5 creative upcycling garden planters

Wheelbarrow with planted flowers

Sure to be a talking point with guests and a unique way to feature your plants. If you’re looking to make a statement with the plants in your garden, draw some inspiration from these DIY planters.

Colander planter

Colander planter
A kitchen essential which also makes for an interesting looking planter. You can either hang these or place them on a table or on a feature item. Also as they are available in different colours, you can choose which shade you prefer for your garden. Get the tutorial (Image credit: kalynbrooke.com)

Shoe organiser planter

Shoe organiser planter
This is particularly good for planting herbs and as it is vertical is space saving too. You can also plant a range of different herbs and create some snazzy labels, so you know what you have actually planted! Get the tutorial (Image credit: birdsandblooms.com)

Drawer planter

Drawer planter
If you want to find a better use for old drawers you don’t use anymore, the garden might be the perfect place. You can also paint them whatever colour scheme you want. As drawers aren’t designed to absorb moisture, its best to line the drawers before adding the soil. Get the tutorial (Image credit: myrepurposedlife.com)

Tiered barrel planter

Tiered barrel planter
A wine barrel allows a good amount of space for planting but if you want to get a bit more creative with the look, this tiered idea might be the way to go. It also gives your plants a bit of flair and you can get inventive with the way you place them. Get the tutorial  (Image credit: designsponge.com)

Ladder planter

Ladder planter

If you’ve got an old worn out ladder you can give it a new lease of life. The ladder potentially creates a lot of space so you can mix up the sizes of plants you add. It also gives you the option of creating a nice display. Get the tutorial (Image credit: loveandrenovations.com)

There are many different objects that you could use as planters even wellington boots, it’s just a matter of what works well in your garden, the space available and the upkeep.  For tips on how to get rid of weeds in your garden using natural products, learn more in our blog on 5 natural weed killers to help get rid of those unwanted plants.

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