Unique Planter Ideas

I’ve rounded up several unique planter ideas to inspire you this season. There are so many, from fun and whimsical, to fancy and practical.

Rule of thumb: If it holds soil, and you can put a hole in it, then you can plant in it.

These out of the norm planters, add tons of character and whimsy to your garden, and most are very affordable, if not free. Many are repurposed items, that you probably have in your basement, shed or garage. Others are things you can put on your list, for the next time you are out antiquing, or checking out the flea market and local garage sales.

Unique Planter Ideas

repurposed garden containers ~ 20 Unique Planter Ideas - gardenmatter.com

The following are all images my blogging friends have shared with me along with a couple of my own.

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Other ideas: 
Planted old tree stumps and holes in trees.
A tire swing with flowers planted in the bottom.
Old broken birdbaths
Dressers and drawers
Old Paint cans

Next time you clean out your basement, garage or Aunt Sophie’s house, consider re-purposing an item or two to plant some pretty flowers in.

Be inspired by 20 unique planter ideas from talented bloggers all over the net. Unusual planters can add whimsy and fun to your outdoor decor.


About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Hearth and Vine, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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  1. Judy Walters Weiss says:

    Patti – A nice selection of unique planter ideas…I need to get busy & come up with a couple new planter ideas for this summer. Thanks for including my hanging scale & washtub planters!

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