It’s no secret that I am a full blown plant lady. I love having lots of plants inside and out. Maybe that is why I have so many planter tutorials on my site! I am going to share my favorite DIY planters from over the past few years. All of them you can do in a day!
Wood Bead Planter
What is better than a planter? A hanging one! This was such a fun project! You can see the full tutorial HERE.
Mason Jar Wall Planter
This project I created on a whim YEARS ago and it is my most pinned and my most copied project. Just for clarification, these are not herbs. I know it has been shared all over the interweb as an “herb planter” but those are houseplants. I do not recommend planting herbs in mason jars. See the original post HERE.
They started out gold but they showed fingerprints so I painted them black. Whatever the color, I love this trio!
More details are found HERE.
Tree Stump Planter
Another super popular post of mine if this tree stump planter. It was worth the arm workout that it took to hollow it out. You can see how did it HERE.
It is pretty easy to build a crate! Sure you could make one and use it for storage, but wouldn’t it be better to put a plant in it? The tutorial is found HERE.
Hanging Geometric Planter
Figuring out the math for this one required the help of my husband. But once we figured it out it was easy to make the compound mitered cuts. I don’t have the tutorial for this one on my site. It is found in my book!
I have a thing for terrariums. We go way back to the 5th grade. My first one may have been made out of a soda bottle, but I have evolved since then. How about a terrarium lamp? Get the instructions and supply list HERE.
Candle Holder Terrarium
Do you know what else you can use to make a terrarium? A candle hurricane vase! With a tiny modification, this candle holder is now one of my favorite planters. See how HERE.
Wood Wall Planter
Guess where I bought one of the items for this planter? The pet store! I put a staghorn fern in mine but really you could do any type of plant. The tutorial can be found HERE.
Modern DIY Planter
This is one of those “it is easier than it looks” type of projects. I like the two toned coloring but it would look good all the same color, stained or painted! See how I built it HERE.
This was one of the first planters I shared on my blog. I ended up painting it white and adding it to my secret garden fence. Instructions are found HERE.
Did you ever have to make a topography map out of cardboard in school? I’m not sure what made me think of it one day but I decided to make a wood version. It ended up being a darling planter! Get the instructions HERE.
Geometric Patterned Planter
Several years ago, 3M challenged me to find something that I liked while in NYC and then create a project that was inspired by it. I found a design on the bottom of a very old building, took a picture, then recreated that design on a planter! See how I did it HERE.
I struggled with what planter to put on my corner shelves in the kitchen. A round one looked so dinky. I decided to build a triangle one that would fill up the shelf and not have wasted space on either side. The tutorial can be found HERE.
So if you are looking for a Saturday project and love plants like I do, I hope you’ll give some of these DIY planters a try!
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