Tired of choosing from the same planters and pots for your yard but don’t know how to get more creative? Plant containers can be made from old chairs, birdcages, and even a tea kettle. Your imagination is the only thing limiting you from so many possibilities.
Spring and setting up your outdoor garden may feel months away, but it is never too early to get started on figuring out the decor of your patio. You may normally buy a planter at a big box store, but there are many ways to get more creative with your outdoor plant pots.
Create a beautiful space for yourself outside that is unique to your own style. Pair different types of plants with even more unusual planters, creating a one of a kind garden. Many planters made from repurposed materials can be found for less money than other large plant pots.
Read on for our top five tips on how to make your outdoor plants pop with personality.
1. Design a Planter From a Chair
Have an old wooden chair that you’re sick of? Before you throw it out, explore making a planter out of it. A DIY chair planter is easy and inexpensive to make. Even if you don’t have a chair to use, check out your local thrift store or flea market.
All you need to do is spray paint the chair your color of choice, remove the seat, and voila. You can drop in a hanging basket to complete the look. Fill the basket with a lovely trailing flower.
You can also add further details by incorporating decorative rocks and pebbles, moss, and a birdcage. Using a chair as a planter gives you the creative freedom to decorate it how you wish and match it to your existing decor.
2. Making Pots Out of Kitchen Items
Colanders or strainers are perfect for a planter for your summer flowers because they already have drainage holes built-in. Simply line the strainer with moss, add in potting soil, and get to planting. You can add a chain to the handles to hang it from your gazebo.
If you have an old tea kettle, plant your flowers or succulents in that. You can drill holes in the bottom to provide drainage. You can spray-paint the kettle whatever color you’d like or if the metal is still in quality, just buff it so it shines.
You can even plant flowers or succulents in a glass teapot, or cups and saucers. Succulents make for the better alternative for this type of planter as they don’t need as much water and you don’t have to be concerned with drainage.
3. Dresser Planters
For that old dresser that’s been taking up space in your garage, repurpose it into a multi-level garden planter. Make sure the dresser is painted with outdoor paint and sealed with a water-resistant sealer. Drill holes in the bottom of each drawer in the dresser.
After you do that, line them with garbage bags. You can add in moss or stones on the bottom for an added layer of protection. Once you’ve done that, add in potting soil and your plants.
A dresser planter is a fun way to add a funky touch to your garden. As your plants continue to grow and your flowers bloom, it will soon take over the piece of furniture and you won’t be able to tell what it used to be.
4. Add Pops of Color
If household items as planters aren’t really your thing, there are still many ways to spice up your garden. Pots Planters & More offers planters of all shapes and sizes. You can choose from a bright yellow tapered pot or a geometric light pink one.
The sleek designs will add an unexpected design element to your outdoor plant arrangement. Look into fiberglass or textured material options for your planters.
If bright colors don’t go with your decor, check out their stone or concrete planters. Planting unique flowers in plants in a contemporary planter will add visual interest to your yard or front walkway.
5. Plant With Confidence
Now that you’ve gotten your pots and planters figured out, how do you make sure they wow your guests as soon as they step into your garden? Figure out where you want to place each of your planters. You will need to find out how much light or shade that section gets each day so you buy plants accordingly.
Be sure to read the instructions that come with your plants so you provide them with the environment they need and enough water. Give them a few weeks to fill out and you will be amazed at the results.
Decide what your color palette is and choose plants and flowers that coordinate together. As you pick things out at your local garden center, place them together to see how they look. Pair them with a planter that will complement the style and color of the plant.
Select Your Outdoor Plant Pots
With a little time and effort, you can make your backyard garden or front porch look stunning and be the envy of the neighborhood. It will be well worth all your hard work once you are able to enjoy your beautiful outdoor plant pots with carefully selected plants all summer long.
Even if repurposing old furniture or household items isn’t something you’d like to do, you can jazz up your garden with modern planters that add pops of colors and texture. It’s never too early to start figuring out your spring and summer garden, so start planning now.
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