10 DIY Planters | DIY Formula

10 DIY Planters

Adding a few planters to your front porch or patio can really make a big difference in the curb appeal of your home. Inside, a trendy, unique planter can set the mood for a room and add instant class. DIY planters are not difficult to make and can be formed into just about any shape you can imagine. The cost is also greatly reduced when you make your own. This list of 10 DIY planters will help you get started in transforming your home!

1. DIY Raised Bed Patio Planter

Many consider raised beds to be the easiest ones to care for and the best environment for many vegetables and herbs. If you are short on yard space, you can make this raised bed patio planter for your back porch. Since it has two staggered beds, you’ll be able to fit a lot more plants in a small amount of space. If you are generally a plant lover, you can even consider building your own DIY greenhouse.

Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Duration: 1 weekend
Materials You Need:

 

2. DIY Planter Box

This classic wooden planter box is made from fence pickets and a 2×4, which makes it an easy to accomplish project! The cost is low, too, only $23 in supplies. Make a couple of these planters to go on either side of your front steps for a charming, classic front lawn.

Level of difficulty: Easy-Intermediate
Duration: 2-3 hours
Materials You Need:

 

3. DIY Cement Planter

To make these adorable cement planters, you’ll need to rummage through your recycling bin. Take old containers and use them as cement forms for your planters. Any shape of container will do! These DIY planters are painted with chalkboard paint for a two-tone, modern look.

Level of difficulty:
Duration: 24 hours (mostly drying time)
Materials You Need:

 

4. DIY Self-Watering Concrete Planter

This self-watering planter is compact and super cute! The process is quite lengthy, as you’ll be making your own concrete mold out of silicone from a pattern you’ve printed on your handy 3-D printer. Needless to say, this might not be a novice’s first project. However, if you’re willing to spend a little time, you’ll be able to brag about creating your own self-watering DIY planters.

Level of difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 2-3 days (mostly drying time)
Materials You Need:

 

5. DIY Geometric Concrete Planters

Silicone is used once again to make some sleek geometric concrete planters. Take a wood block and sand it to the desired shape, then create a silicone mold so you can create several sets of the planters. You can also use the original casts as wooden planters!

Level of difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 2-3 days (mostly drying time)
Materials You Need:

 

6. DIY Pusheen Planter

Whether you know who Pusheen is or not, you’ll love this cute cat planter! This tiny planter is easy and cheap to make using air-dry clay. Add a little paint and you have a cute way to store a tiny succulent or fern on your bookshelf! Try making other animals or whatever your imagination dictates!

Level of difficulty: Beginner
Duration: 5 minutes (plus drying time)
Materials You Need:

 

7. DIY Window Planter Box

Nothing says charm like viewing adorable pansies just outside your window! With some basic carpentry skills, you can make a beautiful planter box for your window for just $20! It only takes a few boards, some screws, and whatever stain your heart desires. The nice thing is, you can adjust this tutorial to fit any window in your house.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2-3 hours
Materials You Need:

 

8. DIY Yoga Ball Planter

By using a yoga ball as a concrete mold, you can make some professional-looking, extravagant DIY planters for your front porch. These huge planters are made by forming a concrete and adhesive mesh around a yoga ball and then paint and varnish to finish them. It’s relatively easy to do and much less expensive than purchasing them!

Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Duration: 1-2 days (mostly drying time)
Materials You Need:

 

9. DIY Flower Planter

Display a few delicate carnations in this chic planter! All you’ll need are a few small boards and mason jars. Drill a few holes through the boards and lids of the jars, stain the wood, and you’ve got a trendy centerpiece for your dining or coffee table.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1-2 hours (plus drying time)
Materials You Need:

 

10. DIY Succulent Planter

This simple planter is made of a small piece of 4×4 wood. The edges are sanded down to create a more rounded look, and three holes are drilled for succulents to be planted. It is super easy to make and comes together in less than an hour. Create one for your coffee table or bookshelf!

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: About an hour
Materials You Need:

 

Conclusion

As you can see, making your own DIY planters doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. You can get the exact look you want with a little concrete or wood, and have the satisfaction of knowing you made it yourself! If you’ve made a DIY planter, share your experiences with us in a comment below!

Reply