40 Unique DIY Planters

Hello DIYers and fellow houseplant lovers!

I think we can all agree that as lovely as houseplants are, planters are incredibly expensive! That’s why we’ve come up with a list of 40 different DIY planters that you can make on a budget but still come out with some seriously impressive results! Some of these will start by using a cheap pot that you can spruce up and some are made from scratch. Whatever your DIY skill level, we’re sure that there is something here for you and your home!

Many of these DIY planters make great gifts for any houseplant lover or can be created and sold as stand alone products or with your propagated plants. The opportunities are endless!


Have fun and happy DIYing!

3D Planter

This bold planter can be customized any way that you like! Add an interest piece to any room by sticking your favorite houseplant into this 3D planter!

Found Almost Makes Perfect

Hanging Satchel Wall Pots

These hanging wall pots are perfect for creating an artistic houseplant look to a wall in your home! Cheap and simple to make with a massive visual appeal!

Found Lily Ardor

Wooden and Copper Standing Planter

If you love the trend of mixing wood and metal, this standing planter might be for you! This tutorial gives great details to make it easy to recreate at home!

Found Our Humble Abode Blog

Geometric Concrete Planter

This adorable, geometric planter hits the trends in multiple ways! Whether they are for your own plants, to sell, or gift, these are bound to be a showstopper!

Found Lana Red Studio

Book Planters

Nothing is cozier in the home than these adorable book planters for succulents! Add some fairy lights for a little extra ambiance!

Found Balcony Garden Web

Milk Carton Planter

The possibilities are endless with this awesome and easy upcycle DIY planter! Choose whatever pattern goes with your home and enjoy this small, cost effective planter!

Found Oh Oh Deco

Cork Wrapped Succulent Planter

Turn a basic glass jar into this adorable cork succulent planter!

Found The Inspired Hive

Mason Jar Hanging Indoor Herb Garden

This hanging mason jar herb garden DIY tutorial is not only beautiful, it also takes account for the drainage necessary for yielding the best possible herbs. Pick your favorite herbs and have them fresh year round!

Found Lemons Lavender and Laundry

Sleek Oversized Planter Box

Feeling ambitious? These oversized planters add a sleek look to the home and can be made custom to fill up an empty wall in your home. Just make sure there is an appropriate amount of light for what you are planting!

Found Within the Grove

Paint Dipped Ceramic Pots

With houseplants proudly on display, having a decorative planter is almost a must! Instead of spending a fortune on a pre-made decorative ceramic pot, you can spruce up a basic planter with just a little bit of paint!

Found The Décor Fix

Tea Kettle Planters

Short on planters? Try using items you have around the house or have thrifted! How cute are these planters made out of vintage tea kettles?!

Found 1001 Gardens

Origami Bunny Planters

It doesn’t get any cuter than these quirky origami planters! Perfect to keep on your desk or to add some greenery to a child’s room!

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Found Twine and Table

Indoor Planter Box

Planter boxes aren’t just for outdoors anymore! With the proper lighting, you can mount these sleek and stylish planter boxes indoors to keep fill your home with fresh, clean air!

Found Construction 2 Style

Log Succulent Planter

This log succulent planter is the perfect addition to a rustic home!

Found Family Handyman

Gold Leaf Planter

You can upcycle an ordinary ice bucket into this stylish gold leaf planter! Your friends will be stunned to find out that you made this yourself!

Found Place of My Taste

Terracotta Clay Hanging Planters

If you like working with clay, why not try making one of these beautiful terracotta clay hanging planters?!

Found Fall for DIY

Mid-Century Planter

If you love retro, you’ll love this mid-century inspired planter! The contrast of this planter’s texture against the sleek, leaves is a sure stunner in any room of the house!

Found A Beautiful Mess 

Beautiful Boho Moroccan Planter

Ceramic plants with designs cost a fortune at the store! This DIY will allow you to create a beautiful Moroccan planter on a budget!

Found Pillar Box Blue

Leather Hanging Planter

It’s easy to add subtle style in your home with the way you choose to display your plants and this leather hanging planter is proof!

Found Oh Oh Deco

Skull Planter

Whether it’s Halloween or you just enjoy a spooky aesthetic, this skull planter is a simple DIY and a great place to store your favorite succulent!

Found The Merry Thought

Test Tube Propagation Station

Whether you are growing new plants for your own garden or because you are going to sell, this test tube propagation station gives you a stunning visual display while nature goes about it’s business!

Found DIY in PDX

Oxidized Copper Planters

This is a fun DIY project that yields beautiful results… give it a try!

Found A Beautiful Mess

Moss Covered Pots

This DIY is not only beautiful, it’s a fun way to grow an ecosystem!

Found Spa Goddess

3D Letters Planter

This unique and customizable DIY is perfect in any room and makes a great gift!

Found Club Crafted

Concrete Pot and Wooden Stand DIY Planter

This is a slightly more advanced DIY that gives really great step-by-step instructions on how to work with these two materials. If you’re a beginner who is looking to advance a bit, definitely check it out!

Found Homedit

Mud Cloth Inspired Planter

Experience the zen of drawing your own one-of-a-kind mud cloth inspired planter designs. Customize it to your style!

Found Oh Oh Deco

Vertical Ladder Garden

You can have an indoor garden, if if you’re short on space! This tutorial makes it easy to re-create this awesome and stylish vertical ladder garden!

Found Bobvila

Abstract Art Planters

Each plant is a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Your planters should be too! Here is a great guide to making your own clay DIY abstract art planter!

Found Bliss Makes

Color-Pop Ombre Planter

Looking for something to add some color to a room? Why not try sprucing up a plain planter with this awesome ombre paint DIY?

Found Artful Days

Scandinavian Minimalist Box Plant Stand 

This simple, clean design is perfect for adding a delicate plant box into your home. Design it to a size that will work for you or fancy it up if you wish!

Found The Merry Thought

Braided Fabric Planter

You can make this expensive looking planted from cheap materials and an old T-shirt!

Found Lana Red Studio

Mini-Plant Drawers

This ridiculously cute DIY is such a fun addition to any home! Plus you can dress it up anyway that you like.

Found DIY in PDX

Small Upcycled Hanging Planters

Unsure of what to do with empty lotion or shampoo bottles? Check out this super cute and super easy upcycle DIY!

Found Almost Makes Perfect

Large Round Concrete Planter

Large planters especially can get PRICEY! This round concrete planter is easy and much more affordable!

Found DIY Montreal

Lightbulb Air Plant Terrarium

Air plants are incredibly popular right now and there’s a great reason for it! Not only are they like their very own piece of art, they are incredibly low maintenance. The only question is… how to display them? Check out this tutorial for a cheap and easy air plant terrarium!

Found Get Crafty Crafty

Disco Ball Hanging bowl

Talk about a fantastic re-purpose! Who could not fall in love with a disco ball hanging planter?!

Found A Beautiful Mess 

Mini Textured Succulent Planters

Here is a cute DIY that you can be proud to place your succulents in! Once you get the hang of them (and your house is full up on succulents), you might consider selling the planters alone or propagating your plants and selling them in the planters!

Found Burkatron

Corn Husk Planter

This is the epitome of unique! Add some great texture to your room with this corn husk planter DIY!

Found Paper & Stitch

Plastic Bucket Planter

You can turn nearly any plastic bucket into a seriously superb planter with just a simple modifications. Then you can customize it any way that you like!

Found Creating a Home

Modern Concrete Planter

This modern planter is so unique and takes only a few minutes to create!

Found Paper & Stitch