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10 Genius Planter DIYs

by Amy Azzarito


As much as I love admiring fancy planters, my wallet prefers a more DIY option. And honestly, I agree. Budget or not, I’m definitely in the camp that believes it’s more fun to make than to buy. If only there was a way that I could also DIY a green thumb.  –Amy

(We have more DIY Outdoor projects here. And if you don’t feel in the DIY frame of mind, here are 30 must-have hanging planters)

Image above: This leather planter was inspired by Japanese paper folding. See the full instructions for the DIY Leather Plant Hanger right here.


Image above: Lack of shelf space? Go vertical with this tiered hanging planter.


Image above: One of my all-time favs: ombre fade planters made from paper cups.

See all the planter DIYs after the jump!



Image above: Who doesn’t love a polka dot? This would make a fantastic hostess gift! See the full instructions right here: DIY Polka Dot Copper Tape Planter


Image above: Add a little jeweled embellishment to your pots with gem molds and a little sculpey clay. See the full instructions here.


Image above: Hardy and cute. Who doesn’t love an air plant. Here’s an easy way to hang them.


Image above: Dress up your garden pots using just a little bit of paint. It’s all about the stencil.


Image above: Upcycling at its best! Use found objects and discarded materials to create a simple textured planter.


Image above: Hanging planter made from bait bags. See the full instructions here.


Image above: Planter made from a paper covered paint can. See the full instructions here.

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