Last Updated on October 31, 2021 by Phil
Looking for DIY ideas for original garden pots? Here are some amazing ways to create your very own planters and containers using things you’ve created or repurposed.
The best thing about doing this is they’re free. And, you can customize them so that they look unique.
Here are some of my favorite original garden pot ideas you need to see.
Original DIY Garden Pots and Planters Ideas
In case you have an old wheelbarrow lying around in the shed you don’t use anymore, you can use it as a planter to keep plants.
Wheelbarrows have a large holding capacity. And, being off the ground you can allow some plants to overflow out to the sides as well.
Water Can Flower Pot
This water can flower pot décor is perfect for tabletops as well as using as a planter.
It is a great way to repurpose old gardening tools so make them useful again. That’s not something you can do with all the tools. But, watering cans lend themselves quite well to this because oft their long cylindrical bodies.
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Candlestick Holder Flower Pot
Candlestick holders are not often used in the garden. But, if you can find an old one with a lovely design, you can use it o hold smaller plants.
The structure of the candleholder will provide the décor while the plants can stand out as they come out from above.
Flower Pot in a Chair
Old chairs are likewise easy to repurpose for your garden. The spacious seating area gives you a lot of room to place different plants.
In this case, it removes the seat and uses the chair’s frame to hold the hanging planter.
Old Chandelier Flower Pot
Chandeliers with large bulb holders likewise make perfect mini flower pots. That’s because the shapes of the bulb holders are perfect for small plants and flowers.
Birdhouses and Whiskey Barrel
There are many ways you can use birdhouses to create original flower pots. Here, they are more like a decorative piece rather than the plant holder itself.
Nevertheless, is a very creative way to create something wonderful to look at.
Here’s something you can build yourself with wood or use old plastic containers.
The long planters are perfect for lining up the sides of walls and edges. And, they’ll allow you to grow different types of plants away from your garden.
Recycled Tire Planter
Tires are one of the most popular garden décor or planter pieces because you can paint them different colors. And, the center gives you a lot of space to grow various kinds of plants.
Better yet, you can use different size of tires to vary things up as well.
Concrete Corner Planter
If you happen to have cinder blocks left over from some remodeling or construction you had done to your place, you can use them to create small planters as well.
By flipping them to their sides, you can use the small holes as containers.
Toilet Flower Planter
Toilets are definitely not the first thing you’ll think of in the garden. But, as you can see here, its shape works great for holding plants.
Both the bowl and the top are large and deep allowing you to fill them up with flower beds.
Old desks lend themselves quite well to plants due to the large desk area and drawers.
The larger and deeper the drawers, the bigger the plants you’ll be able to grow.
Galvanized Trash Can Planters
Old trash cans or small barrels are a great way to grow larger plants or small to medium sized trees.
In this case, the plants are in galvanized trash bins of different sized placed close to one another.
Hanging Pail Planters
We all have old pails lying around somewhere. It doesn’t matter is they’re made of wood, plastic or aluminum, you can repurpose them to create this lovely hanging wall flower pot look.
These are great because they offer a lot of space to grow different plants or flowers. Plus, you can let vines trail down as well.
Old step ladders are great because they are perfectly designed for tiered planters. Similarly, you can use them for climbing vines or trailing plants as well.
The best part about them is that you can move them around quite easily if needed.
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