Sunday, May 6, 2018

8 Creative Flower Planter Ideas for Inside or Outside

Have a lot of broken down cars? Or just one?
There it is, a car planter, with the body as Art
Bring out your inner artistic side to display flowers and plants.

If you're stuck in a rut on the way you feature plants in and around the home, this list is designed to trigger an artistic spark so you can break that chain, and try something different this year.

1. Use An Old Wooden Toolbox
Old Shoes as a Planter?
Hmmm Yes? No?

If you have an old wooden, distressed toolbox - the ones with the handle across the top are especially nice - fill it with dirt, flowers, plants or spices. Place it anywhere you choose. Move it around from time to time.

2. Use Window Boxes Indoors

You've seen window boxes on outdoor railings, porches and the exterior of windows, however you can use a window box inside as well.

Find the window box that works best for your space, and simply duplicate what you would do outdoors. You can also spruce it up with decorative rocks and variety of rock garden plants. 

3. Old Tea Cups or Mugs

Old tea cups and coffee mugs are a creative way to display small plants or spices. If your kitchen has an area to display a set of cups or mugs, use them as a decorating accent or a place to hold your kitchen spices. Get each mug in a different color to add a little funk to your plant area.

A Large Cup of Flowers
4. Old Metal Boxes

You can use a new metal box as well. Any metal container in your home, that's the right size for your needs, can be filled with dirt, rocks, flowers, spices or plants. 

5. Ladder Plant Display

There are a number of ways to display plants on a ladder. You can secure the plants to each rung, or rig it so that each rung can hold a planter box. If doing it yourself isn't an option, you can get an already made free standing ladder that's designed to hold planter boxes. 

6. Drawers from Old Furniture

Rather than toss out your old dressers, use a drawer or two or three to plant flowers in.

Put the dirt directly in the drawer and plant what you want, or use it as a holder to place smaller pots already planted.

If you're able, turn it into a family affair by letting the kids paint a drawer and take care of their plants in their drawer.

7. The Top of a Birdhouse

Create edging around the roof of your birdhouse, fill it with dirt, then plant what you want in the area. It will look lovely, and the birds will appreciate it.

8. An Old Bicycle as a Home for Plants and Flowers

Position an old bike against a wall, tree or in a garden and use it as a prop for planting flowers and other plants. If it has a basket, fill it with hanging flowers. Use the wheels to grow flowers and plants that need a support to tie onto.



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12 comments:

  1. What clever ideas for flower planters, Barbara. Love them all. I doubt I'd park an old automobile in my yard for a flower planter, but I can easily picture many of your other ideas and see flowers flowing out of coffee cups and such ~ perfect for herb gardening too.

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    1. Lol, the old car in the yard thing is certainly a stretch. I do like the coffee cup flower planter too.

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  2. I've seen an old toilet used as a planter, that was a real talking point ... my husband told me not to get any ideas lol! A friend of mine kept her bath when she was renovating her bathroom and turned it into her veggie garden many years ago.

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    1. omg at the toilet planter! lmao, that's hilarious. Very creative to use a tub, whimsical :)

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  3. I love creative flower containers. When I was in Alaska, I came upon a clever use of an antique ski boot as a planter. I also love the vintage bed springs that are used as planters. Great ideas here. Thanks!

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    1. Antique ski boot lol, that had to look pretty cool

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  4. Love the car! I actually did make a planter out of old rain boots :)

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    1. lol, I'll bet they were a great conversation piece

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  5. I really love these suggestions and thinking outside the traditional box for flower planters. I wish I had thought to use the drawers from an old dresser. I had the perfect one that we set on the curb last spring. It never even occurred to me to re-purpose it. I will certainly have to remember your bright ideas.

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    1. I like the dresser idea as well; there's so much you can do with them to decorate them

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  6. Barbara what fun ideas for a garden with a little flare added to it...Thinking outside of the box will often have some interesting results. Love all of your suggestions.

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