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The 35 Most Creative DIY Planters

If you haven’t already noticed, spring is in full swing here at Brit HQ. We’re rounding up gorgeous tablescapes, chowing down on the most colorful cookies ever, and swooning over neon spring style. And you know what spring means? Pretty plants! And what’s a super awesome succulent without the perfect planter? Here are 35 DIY planters for all those spring flowers.

1. Floppy Disk Planters: We’ll start with an oldie but a goodie from the archive. These floppy disk planters are a great way to repurpose old tech. (via Brit + Co.)

2. Book Planters: You knew you saved your high school geometry text book for a reason ;) (via HGTV Gardens)

3. Painted Pots Hanging on Fence: Buy a bunch of potted plants, paint the pots, and nail ‘em up on your fence. (via Apartment Therapy)

4. Switch Plate Planters: We love the hacker look of this, though we’re not sure we have tons of extra switch plates lying around. (via Apartment Therapy)

5. Hanging Garden Boots: How adorable are these? Perfect for April showers and May flowers. (via Rosy Posy)

6. Painted Tire Planters: Loving all the color! (via Lemon Bean and Things)

7. Colander Planters: Colanders are actually kind of perfect planters since they let your plants breathe and drain. (via Bonnie Plants)

8. Aged Terra Cotta Pots: You can totally fake the antique look with a little help from dirt, spray paint stone, and moss. (via Imparting Grace)

9. Modern Paver Planters: You can use readymade stones for a path and turn them into planters. Win! (via Curbly)

10. Vertical Succulent Garden: The beauty of the vertical succulent garden will never get old. (via Luna-See)

11. Concrete Planters: We are particularly digging the sunburst-shaped planter – it almost looks like a coffee filter! (via Outdoor Theme)

12. Chandelier Planter: What a totally brilliant use of a broken or old chandelier. (via nevastarr on Etsy)

13. Hanging Purse Garden: This one might be on the too silly side of the coin. (via HGTV)

14. Fabric-Covered Pots: Spray adhesive and fabric instantly turn boring plastic pots into gorgeous planters. (via Christine Chitnis + Ashley Ann Photography)

15. Faux Vintage Flower Pots: Like the aged terra cotta, these are totally fake! (via Kristie Shelton)

16. Paint Can Planters: Such great use of old paint cans. (via HGTV)

17. Muffin Tins + Ice Cream Dishes: When in doubt, you can always turn to your trust muffin tin. (via Country Living)

18. Miniature Shell Garden: These totally remind us of Marcel the Shell! (via Rad Megan)

19. Workspace Planter Set: No need for your desk? Turn it into a garden. (via HGTV)

20. Sea Urchin Air Plants: Love this mix of land and sea. (via toHOLD on Etsy)

21. Macrame Micro Planter: This planter is so adorable we almost want to wear it, especially with that sweet macrame hanger!! For more on how to make your macrame planters, head here. (via Etsy)

22. Cork Air Plant Magnets: What a cute use of old corks! (via artCain on Etsy)

23. Book Planters: The more book planters, the merrier. (via Apartment Therapy)

24. Recycled Upside Down Planters: We love the idea of hanging tomato and herb plants for small apartments and homes. (via Design*Sponge)

25. Shoe Organizer Vertical Garden: This might be a better use of of those weird shoe organizers than using them for shoes. (via Instructables)

26. Chevron Wood Box: You had us at chevron. (via Zelo Photo Blog)

27. Textured Planters: The texture on these planters was created using wine corks. So cool. (via Design*Sponge)

28. Linen Milk Carton: Simply wrap linen around a milk carton and you’ve got this gorgeous rustic look. (Family Chic)

29. Paint-Dripped Earthenware: Love the Moroccan vibe of these paint-dripped pots. (via Ikea Blog)

30. Handmade Clay Houses: Making this is way easier than you think – be sure to click through to find out how. (via Say Yes to Hoboken)

31. Marbleized Planter: ALl you need is spray paint and water to make your own set of marbleized planters. (via Brit + Co.)

32. Neon Concrete Blocks: These would also double as great bookends. (via Modernly Wed)

33. Vertical Tie Planters: Can you say pocket tie?! :) (via ModCloth)

34. Recycled Billboard Planters: Instead of using recycled billboard banners (which we’re guessing you don’t have access to), use grocery totes. (via NottyPooch on Etsy)

35. Altoid Tin Pocket Garden: And last, a garden that fits right in your pocket. Adorable! (via Elizabeth Abernathy)

Not up for making a planter? Then check out these 10 creative readymade planters, perfect for the avant gardener.

What are the most creative DIY planters and flower beds you’ve seen? Share links with us in the comments below. 

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