Looking for something unique and inexpensive to brighten up your garden while providing a fun focal point?
Why not turn everyday objects into fascinating and functional planters? Almost anything – from old tires to coffee bags – can be used to grow flowers and herbs. The possibilities for re-purposing your old ‘junk’ are endless.
To give you some ideas, here are some up-cycled garden planters you can make by yourself.
Looking for inspiration to up-cycle your old tires while de-cluttering your garage? Try grouping neon-painted tires of different types and sizes for a truly eye-catching and eco-friendly garden planter.
This log planter is pretty straightforward to make (although it requires a bit of strength) and easily lasts at least five years.
Make the most of those long fall evenings with this planter which doubles as a candle holder.
Coffee bags make fantastic planters – they’re recyclable, biodegradable, weather resistant, lightweight and flexible. Even better, they take just 30 minutes to put together!
This eye-catching herb garden is made with reclaimed wood, painted mason jars and decorative hanging chalkboards – the perfect way to house all manner of tasty and healing herbs.
Made from an old picnic basket that has been ‘antiqued’, this shabby chic planter can be made for under $10!
Dress up your plants in an old dresser, revamped with bright paint and colorful embellishments.
No nautical themed garden is complete without this rustic driftwood planter – although it would look good just about anywhere!
Transform empty oil or kerosene drums into a cute Mr. and Mrs. Planter combo – complete with umbrellas to protect delicate blossoms from wind and rain.
Use this old wooden barrel and lighten up your garden.
After a kitchen remodel, hang onto your old drawers. With some wooden beams for legs and a few plants they can take on a new lease of life and brighten up your porch or patio.