Today I’m sharing a quick roundup of easy DIY planters that can be made in two hours or less.
More planters? What? Is this the planter blog now? Well, kind of. This month’s At Home DIY theme was 2 hour DIYs, and planters are the perfect thing to make in 2 hours or less! In fact, my project for this month’s challenge was a hanging planter, which I’ve included in the roundup below.
There were a few other planters from some of the other participants, so I’m going to be sharing those. I’m also going to be including some of my own quick planter projects peppered throughout. I hope you find something that inspires you to get creative this afternoon.
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Tylynn is so awesome and has the best projects! I love this plant stand she made for her deck. It's really cute and could be scaled up or down for various plant pot sizes.
This quick and easy planter idea is something you might even be able to make using scrap wood and would look great on a front porch or back deck.
I made this cute tiny little planter out of an old loose leaf tea tin. They are so adorable, I couldn't bear to throw them all away. I just chucked the lid and painted them.
They make the perfect little planters for propagating plants, especially succulent cutting that I need to get rooting.
Kenya's basket weave planter could not be any easier. Hint: There's not really any weaving or baskets involved. Check it out.
My friend Toni did something similar to Kenya's planter, except she didn't use a bucket. In fact, she used something I've pondered using for a cheap large DIY planter for a while...and yes I'm going to keep you in suspense about what it is 😉
I made this cute planter out of an old candle holder. It only took me a few minutes to clean out the remaining candle wax and wicks. Then I was able to turn it in to a nice upcycled planter.
This great build is awesome for smaller spaces or decks. She used cedar fence pickets, which take a bit of work to get looking nice. But it's well worth it for the cost savings on lumber!
When I saw this little bowl at our local Habitat for Humanity ReStore, I knew I had to get it! It was the same bowl as the hanging stainless steel bowl planter I made a few years ago, but much smaller. It makes the perfect little hanging planter for pothos cuttings that I've rooted.
While this DIY from my friend Lindsay might not necessarily be from scratch, she gave a drab looking planter a great makeover by painting it and then painting a mud cloth pattern on in a different color. And, bonus—she used DecoArt paints, which you know are my favorites!