10 Creative Garden Container Ideas

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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?!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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