5 Unique Garden Planters

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With spring almost here – well, at least technically – sometimes we can’t help but think about flip-flops and popsicles. And depending where you live, cabin fever may have you just about ready to implode. Well, fret not! Gardening is such a fun and rewarding way to jump into spring-mode. It’ll help get your mind off the fact that you’ve binge watched more TV in the last few months than anyone should ever have to in their whole life. Ever.

But what’s the fun in gardening if you don’t have some amazing and creative planters to grow your flowers or vegetables in? After all, the more time you spend designing cool gardening pots, the less time you spend wishing for warmer weather. Win-win!

So here are 5 unique garden planters that you can easily make:

Wooden Chair

Do you have an old wooden dining room chair lurking in your basement, garage, or barn? Use it as a planter instead. Remove the seat part and replace it with a basket lined with coir. Then all you need are soil and plants! It’s such a cute way to add a bit of rustic flare to your yard.


Though you might not have an old birdcage stored away, if you can get your hands on one, do it! If you’ve ever been on Pinterest, then you know that birdcages can be used in so many creative and decorative ways. I think one of the best ways to use one is to turn it into a planter. Drill a few drainage holes in the bottom, spray paint it any color you want, add soil, and then choose your plants. Sit it directly on the ground or hang it up – either way, it’ll add the perfect vintage touch to your garden.

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This is a super fun way to make your garden feel more like home. If you have an old dresser laying around, wipe it down, and slap it with a couple of coats of outdoor paint. Then line the drawers with trash bags, making sure to put holes through the bags and bottoms of drawers, for drainage. Since the drawers will be open with the plants in them, add some rocks or heavy items to the backs of the drawers, so they don’t tilt forward. Now you’re ready to add some soil and get planting! You can also do this on a smaller scale with a toolbox instead of a dresser.


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Charcoal Grill

Instead of getting rid of your old grill once you replace it, try making a planter out of it. You can spray paint it any color, and then all you have to do is add soil and plants. That’s it!



Go big or go home, right? If you happen to have an old canoe, or know someone who wants to get rid of theirs, you can make a truly unique planter that will be sure to have all of your guests talking. Simply fill it with soil and add seeds or plants. With so much space, you’ll be able to plant any variety you want!

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