10 Creative Garden Container Ideas


I suppose I’ve never been very creative in the garden; whenever I want to plant something, I always go for a boring old pot! But really, you can make a planter out of just about anything. Why not add a little bit of whimsy and charm to your garden with items you already have around the house? Here are a few of my favorite clever garden container ideas. Get inspired!


1. Shoe Planters

Drill a few holes in the bottom for proper drainage, and you’ve got a charming little container! This works well for plants with small root systems, like succulents or herbs.


2. Vintage Bicycle Planters

A vintage bike is a whimsical way to show off your potted plants. Leave it as is, or spray paint it to match your garden’s theme.


3. Cork Planters

You can’t get much smaller than this! Succulents are perfect because they’re so hardy and you can just use a small clipping. Attach a magnet and place them on your fridge!


4. Tire Planters

I love the new tire trend; they’re being upcycled in so many unique ways! With a little bit of creativity, you can incorporate them into your yard, too.


5. Water Fountain Planters

Water fountains make for enchanting petite gardens. How fun would it be to make a little garden with rocks, moss, small plants, and mini garden accessories?!


6. Sink Planters

How Clever! I suppose you could use just about anything as a planter. The sweet Alyssum on the first picture creates the illusion of soap suds around the carefully placed plates.


7. Strainer Planters

Because they’ve already got the holes for drainage, they’re perfect for potting plants! I love the idea of using a colorful vintage pasta strainer. Lovely for indoors or out.


8. Tree Stump Planters

What might now be an eyesore, can be a beautiful and natural flower pot. Use a chisel and hammer to carve out the middle of a tree stump or log, fill with soil, and then plant flowers of your choice.


9. Wheel Barrow Planters

A wheel barrow planter is easy to move, making it convenient for watering, or moving out of bad weather or frigid temperatures.


10. Birdcage Planters

Birdcages come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, and they’re ideal for showcasing your plants, especially plants that tend to hang and droop; spilling out of the cage.


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