Outdoor Planter Ideas

Get a Jump Start On Spring With These Easy Planter Ideas

Outdoor projects can be planned and designed any time of the year. These outdoor planter ideas will help create the outdoor space of your dreams and they can be made or built quickly and easily! They’re perfect for an herb garden, vegetable garden or lovely flowers.

Reuse Metal Tins

One of my favorite projects were the metal tea tin planters I made using square tins that were coated with a waterproofing material to keep the tins from rusting. I punched holes in the bottom and used them for herbs. These cute little planters also make a quick and easy gift!

outdoor planter ideas tea tins

Recycle an Old Wooden Chair

Another one of my favorite planter stand ideas is the planter made using an old wooden chair. The seat rotted on the chair and rather than replace it, I added a piece of plywood with a large hole cut in it then added a plant. It was so pretty in my yard, though I did move it to the porch to keep it out of the elements. Thrift stores and second-hand shops like the Habitat for Humanity ReStore are great places to find old chairs to make planters!

planter stand ideas

An Easy to Build Planter

My cedar fence picket planter is still standing strong after several years outside (I currently have a flourishing sage plant in it!). It is easy to build, has excellent drainage, and I scored the boards from the markdown rack at Home Depot. It has weathered beautifully, and the painted design hasn’t faded too much. This easy to build planter is a quick and inexpensive build!

easy to build planters

The Easiest Planter of All

This rain gutter planter is definitely a super-easy project! These planters can be built to span the length of a porch railing, and the actual rain gutter clips can be used to mount the planter. It can be painted in a fun color, and is the perfect size for small flowers or herbs.

outdoor planter ideas rain gutter

A Raised Planter

For a raised garden bed plans, try the Alicia planter box. This planter is tall with a shelf underneath, and has decorative legs. It would be lovely with an herb garden growing in it!

raised garden bed planters

Hopefully, these ideas will inspire you to build the garden of your dreams… Have questions about any of the outdoor planter ideas? Leave a comment below!

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