when you can make your own unique planter from something you may have on hand?

Radio flyer

Via cre8tivedesignsinc.com

A rusted wagon is reborn as a planter displaying pretty annuals. The wheels on the wagon mean the planter can be easily moved around the yard or garden to gather sun or serve as a showpiece.

Getting the boot

Via trash2treasure.wordpress.com

Pairs of red rain-boot planters parade across this porch. Though “made for walking” (as the song goes), these repurposed boots are filled with a variety of herbs and geraniums in a matching hue. Contrasting flower colors would create an equally pleasing look.

Got oil?

Via greayer.com

In this bright and playful courtyard, recycled and painted oil drums provide new homes for trees as well as plants. Some of the drums are fitted with platforms to serve as benches. Who wouldn’t want to sit and stay awhile?

Cinder(ella) blocks

Via lifewithoutexpectations.com

Stacked cinder blocks, with their ready-made potting compartments, create a geometric platform to show off a variety of plants. Unfinished or painted in bold colors, cinder blocks make quick and easy planters with structural heft.

Teapots - short and stout

Via recyclart.org

Cracked teapot got you down? Look at this charming, cheerful series of teapots adorning the railing of a stone staircase. Any cracks would be perfect for drainage!

Bountiful bathtub

Via billbatesphotography.com

A waterfall of petunias cascades out of an old cast-iron bathtub. So many of these antique beauties are discarded to make way for new fixtures, yet here this classic household icon is whimsically reborn.

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