Looking for DIY planter ideas for home so that you can stay busy and add depth to your already-beautiful space? We are here to help! Stylish DIY planters are a great way to add a pop of color to your décor or make use of old boxes and containers. So let’s get planting!
DIY Hanging Planter Ideas
Use these DIY hanging planter ideas to create a lively atmosphere in even the smallest of spaces.
Get Creative with a Garden on a Rope
There is a reason after all why the Hanging Gardens of Babylon made it to the list of the Wonders of the World. Not only is this particular idea, extremely pleasing aesthetically, it can bring a room to life in quite an astonishing way.
It can be of immense use when creating an herb garden as the planters are relatively smaller in size. The supplies that will be needed for this project are probably some you might just have lying about. If not – a quick run to a nearby store should suffice. All you need are some terra cotta flower pots, pine boards, rope and zip ties.
Make sure your flower pots are all the same size to satisfy that craving for perfection, and get started! If you want to make sure your hanging garden is visually striking, go ahead and paint your pots in a theme. You’re sure to feel joy every time you look at them!
Whip Out the Knitting Needles – We’re Weaving Us Some Planters
Never thought knitting needles could help in making something as adorable as planters, did you? You’re going to need some yarn for the project, along with some masking tape, scrap paper, plant pots and tapestry/darning needle.
All the supplies needed for this project can definitely be a little daunting, but the process is pretty simple to follow. When working with the yarn, making patterns and layering colors can really help bring the whole idea to life.
It might just be the thing missing from your home to pull in all the colors together. Tribal patterns can look very striking when fashioned with yarn so do try them out!
Working with Wood
For this, you will need 3 wooden bowls in progressively bigger sizes, wooden beads, rope, metal ring, ruler and a drill. The idea is to keep the smallest wooden bowl on top, and the ones below in progressively bigger sizes.
Each bowl needs to have three holes (this is where the drill comes in) which should be evenly spaced. Make sure these holes are large enough for the rope to pass through. Lace the rope through these holes securing it in place with knots in the rope itself. The beads serve the purpose of enhancing the beauty of the planter.
We prefer to save the top bowl for succulents and the rest to serve as platters for fruits and veggies. However, what we really love about this DIY planter idea for home is that you can use it in a number of ways! Store your fruits and veggies, use them as pots and plants or make an endearing herb garden – get your creative juices flowing!
Concrete or Clay? You Decide!
Working with concrete can be quite tricky so for this idea clay can work just as well – if not better! In order to make these super cute planters, you’re going to need some oven bake clay, rope, wooden beads, gilding supplies and adhesive, and brushes.
This project is a little more complex. However, trust us when we say the results are going to be worth all the effort. Roll out the clay in whatever shape tickles your fancy, just make sure to poke a hole in each side for the rope to pass through.
Bake your pot, and once it has completely cooled down, go ahead and decorate it however you want. There’s a whole rainbow of colors you can add! Lace the rope through the punched holes, add some beads and there you have it!
Working with Pallets
Pallet planters are very versatile. There are a great many ways in which they can be used. Perhaps the best part about recycling pallets is that they don’t really need any additional supplies to be bought. Which means, not only are they easy on the eyes, but also on the pocket!
Imagine being able to add herbs fresh from the garden to your dishes? The beautiful aromas wafting up from your food will surely take it to next level. This dream can now be a reality with a DIY planter idea for home, using just a pallet!
Pallets are a great way to begin with a kitchen or an herb garden. Remember to get some extra planks which will help while sectioning the pallet into a kind of grid. Then, fill it in with compost and get going with your plants! Remember to put in a little board saying the kind of plant in each section!
An Array of Succulents
Succulents are the cutest little plants, and there’s quite a range of them too. Using a pallet, you can make a display for your succulents, helping to exhibit them in all their glory.
As opposed to being placed on a flat surface, arranging them in a cascading manner will mean every one of them gets center stage. In order to make this work, remember to select the smaller sized succulents so that they fit into the gaps.
A Plant Stand
Pallets can be used to make a shelf, or a pallet plant stand. This is super useful if you have limited space. And of course, the plant stand can really help with organizing not just the plants but also all the tools and supplies that are used in taking care of the plants.
All you need to do is take care of the plants from the sides and then stack pallets on top of each other. Use larger pallets when creating a stand as this will allow for sufficient space in between levels to house plant pots or supplies.
Change is always good, although not very easy at times. For instance, moving heavy plants can be quite a drag which is why portable planters are a truly ingenious idea! Head on to your local hardware store and get some castor wheels. Now, all you need to do is attach these wheels to your pallets and put the heavy pots on top.
It would be even better if you could fill up your pots with compost and plants after you’ve moved them on top of the pallet – sidestep the heavy lifting altogether! Portable planters can be very useful in areas where plants need to be frequently moved to protect them from harsh weather conditions. When the conditions are good, however, you can place them out on your balcony and let them add some beauty to your home.
Recycled DIY Planters
Planters from Left-Over Cardboards
Plants and pots don’t always have to be large and majestic. Nor do they always need special supplies. You can literally use left-over containers such as yogurt containers or cardboard tissue rolls to house a beautiful little plant.
These containers are used frequently, and are therefore almost always available on hand. If you want to make it your own, paint the containers to match your room, or add a pop of color to your room. Very easy, and very rewarding!
Mason jars, arranged in a manner similar to a spice rack, would make for glorious planters. Given the size of the mason jars, of course no flowers can be planted in them, but they would do great for herbs and spices.
Bricks & Succulents – A Class Apart
The best for the last: house your succulents inside bricks. Bricks are not only natural, they are also very durable. As opposed to modern succulents, they are earthy and traditional.
The only tricky aspect to this project which needs to be maneuvered is drilling the holes in bricks which needs to be done with great care to avoid shattering the bricks. Make two equally spaced holes on either end of the brick, one for a succulent and one for a candle – now you have a truly distinctive candle holder as well!
Planters in a Tire
Another idea that is unique and versatile is turning an old tire into a planter. The supplies you’ll need for this planter in a tire are an old tire, a piece of wood to seal off the bottom, some bolts and nuts, and weather proof paint.
Simply take the old tire and close one side of it with a piece of wood. Then paint it over in the color of your choice, fill it up with compost and there you have it! Hoist it up on to a three legged stand/stool if you wish to amp up the look further. It looks great both indoors and outdoors.
Strive to be Unique
Dig up the Floppy Disks
Yes! You finally have a use for all those outdated floppy disks. Simply paint them and then join to make a pot. Add compost and enjoy the funky planter! All the computer fans should really love this one. Since with the rapid development in technology, floppy disks aren’t used at all nowadays; they can safely be recycled to make planters.
Coffee Bag Planters
Using coffee bags as planters is a very unique idea, one which is likely to pique the interest of all those who are looking for quirky new ways for making planters. It can be a little messy since the coffee bags aren’t firm, so make sure you keep these in a place which can be cleaned easily, or one which doesn’t need to be cleaned as often.
Some of the advantages of using coffee bags as planters are that they are weather resistant and biodegradable. The biggest plus is that they look super cool! Making a corner out of these would definitely render extraordinary results.
Tea Cup Planters
All households have a couple of teacups left over, after the rest of them have been laid to rest. Due to a sentimental attachment, we don’t really want to throw them away, so they just sit there at the back of the closet all sad and lonely.
Well, take them out, dust them off, and make them houses for your succulents! Dull window sills can definitely be turned around using these tea cup planters, along with other decorative elements.
Tree Stump Planter
As miraculous as the effects of being outdoors are, it isn’t always possible to spend a lot of time outside the comfort of our homes. Fashion a planter out of a tree stump to bring the outdoors to your home, introducing class and warmth together!
The primary supply you’ll need for this is an old tree stump. Level it off using a chain saw, and hollow it out using a drill along with a chisel or a crow bar. Also make a drainage hole in the bottom and then seal off the inside so that the tree doesn’t deteriorate or leak. The organic and rustic look of the final planter is pretty great!
Plants have magical powers when it comes to endowing a house with welcoming warmth and brightness. They can make your house a home; so get started with these DIY planter ideas for home right away. Just remember they are your responsibility and must be taken care of in a proper manner!