When it comes to decorating our front porch, which is something we’ve felt unexpectedly passionately about since we became new homeowners, there’s nothing we like the look of there quite as much as a nice, unique flower planter. Of course, there are plenty of nice planters that you can buy in stores and fill, but there’s just something so much more satisfying about making things ourselves! That’s why we’ve been on the lookout for any unique DIY planter ideas that might catch our fancy and improve how our porch looks.
1. $8 wooden porch planter with gold dipped legs
Perhaps you actually already have a planter that you quite like the shape and size of because it fits perfectly into the only corner you have available on your porch for decor but you just can’t help feeling like it could use a little more personality than the plain wood pattern in came with? Then we think you’ll really appreciate the simplicity of how Home, Heart, and Hands painted it all white and then gold dipped its legs! This basic concept would look fantastic even if you chose a different colour as well.
2. Long wooden front porch planters
Is your porch actually quite spacious and you’re looking for something that will help you dedicate quite a decent portion of it to greenery, since that’s your favourite form of outdoor decor? Well, if you have even some basic woodworking skills, then we’re pretty sure this lovely trough style long porch planter outlined step by simple step on My Love 2 Create will work very well indeed for you!
3. Pallet trough planter
Were you actually a huge fan of the trough planter idea but you’re not sure that you need one quite as large as that tutorial outlines? Perhaps you’re actually just like using reclaimed supplies whenever you can a little bit more than freshly purchased or cut wood. Either way, it sounds like you’ll really appreciate this upcycled pallet trough planter tutorial from Sow and Dipity!
4. DIY hanging rain gutter planters
Speaking of upcycling different things to make planters, have you actually been scrolling through our list hoping to find an option made from something a little more unconventional? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at the way Make It, Love It made this multi-level hanging trough planter from painted rain gutters! We love the contrast in the way they tied it all with rope.
5. Upside down wire basket planter table
Maybe you already have a potted plant that you’re quite happy with the way it is because it’s already got some charm, but you’re still convinced that it could be displayed a little better than if you set it on the porch itself, just so people can actually see it? Well, if you’re into upcycling and super cheap object transformation then we think you might get a kick out of the way The Shabby Creek Cottage made this planter stand by combining an upside down wire waste basket and the seat of an old wooden stool.
6. Front porch chandelier planter
Have you actually always preferred hanging planters to regular ones that sit flat but, if you’re going to put in the extra effort of mounting something, you’d prefer that it be very unique and impressive looking indeed? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at the way DIY Showoff created this kitschy, almost pop art looking floral chandelier with some bright paint and a few simple steps for removing its electrical elements.
7. Mounted monogram porch planter
Are you the kind of DIY enthusiast who has always loved a little bit of personalization, meaning that you’re a huge fan of monograms? Then do we ever have a tutorial in store for you! This awesome DIY guide from Ideas 2 Live 4 shows you step by step how to make a giant letter shaped planter that can be mounted on the wall to become a vertical garden box.
8. Rustic planter tray with branch handles
Did we actually really pique your curiosity when we started talking about the idea of needing more of a planter display rather than the planter itself, since the pot your latest green or floral addition comes in is nice enough so long as it finds a complementary home? In that case, if the theme you’re going for is very natural, then we think you might get along quite well indeed with something like this wooden planter tray that features handles made of branches. Get the full details for making your own on Funky Junk Interiors.
9. DIY succulent chair
If you’ve never tried planting resilient, thrive happy succulents in unconventional places before, then we’re sorry to tell you that you are missing out! There are all kinds of awesome spots where succulents do well in a way that other plants might not necessarily survive. This awesome wooden chair turned succulent garden is the person example of what we mean! See how it’s done on Instructables.
10. Leaning vertical pallet planter
Just in case we caught your attention well with all our talk of pallet planters but you actually quite like their original shape and you’d prefer not to take yours apart entirely, here’s an idea that’s a little more true to form! A Proverbs 31 Wife guides you step by step through the process of turning the central spaces into planting boxes and leaning your new vertical garden jauntily against the wall.
11. Hanging vertical pallet garden
Have we got you feeling really intrigued now by the idea of a pallet garden built to display your flowers vertically but the one you have is a full sized pallet and you’d like to keep it that way? Maybe you just don’t have a lot of floor space where you’d like to put it. In either case, we’d be willing to bet that this larger wall mounted vertical pallet garden might be a little more up your alley! See the tips and tricks for making it on Jenna Burger.
12. Balanced embroidery hoop hanging planter
Are you still feeling quite interested in the idea of making a hanging planter for your porch but you’re also the kind of person who prefers a sleek minimalist look in most decor? Then we think you might enjoy the way North Story not only created something nice from nothing but an embroidery hoop and a white bowl, but also how they affixed it to look like the bowl is balancing precariously even though it’s actually quite solid!
13. DIY wooden planter stands
Are the plants you’re trying to find a slightly more stylish display solution for actually a little larger and already potted quite nicely, so you think you’d prefer to just make them some kind of nice stand? In that case, we’d suggest following along with how Remodelaholic made these simple wooden stands that are specifically measured so the pots fit just right.
14. Milk can house number planter
Does your house already have a kind of farmhouse chic to its decor scheme on the inside so now you’re looking for ways to make the theme apparent as soon as someone steps onto the porch too? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how DIY Why Spend More transformed this old metal milk can into a painted planter and house number display.
15. Repurposed light fixture planter
Just in case we really caught your attention with the idea of repurposing kitschy old light fixtures into planters but you’re prefer something that you can actually set down rather than having to hang or mount it, here’s an awesome tutorial from Confessions of A New/Old Home Owner that will show you how to do precisely that! Their tutorial outlines the steps for turning a mod old pendant light covered into a unique vase.
Have you made other kinds of awesome front porch planters that you were very happy with indeed but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!