This post shares 15 of my indoor planter DIYs to help you decorate with plants and bring the outdoors in this fall. Because the end of summer doesn’t mean the end of plants 🙂
Well, while every other blogger is sharing their fall decor and gearing up for Christmas, here I am posting about planters. Not exactly what you’d think about for fall reading on a DIY blog, but hear me out. The end of summer means the end of greenery for a lot of us.
But that doesn’t have to be the case if you bring the outdoors in via houseplants. Houseplants in beautiful planters can also be a way to complement your decor and give you the pride that goes along with saying, “not only am I keeping that plant alive, I DIY’d the planter it’s in, too.”
So sit back and enjoy 15 of my favorite indoor planter DIYs today. I hope it gets you in the mood for fall 😉
I snagged these pots for free at a yard sale and painted them in colors I liked much better. They were originally pink and a dingy white. I also planted some $2 succulents I picked up at the same yard sale—yay for cheap yard sale plants.
Throwing away an old candle that’s burned out can be hard when the candle holder is so pretty. So why not turn it in to a planter? One less item in the landfill. I love being able to extend something’s life even when you think it’s reached the end of its line. (I also have a full post on how to care for pothos plants that you might like!)
With a baby on the move and two cats constantly on the prowl for leafy greens to munch on (and throw up), hanging planters are a must. I made some chic ones out of a stainless steel bowl (and of course spray paint).
This is one of my earliest woodworking projects, so it has a special place in my heart. It broke during our move from our last apartment to this house, though. We were sad to see it go. We still have both of the plants on the ends, though.
(Sadly I killed the one in the middle. RIP.)
A fun little project I felt I had to do as a DIY right of passage. If you haven’t done a project with a wine bottle, how can you call yourself crafty? This is a more modern twist on a usually more traditional-looking craft. Honestly, I could have just left it matte white!
From matte white to matte black. This tiny teacup cactus planter is up in our bedroom and has a neat little story behind it. I love it. The perfect combination of dainty and bold…with just a dash of kitschy.
This hanging plant pot holder was made out of scrap wood and makes a beautiful addition to our basement. Pothos is a great plant for this planter, too. It's going to look lovely once is begins trailing.
Plant pots are so cheap at Ikea, so they’re fun to customize. Check out what I did to this one using paint and my Cricut machine. I think it was green to start out with? Like, lime green. Not my bag.
Sadly this one did not last long. Henry the cat was so utterly infatuated with getting inside of the bowl and getting to the plants that he knocked it over. I decided to re-home the plants in other pots instead of doing another terrarium…but it was lovely while it lasted.
This is included on my DIYs that have stood the test of time list. One of my earliest paint projects, and still one of my favorites. It looks lovely in my living room right now.
This was a fun project because I actually got to do an in-store demo at Ikea for it! It’s made only with supplies from Ikea. This one lives in my parents’ bedroom now, on their dresser.
I completed this project during the depths of pregnancy nausea. Looking at this thing kind of triggers nauseated feelings, which makes me feel bad because I love it!
These little cuties were the result of my first foray into working with concrete a few years ago. This was actually a crafting type of concrete that has filler in it to make it more lightweight.
Can’t go wrong with upcycling a tea tin. I love looseleaf teas, and when I finished the contents of this one, I knew I had to make something cute out of it. It’s the perfect home for propagating succulent pieces that need to root but aren’t quite ready for the big leagues yet.
I have had so many compliments on this pot. It’s probably a mixture of the white on black along with the stunning snake plant in it. It’s actually painted with outdoor paint, but it’s living in our living room now.
I created this out of a scrap piece from our DIY cat tree made out of real branches. I had already stained and sealed the piece when we cut it off to level the tree, so I had to make something out of it. This actually holds a faux succulent, so that’s why I call it a faux planter.
But it still got the nod for this planter post. Why? Because it’s adorable.
I absolutely love how this modern plywood planter with hairpin legs turned out. The hairpin legs make a great touch, and you won't believe what the plant is actually planted in to protect the wood!
This planter was modeled after the gold stainless steel bowl planter I made. I found a much smaller version of the bowl at our local Habitat for Humanity Restore and decided to whip another one up.
If you want to get planting, you might also like these plant care posts: How to seal drainage holes in pots, how to create drainage in pots without holes, handy indoor succulent care tips for plant killers, snake plant care tips, peperomia plant care tips, and wandering jew care tips.