10 More Inspiring Ideas For Recycled And DIY Planters

A planter is an item that makes a space feel like home. It makes it feel inviting, cozy but, at the same time, it makes it look fresh. A while ago we created a top (Top 30 Planters – DIY and Recycled) with 30 creative ideas of either recycling all sorts of items and turning them into planters or making them from scratch. Now we’re adding ten more similar examples that we hope you’ll enjoy just as much.

Mason Jar Wall Piece.

Something as simple as a Mason jar can become a beautiful planter for either your home or your garden. To display it beautifully, you can create a wooden wall piece. You’ll also need some hose clamps and knobs, as well as a few nails. Attach the pieces to the wood, fasten the jars into the clamps and fill them will the plants of your choice.{found on yesterdayssweetheart}.

Planter Box Centerpiece.

If you want, you could also make a wooden planter box. You’ll need wood boards, some wood glue and some nails. Decide on the dimensions that you want the planter box to have and cut the pieces to size. Use the wood glue to put them together, let the glue dry and then use nails to make sure everything stays in place. Add the soil and the plants and you’re done.{found on shanty}.

Mason Jar Hanging Vases.

Mason jars are very versatile and they can be repurposed in lots of different ways. For example, you can use them to make a very interesting hanging vase. They vase will have a simple and vintage look because of the mason jars but, at the same time, it will have an unexpected and modern look. The jars need to be attached to a lampshade-like structure that you can make out of wire. Cut holes in the ajrs’ lids and hang them using rope.{found on tumblr}.

Wine bottle vases.

Wine bottles are also extremely versatile. A very simple project would be, for example, to turn an empty wine bottle into a vase. It’s extremely simple and all you have to do is clean the bottle, remove the label and turn them into a beautiful decorative piece. You’ll also need to fix the hangers on the wall and the bottles in the hangers. Then add some colorful flowers and enjoy the view.{found on designsponge}.

Balcony planters.

Here are some more tips that can help you make your own planter box. You can make several boxes, each with a different size. The ones you see in the pictures are made of cedar planks but you can choose any other similar materials. After you make the box and glue the pieces together, it would be best to drill some holes in the bottom. After that, you can paint and seal them.{found on thriftyandchic}.

Book Planter.

A very creative idea would be to make a planter out of an old book. The secret is to choose a book that has the covers made of a resistant material. Open the book after the first page and carve the rest of the pages, making a frame for the planter. The interior will be filled with soil and plants. It would be best to choose drought-resistant plants that don’t require much water which can damage the book.

Eye-catching decorations.

When you’re creative it’s easy to create eye-catching decorations by using very few items. For example, with just an old piece of scrap wood, a clamp and an empty glass bottle can be turned into an interesting decoration that can be mounted on the wall. Variations can be created so feel free to change or improve the design.{found on sweetpeachblog}.

Chair Planter.

If you want to really show off your talents, you could try making something a little more complicated. A nice idea would be a planter box with trellis. It would make a beautiful decoration for either the house or the garden and it could also be a very nice gift. This planter is ideal for climbing plants.{found on ana-white}.

Clay pots.

If you prefer something very simple, chic and modern, here’s an idea that you’ll probably enjoy. These are homemade clay pots and they’re relatively easy to make. You’ll need a knife, oven-bake clay, a rolling pin, non-stick baking paper, a ruler, a template of a house and smoothing tools. Roll out the clay on a piece of paper, lay the template on top and cut around the shapes. Press the two side pieces onto the ends, turn the pot over and smooth out the joins on the bottom. Add each side of the house to the base structure and seal all the joins. Bake the pot and add a cute little plant.{found on sayyestohoboken}.


There are lots of projects that require wine corks and this is one of them. It’s a very interesting version of a vase. It’s basically a tall, cylindrical glass container that’s been filled with wine corks. Then a few artificial or dried-out plants were added and a beautiful decoration was created. It’s simple and it’s also fun.

Published by in DIY Projects, on February 11th, 2013


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