See 140+ Upcycled garden planters!

See 140+ Upcycled garden planters! Learn how to turn your collections into unique plant pot ideas for flowers, veggies, etc! Click to see creative ideas all leading to original tutorials!

See 140+ Upcycled garden planters!

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 upcycled salvage to create garden planters?

 No need to just grab clay pots or standard planters! Upcycled garden planters offer unique ways to grow flowers and plants, indoors and outdoors!

How to prepare an upcycled garden planter


Most anything goes as well! Simply collect unique containers that can hold soil, add a few drain holes and plant away!

  1. Collect interesting contailers of all shapes and sizes.
  2. Create drain holes if possible.
  3. Add some rocks on top of the holes to help with drainage.
  4. Fill with your favorite pot planting soil.
  5. Plant flowers or plants as desired.

 Here’s a few upcycled collections that make excellent plant pots!

140+ Upcycled garden planters!


A flower bed riser idea


Oversized tulip tray flower bed planter

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 Kettle Rock Garden - enhanced. via Funky Junk Interiors

Old vintage kettles and pots


Kettle rock garden

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!

Learn how to plant old kettles to become wonderfully unique junk garden planters! Click to read full tutorial.

Old kettle herb garden – Funky Junk Interiors

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


Branch handled toolbox garden planters

Learn how to make charming toolbox planters with scrap wood and branches! Use for cut flowers or planter boxes. Easy to make!

Vintage crock look flower pots

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.

Find Vintage Crock Pot stencil from HERE


French Country Cottage – Old bicycle flower planter

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.

Toolbox junk garden planter by Chipping with Charm

Chipping with Charm – tool box flower planters

Laurel stacks some tool boxes filled with annuals to brighten up a little spot in the yard. I think this idea is darling.

Chicken feeder flower planter by Snowflakes & Dragonflies

Snowflakes and Dragonflies – chicken feed flower planter

A sweet old rusty chicken feeder has never looked so good, filled to the brim with violas. So pretty!

Umbrella front door wreath with spring flowers by Eclectically Vintage

Front door wreath idea


Eclectically Vintage – Umbrella flower wreath

Kelly’s fresh take on a front door wreath chimes in well with April showers. The umbrella containing water is genius!

JUNK garden planters! How to upcycle collections into fabulously unique garden planters, junk-style! Click to view many ideas!

More plant pots


Upcycled styled planters on HomeTalk

The amazing HomeTalk community comes to the rescue once again with never ending upcycled garden container inspiration. Curated by Barb Rosen. You’ll love this collection!

I also have a post showcasing many upcycled features in my own garden on HomeTalk HERE.

You can follow my own HomeTalk ramblings HERE.

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34 thoughts on “See 140+ Upcycled garden planters!

  1. Oh, how I wish Spring would get here soon….it’s gonna be a miserable blustery weekend here! I am curious how I can find out what your theme is going to be each week. It just always says “to be announced” so I haven’t known for a while. Thanks.

    I appreciate you allowing me to share my post on my latest collection….like I need anymore!


  2. I am in NEED of Spring! We have had a taste of it here in TN. . . just a couple of warmer days here and there. Just enough to make me despise the winter weather all the more! I can’t wait to start getting in my garden and seeing some green! Thanks for hosting! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

  3. What a nice surprise to come by to link up and see my vintage bicycle!! Thank you so much for the feature Donna! I actually pulled that bike out to take a few photos of it today too 😉 Thanks for hosting~ hope you have a fantastic weekend!! xoxo (typos make me crazy-posting again) 🙂

  4. I’m sure missing the gardening space I had in my previous home :/ Oh well, someday, right? In the meantime I never get tired of seeing all the cool gardening stuff everyone else is up to! I just linked up my cloche in home decor. Thanks for hosting, Donna! Have a good weekend.


  5. Thanks for featuring my tool bin planters Donna!! My husband actually bought those to use in his garage..imagine that?? I think they are “living” a much better life all pretty on my porch 🙂 LOVE the theme…can’t wait to peek around for some Spring inspiration!! Laurel

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