Did you know that plants help purify the air and that caring for them can make you happier? Air plants and succulents are great for adding plants to your home. They require minimal care and look great. They can be planted inside of just about anything that can hold them. Here are 40 of the best DIY planters you can easily make!
1. Coffee Pot Planters
Coffee and tea pots can be turned into the most adorable terrariums. Put them on a window sill or in your coffee nook.
2. Upcycled Bread Pan
Your old rusty bread tins can be turned into a shabby planter with just a little bit of paint.
3. Wine Bottle Succulents
4. Beachy Shell Planter
Glue some seashells onto a plain terra cotta pot for this simple and beachy look.
5. Gumball Terrarium
Use colorful rocks to create this retro gumball machine terrarium.
6. Pallet Plants
Re-purpose an old pallet to make an outdoor stacked herb garden.
7. Outdoor Crate
If you’re looking to build something bigger than your average planter, get your tools and some wood to craft this giant crate planter. Perfect for your patio, front porch, or in your front walkway.
8. Topsy Turvy Flowers
This clever little trick will make your plants look like they are a tower that is about to fall over!
9. Recycled Bottle Planters
Paint empty bottles and thread some yarn through the top to make these simple hanging planters.
10. Repurposed Drawers
Fill old drawers with soil for a super quick super easy mini garden. Stack them for an even better effect.
11. Milk Can Planter
Paint an old milk can and add a ribbon to create a cute little planter.
12. Succulent Bookends
You can create these clever little planters with just a pencil holder, some glue, and a corkboard.
13. Mason Jar Herb Garden
Make a mini herb garden with a rack and a few mason jars.
14. Magnetic Air Plant Terrarium
Take those extra mason jar lids and create these tiny magnetic terrariums
15. Clothespin Herb Planter
No one will believe these beautiful planters are made out of clothespins and tuna cans.
16. Log Garden
This log hack turns an old fallen log into an awesome mini garden!
17. Plastic Animal Planters
Turn kids toys into stylish planters perfect for the kitchen or a book shelf.
18. Recycled Bulb Terrarium
Don’t throw out burnt out bulbs, turn them into terrariums instead!
19. Nail Polish Pots
Create stunning abstract art on your plain terra cotta pots by dipping them in some nail polish.
20. Easy Kitchen Planters
A few toothpicks and a glass cup or jar is all it takes to start regrowing leftover veggies and do something good for the environment.
21. Metallic Pots
A simple pot and some metallic spray paint is all you need to create these classy planters.
22. Rainbow Pour Planters
Pour acrylic paint onto a plain pot and let it drip down to make these colorful rainbow planters.
23. Golden Dinosaur Planter
Some old toys and a little paint turn these prehistoric creatures into modern art.
24. Sand Art Terrarium
Layer sand to make neat designs under your mini terrarium.
25. Mini Seashell Pots
Seashells can be filled with soil and turned into mini succulent pots. They can also be used with small air plants for a more tentacle-inspired look.
26. Wheelbarrow Planters
Create a small outdoor garden by filling an old rusty wheelbarrow with soil and your favorite flowers.
27. Easy Milk Jug Pots
Save old milk jugs to make these incredibly simple planters. Use it for a small herb garden or to help get seeds started before you transplant them to bigger pots.
28. Bonsai Books
Turn a book into a clever home for a tiny bonsai tree.
29. Marbled Planters
Quick little trick to turn old cans into beautiful marble-looking planters.
30. Ice Cream Cone Starter Planter
Plant seedlings into an ice cream cone for a degradable planter you can put in the ground after the seeds have started to sprout.
31. Troll Doll Planters
Cut off the tops of the doll’s heads to make these creepy, yet kind of cute planters.
32. Plastic Bottle Cat Planter
Recycle an empty bottle and turn it into a super cute cat planter.
33. Toy Truck Planters
An old toy dump truck can be turned into a miniature garden.
34. Pastel Flower Vases
Pour acrylic paint into a clean bottle to make these easy and beautiful vases.
35. Cinderblock Planter
This little planter could make a great indoor or outdoor planter. Add some paint for a nice splash of color.
36. 55-Gallon Planter
This is one big planter. If you need a place to plant a portable tree, this giant planter is the perfect project.
37. Pebble Planter
Cover a bucket in grout and pebbles to make this professional looking planter.
38. Cement Pots
Use buckets or bowls or jars to create these simple cement planters.
39. Succulent Planter
A chicken feeder can be turned into this planter that looks like it’s out of this world.
40. Plastic Bottle Planter
No one will ever guess that these beautiful planters are made from a bottle and a CD.
Do you have other suggestions for some incredibly creative DIY planters? Please mention them in the comments.