Sometimes, throwing the rulebook out the window with garden design can produce fantastic results. Take your typical garden planter for example. You can create unique and chic looking planters by repurposing old household items.
In the following post we have chosen 5 planter ideas that reuse items you can find in or around the home. If you are looking to create a distinct garden planter continue below.
First on our list is this repurposed tyre. If you have, or can acquire, any old tyres these can be used as a fantastic alternative planter. The great thing about this item is that it can easily be customised by painting the exterior. Another added bonus of reusing a tire for your planter is that, should you wish, they can be hung. If you like the idea above, but would prefer a more premium product, our Cylinder Fibreglass planter is a great substitute.
If you are feeling extravagant, and really want to make a go of it, why not repurpose an old dressing table? The draws will function as your planters. The only downside to this being it is more of a seasonal project. In the summer it will be a vocal point in your garden. It may not be as suited to winter climates. If you like the idea but are struggling to source a dressing table our Wooden Vegetable planter could work as a great alternative. Stacking a few of these could help you achieve a similar result without having to source a dressing table.
Using an old house colander or finding a vintage one is a quick and easy way to create your own quirky planters. These of course have holes in the bottom so water will not pool in the bottom. Sourcing a few of these and spreading them around can give your garden a distinctive and vintage look. Our Bocca planter is a great alternative should your budget allow.
Old Can Planter
Another very quick and easy way to create a DIY planter is to use old cans. If you can source some distressed cans with old branding on, even better! These can usually be sourced for very little money and will certainly help you achieve that shabby chic look. If you are a fan of the distressed metallic look, we have an abundance of options in our Corten Steel range.
Bird Cage Planter
Old birdcages are exceptionally pretty. If you are able to source one they can be a perfect planter alternative as demonstrated below. These can be placed stationary or can be hung around the exterior of the garden. Like the colander, the gaps will allow water to flow through when you water your plants. This will prevent any pooling at the bottom of the planter.
If you are looking for any unique shaped planter, like this bird cage, but cannot find anything we may be able to help. Using our Custom Planters page, you can contact a member of our team and have a planter made to your specifications.
We hope in the following post we gave you some ideas for creating your own DIY garden planters. For more planter posts and garden tips you can visit our blog.