16 DIY planters to spruce up your garden

Few things can be more relaxing than sitting on your porch and admiring your garden. Spring comes with a burst of energy and freshness and everyone tries to maintain the dynamic atmosphere until winter comes along. There are lots of great things which you can do to spruce up your garden. For example, you could make some amazing DIY planters. You can use almost anything as long as you can see beyond an object’s primary use.

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These beautiful red lacquered boots make wonderful planters and accent features not just for the garden but also for the porch or terrace. Just fill them with soil and add your favorite flowers.

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Be creative and open your mind. A great way of recycling tires is by turning them into planters for the garden. You can paint them and give them a whole different look.

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As we’ve mentioned, almost anything can be used in a garden. For example, these old metal barrels/ containers have been turned into planters and some also have a sort of table around them.

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Here’s a wonderful use of old tea pots. Fill them with soil and then add some beautiful plants. Hang them from the handrail of your outdoor staircase and enjoy the beautiful new décor.

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Old furniture can also be reused. For example, this used to be a small dresser. The top was removed and the drawers were then filled with soil and plants. Now you have three levels of freshness to enjoy.

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An old wooden barrel is magnificent addition to any garden or outdoor space. It has a unique charm and, if you want, you can cut it to size and turn it into a large planter for the porch or garden.

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Old wheelbarrows are popular garden decorations. The great thing about them is that you don’t need to restore them. Just preserve their original charm and add some color in the form of flowers.

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An old bucket can also be a great planter. It would be best to choose a metal bucket because it’s more resistant and it also gains charm with time as its finish starts to have a worn look.

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Another popular example of garden decorations is the bicycle. If you want you can paint it and then add some baskets filled with colorful plants. Let it lean against a wall or fence.

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A pair of shoes can also be repurposed. Be creative and think out of the box. Add some soil and let the small plants enjoy their new and original home.

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Here’s an old radio that has also been repurposed. It’s now a planter and it sits mounted on an exterior wall. It’s a very interesting idea.

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If you have an old chair you no longer need, don’t throw it away. Remove the seat and replace it with some fabric filled with rocks and soil. Then add some plants and voila! A new planter.

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You can also find all sorts of other objects for which you can find a new use. Take a look around the kitchen and you’ll definitely find something that would look nice as a planter.

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Usually when it comes to garden decorations and planter, the older an item is the more charming it looks. So be clever and use old metal containers or boxes.

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If you have some old pots and kitchen items you wish to replace, take them out and use them in your garden. They’ll definitely look charming when you’ll turn them into planters.

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There’s also another option, that of using tree stumps and carving them in order to turn them into natural planters. Of course, this only applies when the trees are really old and need to be cut.