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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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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