These unique DIY planters are an awesome way to boost your home’s curb appeal on a budget. If you are looking for creative ideas for plant containers, the list below is sure to inspire you.
From free planter box plans to upcycled planters, you will be able to find something that suits your personal style and skillset.
When choosing the kind of outdoor planter box you want for your house, there are a few things to consider.
Take into account the size of your porch, the kind of plants you wish to use and if you want to switch flowers out every season or if you would prefer to use evergreen shrubs that last all year.
Keep on reading for a great selection of tutorials for outdoor planters on a budget.
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Click on the link or picture for each one of these DIY outdoor planter ideas to be taken straight to the tutorial.
How to Repurpose a Torn Rattan Chair
Everyone has patio chairs that have seen their best and if you don't, drive around your neighbourhood on garbage day and you will be sure to find some on the curb.
This tutorial is a great way to turn your trash into a beautiful garden display.
DIY Springtime Planters from Recycled Boxes
Simple boxes can easily be upcycled into bright colored planter boxes that will look amazing on any porch!
How to upcycling a pallet into a planter
Even DIY large planters for outdoors can get pricey with all the materials you need, that's why I love these repurposed pallets.
If you are wondering where to get old pallets, you can ask at stores and building stores - they will often give them away for free.
If you love pallet projects, these giftable pallet projects are sure to keep you busy.
Vintage Toddler Potty Blooms into a Flower Potty
Here's a really cute outdoor planter idea that is made from the most unlikely piece of trash - am old potty!
Sea Glass Planter
Make this planter from your collection of sea glass - if you don't have any then you can actually buy it on Amazon!
Make a Simple Planter from Scrap wood
I've always wondered how to build a planter box with legs and this tutorial makes it so easy! A raised planter is awesome for tomatoes and other vegetables.
Ombre Plant Pot
If you have some old plant pots kicking about, consider painting two of them in ombre paint and putting them on either side of your front door.
Vertical Garden Wall Planter with Plans
Click through for the instructions on how to make this amazing vertical planter box including free plans.
DIY Planter Box for Cheap
If you want to make outdoor planters on a budget, this one is for you! You can make these gorgeous planters for less than $15!
Here is another great idea for giving your old, tired planters another lease on life - stencils!
PVC Pipe Photo Planters
These pipe photo planters are some of the most unique DIY planters I have ever come across and they are fun to make!
If you have a large space, you can make a garden box for your plants.
This is the perfect place for your seedlings and delicate plants that need to be kept out of the wind.
If you love decorating your porch railing for Christmas but don't do much the rest of the year, how about making these awesome planters?
Easy DIY Marbled Pots
Marbled pots look amazing and are so easy to make. You can make a bunch of them and line the around the edge of your porch or deck.
DIY Tiered Raised Garden Bed
Grab the full tutorial and plans of this amazing raised planter that has two levels.
Recycled Container Herb Garden
Use old cans and food containers to create a brightly colored herb garden with this tutorial.
Easy Vertical Pallet Garden
This is another way to upcycle pallets for a wonderful garden that would look great on any front porch wall.
DIY Repurposed Cooler Planter
If you have an old cooler kicking about in the garage, don't throw it away - repurpose it!
How is that for a creative planter idea?
If you love bright colors, it doesn't get much more vibrant that this DIY painted flamingo planter!
Final Thoughts On DIY Outdoor Planter Ideas
When money is tight or you just don’t want to add more to the landfill, repurposing items you already have is a wonderful idea.
Even if you use trash day finds or scour garage sales for cheap planters that you can jazz up, they will still be cheaper than the expensive cedar planters at a regular garden centre.
Add in some brightly colours plants, a cute doormat and your front porch will look amazing all year round!
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