What’s better than a fabulous planter to put your new plants in? An affordable planter you hacked from IKEA, of course. Whether you’re carefully babying an indoor herb garden or are looking for a way to DIY a vertical garden on the patio of your apartment, you can always count on IKEA for some inexpensive products that work double-duty as really cool planters and pots.
1. Tripod Planter: Since succulents have shallow roots, you can create a succulent planter from almost anything, including a colorful wooden IKEA bowl. We love how the tripod legs give this planter that fab retro flair. (via Lonny)
2. Bar Cart Garden: Alright, it’s official: The IKEA bar cart is capable of anything. Three whole layers of succulent beauty make this a really stunning piece to add to your indoor garden. (via Succulents and Sunshine)
3. Metallic Accents: Hop on the copper trend and put the Honefoss mirror behind your hanging plants. It will reflect light and show off all the angles of your mad macrame skills. (via Binti Home Blog)
6. Painted Succulent Pots: Dress up the pot on your desk with some fun paint drippings and splatters. Since these white IKEA pots are so inexpensive, you won’t have to worry about “messing up” while you’re playing around with paint. (via I Spy DIY)
7. Mid-Century Pots: DIY some little stools with legs and a piece of round wood. Keep the legs au natural or dip them in some bright paint — the choices are endless when it comes to personalizing these great stands. (via Sugar and Cloth)
8. Vertical Patio Garden: If you’re trying to figure out how to cover up an ugly wall or just don’t have the space for a mini garden, it’s time to think vertical. With wooden panels from IKEA and some hanging pots, you can start growing your garden ASAP. (via Design Wine Dine)
12. Macrame Style: Anyone dying to try some macrame this summer? These white pots are the perfect size to start weaving a little hanging net. Bonus points if you dip the pots in a fun, bright color. (via IKEA)
14. Wine Bottle Herb Garden: There is nothing better than having fresh herbs right on hand to cook with. So make over that IKEA Vurm wine bottle holder into a cool planter that takes your garden off the floor and up onto the wall. (via Curbly)
17. Pegboard Planter: Pegboards are the best thing to happen to craft rooms, and we love the idea of incorporating a basket or two of plants into the mix of tools and art supplies. (via The Design Files)
18. Chalkboard Display: You don’t need a lot of space to add a little greenery to your kitchen. Keep a couple pots of basil right by your other hanging supplies for instant garnish. (via Planete Deco)
22. Staggered Plant Stand: The IKEA PS plant stand is cool, but if you agree that the white stands are a little “meh,” try swapping them out with wooden trays for a much more stylish display option. (via Sugar and Cloth)
What are your favorite IKEA pots and planters? Tell us what you’re planting in the comments below!