Most of you know that I like a bit of whimsy in my garden! I think a really cute way to add some fun is by using unusual containers. All kinds of things that are considered “junk” could be repurposed into fun and interesting containers for your garden or patio. Here’s a round up of some creative garden containers.
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These unique garden containers are so inspiring!
I wish I would find chicken feeder so I could make this cute planter from Inspired By Charm!
How about re-using rusty items like a pitchfork as a garden planter – from Vicky’s Intrigues
Rosy Posy hung these cute boot planters on her fence. Check out her tutorial
Isn’t this pretty! I’ll be looking for old benches this summer! Bench as a planter via Junque Drawer Chick
I don’t think I could do this to an old typewriter unless it was totally falling apart, but it looks cool! Besserina has a tutorial on how to plant one.
Tire planters are really common in the South! via You Grow Girl
Aren’t these funnel planters a good idea since they already have a hole for drainage! via Hidden Hills Garden
I’ll never look at an old grill the same way again! Container grill via Cottage at the Crossroads
I know I can find an old wicker chair! Real wicker doesn’t last long outside in the South so people are always putting pieces in the trash! Pretty wicker chair planter found via indulgy
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these fun ideas for using unusual objects as garden planters! Go visit the linked sources for more photos of their amazing creations.
I love unusual containers for the garden, too. Some of these people had great ideas…love the boots on the fence!
Judy Clark says
Manuela – Such cute ideas! I love the bench and also the wicker chair. The typewriter is just darling also – well, I guess I really like them all!!
Terri Steffes says
Manuela, long time no see! I just finished my doctorate and now I am going around looking for blogging friends that I have ignored for the last couple of years. Glad to see you are still going strong!
Congratulations on finishing your doctorate – that’s impressive! Yep, I’m still here – new blog name same content 🙂
Great ideas! Love the typewriter, but I’m not doing that one either. The wicker chair would be right up my alley.
[email protected] Stroll Thru Life says
These are all so fun and so creative. Love them. Hugs, Marty
Lynn Wood says
What fun and original ideas. This post has got me thinking in a whole lot of new directions.
Thanks for gathering these up!
And here I sit with nothing but terra cotta pots in my garden areas. Seriously, not even some galvanized tin. Get with the program, Debbie.
Love them all, I am with you: Round up what you have and use it:)
Penny @ The Comforts of Home & From Harvest To Table says
Love all of these!
How beautifully imaginative these all are! I love the first one with the red geraniums, so dainty and sweet but also the summer ‘stockings’ are adorable!! Thanks for the inspiration!
TJs Sweet Home says
My what creativity! I always feel that if I do something similar it won’t be cute, just “junky”, lol! Love these!~TJ
Theresa H. Roach says
Oh those are some really cute planters:) A friend of mine showed me a picture last night of some planters her husband made out of gutters:) I will get her to send me a picture to share! Have a blessed weekend, HUGS!
I can do the first one! I have an old chicken waterer that I can use, I’m so happy! LOL
I’m going to save old wellies for the boots on the fence idea as well. All of these are awesome!
Oh the funnels are my favorite! I also really love the typewriter but I feel the same way you do about that. I have an old typewriter from my fiance’s family but I couldn’t possibly put it outside!
Carol Cook says
I can’t wait to hit the garden tomorrow after a visit to the attic. You have given me some fun ideas.
Love the rain boots idea! I happened to pin that the other night.so cute