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16+ More Creative Garden Container Ideas - Empress of Dirt

16+ More Creative Garden Container Ideas - Empress of Dirt
16+ More Creative Garden Container Ideas - Empress of Dirt

16+ Creative DIY Garden Containers | empressofdirt.net
16+ Creative DIY Garden Containers | empressofdirt.net

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Here’s some recent favourites.


Creative DIY garden container ideas - repurposed birdcage with succulents
Birdcage planter created by Susan StLouis (Goderich, Ontario)

Bird Cage With Succulents


This is a perfect use for older bird cages which are really not suitable for birds! The wire could be spray painted any colour but I really like how the black looks in contrast to the plants. You can see examples of antique bird cages here on Amazon (affiliate account).


To plant an item like this, it’s easiest to find a container or containers that fit in the base of the cage (instead of trying to plant directly in the cage).


The bird cage you see here was photographed in Susan StLouis‘s garden in Goderich, Ontario. If you ever get a chance to see her garden on a tour—go! It’s truly unique and wonderful.


Old Wooden Wagon Planter


Creative DIY garden container ideas - old wooden wagon with flowers
Creative DIY garden container ideas - old wooden wagon with flowers

I don’t know how well those wheels would work but this old cart certainly makes a fine planter.


Metal Tube Planters


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This is a great idea—take various metal tubes or cylinders found in home reno supply stores and turn them into planters. Insert smaller garden pots inside and wa-la! Nice, modern look for the garden.


Ladder Container Garden


Creative DIY garden container ideas - Old wooden planter with flower pots
Creative DIY garden container ideas - Old wooden planter with flower pots

It’s an old idea but still a great idea: use an old wooden ladder to hold a series of planters, adding vertical interest to any garden bed.


And don’t think you have to use an old ladder. These have become so popular in recent years that sometimes it’s

This twig planter is beautifully made and looks great hanging on the black iron gate.

Window Box On Garden Shed


Creative DIY garden container ideas - White shed with window box and flowers
Creative DIY garden container ideas - White shed with window box and flowers

If you’re going to have an all-white shed and window box, be sure to plant eye-popping colours like these ones!


Pond In A Raised Bed


Creative DIY garden container ideas - Pond built in a raised bed with waterfall
Creative DIY garden container ideas - Pond built in a raised bed with waterfall

I first made my pond in a raised bed or ‘pond in a box‘ years ago to fill in a garden bed near my front door where the soil was so poor nothing would grow. I could have just planted a raised bed, but the idea of having the pond in an area where we could enjoy it every day as we went in and out of the house was very enticing.


This pond in a box (above) has a extra tier to create a waterfall from the top level into the pond below.


Planter Stand With Wall Decor


Creative DIY garden container ideas - Window box on a stand
Creative DIY garden container ideas - Window box on a stand

This is a clever way to make a planter stand more interesting: add a mirror, or in this case, faux mirror, on the wall behind it to give it greater majesty.


Succulent Teacup


Creative DIY garden container ideas - Teacup planted with succulents
A classic idea: using teacups and saucers as little planters.

Here’s instructions for How to Make Hypertufa Pots.


If The Shoe Fits, Plant It


Creative DIY garden container ideas - Boots and skates planted with flowers
Creative DIY garden container ideas - Boots and skates planted with flowers

I saw so many of these this summer—shoes, boots, skates—all used as planters. Some are real, others are ceramic look-a-likes.


Farm Cart With Metal Wheels


Creative DIY garden container ideas - Old wagon used as a planter
Creative DIY garden container ideas - Old wagon used as a planter

Another great farm cart converted into a garden planter. I would love to have one of these. I have a whole gallery of wheels in the garden here.


Old Farm Machinery In The Garden


Creative DIY garden container ideas - Old farm equipment planted with flowers
Creative DIY garden container ideas - Old farm equipment planted with flowers

I have to say, if it was a choice of cashing this one in as scrap metal or planting it, I’d probably go for the cash. But it does provide lots of room for flowering annuals!


Maple Syrup Buckets


Creative DIY garden container ideas - Old maple syrup bucket planted with flowers
Creative DIY garden container ideas - Old maple syrup bucket planted with flowers

I have a bunch of these maple syrup sap collection buckets but I’ve never been able to decide what I want to do with them. I think these ones look great as planters on the tree.


If you’d like more ideas, there is an index of all of my Home and Garden Idea Galleries here.


More Cool Garden Planters & Containers


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Make something wonderful: 20+ DIY Projects by empressofdirt.net/diy-projects

Free Creative DIY Projects Here’s a whole bunch of garden art projects with free tutorials. Enjoy!


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