One of our most popular series of posts has been “Containers You Never Thought Of”. So we decided it was time to update this post with even more new, unique garden containers for you. And we found some amazing creative planter ideas! Some of these photos we found on Pinterest, and search as we might, could not find a good source for them. They are so inspirational we couldn’t leave them out! (If you know whose work these belong to, please drop us an email so we can give them proper credit!) So here it is, MORE unique garden containers you never thought of!
These old metal drawers make quite the unusual garden container. These may be old drawers from a metal desk, or possibly old metal artillery boxes? It looks to us like the first layer of boxes was filled with soil, then concrete blocks were placed along the inner edges of the boxes to create a surface to place the next layer of boxes. Drill holes in the bottom of a container like this, not only for the health of the plants, but also to keep the weight of the arrangement from toppling itself. This photo has an unknown source. Please let us know if you know where it’s from!
This up-cycled drawer planter from ‘Beyond The Picket Fence‘ is such a charming project. A little scrap wood and some old thrift store drawers is all you need to make your porch the most idyllic on the block! The tutorial for this project has lots of photos and easy to follow instructions.
If you love up-cycled junk and farmhouse style, then you will love the junk home garden tour from ‘Organized Clutter‘! Visit her page and see lots of ideas to recycle metal containers into planters, and so much more! Our favs? The bicycle planter and the banana tree! And her gardens… amazing!
We love Ashley at ‘Cherished Bliss‘, and on her spring home tour, she has this amazing vintage tool box planter. Not only is this gorgeous used inside, it would be easy to grab this and take outdoors. You could brighten up your patio for an afternoon tea party, or simply allow the plants to get a little sun bathing in.
This chicken feeder planter from ‘Creative Cain Cabin‘ is an easy DIY. But remember, if you don’t have access to a vintage piece, you can fake it! You can buy galvanized chicken feeders at any farm & ranch supply store. Don’t worry, Mother Nature will make it look “vintage” soon enough!
‘Chica Circle‘ has a tutorial for her vintage soup can garden containers, and it has a secret. While the cans aren’t really vintage (reproductions from Target, real soup cans!) she seals them with a product from the craft store to make them water resistant for planting. Go check out her post to see what it is that she used!
The next three garden container ideas are from ‘BHG‘. This vintage fruit picking crate makes a perfect portable container garden for these gorgeous sedums. Remember, you can line a vintage piece with plastic to protect it when using it as a planter.
Have an old fountain that is cracked or beyond repair? Turn it into a unique garden container with this easy idea! This type of container garden looks best tucked in among other plants, as if it has stood there for decades.
Tiny succulents line the bottom of a repurposed vintage chicken feeder, while larger plants are tucked into the top. No worries about drainage with a project like this one! The handle on this piece make it particularly versatile in the garden, as it is easy to move to a new spot when needed.
An old oyster bucket from ‘Beckys Farmhouse‘ is the perfect unusual planter for her olive tree on the front porch. If you use a metal garden container, consider putting a plastic pot inside it before planting. The metal can get very warm in the summer, literally cooking the plants roots in the sun.
Who doesn’t love an antique child’s wagon? Set plastic pots full of your favorite plants into a piece like this, and make it an instant planter. If yours is a true antique that you would like to make last, then use a plastic liner in the bottom of the wagon to protect it from long exposure to water. Photo found on Pinterest, with no known source.
Here are some unique garden containers from ‘BlackGold‘. These rusted tin can containers are a reminder of how anything can be made to look beautiful! I love the color and texture this Burros Tail adds to the planter, great contrast!
Finally, this excellent idea was from a blog that no longer exists…This is a playful and fun garden container that will make adults and kids smile. I can’t say it enough, drill those drainage holes!
Hope you enjoyed all these new additions to our post on unique garden containers and ideas. We have even more on Part 2. Don’t stop here, jump on over and visit those ideas too!