I live in a loft so I don’t have a place for a larger garden; if I want plant life around me in the spring and summer, I need to use planters. The good thing about using planters is that you can move them around and change them out as your needs/tastes change . . . and you can also customize them with paint, decoupage and more. I’m personally going to be decorating my porch this summer, and I needed some ideas for planters, so I pulled together a great collection. Click through my slideshow to see 10 awesome picks!
Neon Concrete 1 of 10Turn plain concrete blocks into unique planters with the help of neon paint.
Photo found on modernlywed 's Instagram stream
Smashed Cans 2 of 10Save cans from the recycling bin and get free planters - crushing them and painting them makes these unique containers all the more interesting.
Photo spotted at Gardens Lovers
Cut Tire 3 of 10It's hard to believe this planter was a tire - you'll need a cutter and a lot of paint, but it sure is cool!
Get the instructions at Pink Hammers and Sippy Cups
Bright Chevron 4 of 10Cut reclaimed wood in various colors to decorate the outside of plain planter boxes
Learn how they were made at 91204
Tiered Colorblock 5 of 10Turn inexpensive plastic planters into a tiered planter that looks like a million bucks - just add paint.
Find the how-to East Coast Creative
Shoe Holder 6 of 10Use a hanging shoerack as a place to start plants, or for a cool outdoor display.
Learn more about this project at Instructables
Oven Baked 7 of 10Use oven baked clay and simple templates to make modern table planters.
Learn how at Fellow Fellow
Popcorn Tins 8 of 10What to do with those old, ugly Christmas popcorn tins? Paint them and turn them into planters!
Find the how-to at Home For Hire
Patio Table Custom 9 of 10Create a planter that fits on your patio table pole using dollar store materials.
Visit the post for instructions at SaltTree
Palm Scoop 10 of 10I'd never heard of a palm scoop before, but with a few additional ingredients it makes a cool planter!
Find the instructions at Rancho Reubidoux