DIY Thursday: 10 Creative Upcycled Planters for Earth Day

DIY Thursday: 10 Creative Upcycled Planters for Earth Day
PAMELA NGUYEN APRIL 4, 2013 1

We’d like to think we have a healthy obsession for planters. Whether you have space for an outdoor garden or have to settle to liven up your indoors, planters provide the necessary versatility. And you can use anything, really, as planters. That’s the best part! Upcycled planters not only bring an eclectic (and colorful) appeal to your garden but also cleverly reuse random household objects you’d otherwise throw away!


We scoured the web for creative and unique ways people have made their own planters. Check out our 10 favorite DIY planters below:

Hanging Rainboot Planters (via Rosy Posy)


You can still use your kids’ rainboots to make these adorable hanging planters once they’ve outgrown them!

Outdoor Cinderblock Planters (via Apartment Therapy)


This simple project hardly needs any instructions, and the supplies are easy to find! These modern planters are great for a small patio and use 12″ cinder blocks.

Colanders as Pots (via Bonnie Plants)


In many ways, colanders were built to be planters – they already have their draining holes built in!

Low Budget Container Gardens (via HGTV)


If your desk is damaged and you’re thinking about throwing it out, consider re-purposing it to make your own garden instead.

DIY Floppy Disk Planters (via Brit + Co)


These floppy disk planters are ideal for any tech geek, us included!

Succulent Book Planter (via HGTV Gardens)


Add new life to your old book by planting a succulent in between pages.

Modern Upcycled Planters (via Somewhere Splendid)


We already found several cool ways people have upcycled their soda cans, but this planter idea seem to have eluded us!

Switch Plate Covers as Desktop Planters (via Apartment Therapy)


It isn’t often that we have to replace our switch plate covers, but this hack could come to good use if you ever think about changing out your current ones.

Tire Planters (via Lemon, Bean and Things)


These stacking tire planters were all assembled and potted for under $80.

Altoids Tin Pocket Garden (via Elizabeth Abernathy)


For a little zen in your life, you can make your own pocket-sized zen garden with an empty Altoids tin.
For more fun DIY crafts and projects, visit our DIY Thursday archive!

Which upcycled planters are you ready to make?

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