Container gardening is a great way to enjoy growing vegetables, herbs and flowers without having to have the space or the time for a traditional garden. But honestly the easiest way to garden is the best way to garden. So make container gardening super easy by making yourself one of these DIY raised planter boxes, with these free plans and tutorials. These are awesome because they are planters on legs, bringing everything up to a height where you can weed, plant, harvest and enjoy all that you grow, without bending, leaning, or kneeling. Also, they look so much better than a simple pot on the ground!


DIY Raised Planter Box Plans & Tutorials

How to Build Raised Planter Boxes

DIY Raised Planter Box Plans with Legs

This cedar raised planter box from ‘Angela Marie Made‘ takes just a few hours to build. It’s small enough to easily allow you to grow on your porch or patio. And it definitely looks fancy enough to show off! Step by step directions, free plans you can download, and even a how to video.

Jennifer Meyering‘ has a tutorial for her herb raised planter box that uses less expensive lumber, treated with a water seal product. All you need is lumber, deck screws and water sealant or stain color of your choice! Lot’s of photos of each step.

The plans for this super pretty planter can be found on ‘Instructables‘. They used cedar fence pickets and did the frame pieces in black to really make this box stand out. Youtube video available for the tutorial as well.

At ‘Charles and Hudson‘, they made this planter box so their son could learn about gardening. This is an awesome way to make an easy to care for kids garden. This one is made out of redwood for weather resistance. It’s also a nice size, perfect for planting a small vegetable and herb garden!

If you want to get a little fancier, ‘Fix This Build That‘ has plans and a video for a DIY raised planter box that has a shelf underneath. You could double your garden space by filling the shelf with potted plants as well!

Without Legs

You might be looking for a little more minimal, modern look, but still want a planter box that is raised for easy gardening. No problem. This one by ‘Georgia Pellegrini‘ would look great on a deck, or with taller plants could be used as a privacy screen.

This super simple DIY raised planter box can be made with just 3 steps! Add a trellis and expand the types of plants you can grow. From ‘Vintage Revivals‘.

Tiered Raised Planters

This 3 tiered raised planter by ‘Hydrangea Treehouse‘ allows you to grow more in less space. Originally built as a strawberry planter, you could literally grow anything in here.

Jump on over to ‘Anika’s DIY Life‘ and find the plans to make this tiered DIY raised planter box with a trellis. You could make a group of these to line the edge of a yard. Easy vegetable maintenance, or the prettiest container flower garden on the block.

Raised Planter with Trellis

Jen Woodhouse‘ made this planter box with this gorgeous trellis for less than $50! That is way less than you would pay for something similar at a store. Way.

Planter Boxes from Up-cycled Materials

Want to up-cycle? ‘Refresh Living‘ used an old sofa table and remade it into a raised planter. You might already have something like this right in your garage.

Learn how to turn a suitcase into a super stylish planter with these plans from ‘Garden Therapy‘. We love this pretty project! The pipe legs give it an cool industrial look.

DIY raised planter box plans can help anyone garden, no matter how small their space, or what their limitations are. And if you are looking for a place to find herbs, veggies and flowers to plant in your boxes, we love ‘Burpee‘. And, we think you will love our posts on How to Grow Basil, and Vertical Vegetable Gardens. And check out Stunning Planter Boxes over at OhMeOhMy!


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