JUNK garden planters! 140+ upcycled flower pot ideas to make!
With the sunny spring and summer weather upon is, it’s time to dream about what to plant in our gardens!
So why not prepare early and look for some fabulous junk to create garden planters?
No need to just grab clay pots or standard planters! Junk garden planters offer unique ways to grow flowers and plants, indoors and outdoors!
How to prepare a junk garden planter
Most anything goes as well! Simply collect unique containers that can hold soil, add a few drain holes and plant away!
- Collect interesting contailers of all shapes and sizes.
- Create drain holes if possible.
- Add some rocks on top of the holes to help with drainage.
- Fill with your favorite pot planting soil.
- Plant flowers or plants as desired.
Here’s a few upcycled collections that make excellent plant pots!
140+ JUNK garden planters!
A flower bed riser idea
To help bring life to an otherwise flat flowerbed, try this oversized tulip tray flower bed! Made with scrap wood, you can whip it up for free!
Old vintage kettles and pots
Create a charming kettle rock garden by grouping together like-minded kettles. They are divine filled with succulents or small flowers! But don’t forget the rocks!
This collection of quirky old kettles that have seen better days are prettied right up again sprouting fragrant herbs. I really enjoyed moving this little group around to different locations just for fun.
Make your own toolbox planter
Learn how to make charming toolbox planters with scrap wood and branches! Use for cut flowers or planter boxes. Easy to make!
Change the look of a simple flowerpot into one that resembles a vintage crock! This easy tutorial shares how to also completely cover up an old pot to give it a fresh texture and colour.
Who doesn’t love the framework from an old bike? Well, this one just got better with toppled over lilacs. Gorgeous! I love these kinds of ‘planters’ because it’s an easy move when you need to mow the lawn. Easy is good.
Laurel stacks some tool boxes filled with annuals to brighten up a little spot in the yard. I think this idea is darling.
A sweet old rusty chicken feeder has never looked so good, filled to the brim with violas. So pretty!
Front door wreath idea
Kelly’s fresh take on a front door wreath chimes in well with April showers. The umbrella containing water is genius!
More plant pots
I also have a post showcasing many junk features in my own garden on HomeTalk HERE.
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