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!
- 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+ 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 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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Check out 140+ more upcycled garden ideas below!
34 thoughts on “See 140+ Upcycled garden planters!”
You have spring fever girl! Alas, I won’t be planting for another 3 months, but can’t wait to see all of the ideas!
Looove the kettles, Donna!! I need to do a few of those too 🙂 Thanks for hosting us!
Thanks for hosting this fun party Donna.
Searching for a vintage bike!
Thanks for sharing my umbrella wreath – can’t wait for spring showers!
And Barb has the most amazing clipboards and projects on Hometalk!
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!
The projects are rolling in. Fun to see all that everyone’s been up to. Thanks, Donna, for making the party happen once again.
Lovin the look of spring! Thanks for graciously hosting 🙂
<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
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
There are so many awesome links here, I’m going to be busy for a while! Wow! And your features…so much fun tonight!
Thanks for hosting
So ready for spring! Love the inspiration!! Thanks so much for hosting. Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂
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So many wonderful ideas, can’t wait for Spring time to arrive! Thanks for hosting!
I love them all! The umbrella planter is so much fun! Look forward to SNS every week. Great inspiration.
Thank you so much for hosting Donna! Love this theme of junk garden containers…so beautiful! Wishing you a lovely weekend! Angie xo
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) 🙂
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.
I love all the ideas for planters and it makes me ache for spring and flowers…not snow! Thanks for the party!
Thank you so much for hosting Donna!! I love all of the gorgeous Spring inspiration, happy weekend 🙂
Thanks sooo much for the party Donna! Have a great weekend!
Thanks so much for hosting! I love the theme this week and can’t wait to see all the great ideas posted here!!
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
If it will hold dirt I will put a plant in it!!
Love the different planters!
Thanks for the party. I’m hosting my Homemaking Linkup Weekend and would love to have you join, if you haven’t already!
Mrs. Sarah Coller
Fun planter ideas, Donna! Thanks for hosting!…hugs…Debbie
There are always so-o-o-o many great projects and ideas to browse @ your parties, Donna…thank you for hosting!
The garden planters are all so beautiful…can’t wait for spring to start up around here! Thanks for hosting another party Donna – I always find awesome ideas here!
i love it all…gets me in the mood to go out, find
a piece of junk and plant some beautiful flowers…spring fever..
thanks for all the inspiration…Corinne
They’re all great, but really love the umbrella wreath. Gives me an idea….
Tickled pink that you included my Pretty Planters collection from Hometalk in this blog post, Donna! Thanks so much : )
Thank you for hosting Donna… love the theme this week… so many cute idea! Little Bit from http://www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com
Thank you for hosting this party each week. I’ve got some spring ideas to try…as soon as the snow melts!!
Thanks for hosting Donna! Love the selection of planters….