10 Brilliant Planter Alternatives for Your Big Happy Backyard

There are plenty of cost-effective ways to turn old recycled objects from around your home, as well as old birdcages alike into cool, exciting planter projects! These creative design ideas make perfect planters that can be placed both inside or out, depending on your preference – and the season!

Each of these are easy to make, fun activities that can also be made with your little ones!

Using an Old Painting Can

Old painting cans can also be turned into stylish, intricate or even color-matching planters for your favorite flowers – and is both fast and easy to make!

Old paint can used as planter
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Making Use of Old Wooden Pallets

Wooden pallets can be used for lots of crafty projects in your back yard, but are also great for hanging various pots or cups of flowers and plants from!

Making Use of Old Wooden Pallets for garden
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Using an Old Bird Cage

Turning an old bird cage into a unique, stylish planter is both easy and fun! It can really add ‘pizzazz’ to any planters you’d like to place in your back yard, or patio. A truly elegant sight to be seen!

Birdcage planter for backyard
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Putting those Old Rain Boots to Use

If you’ve got old rain boots that are either too old or perhaps a litter tattered to still be used as boots, these can be the perfect item for turning into planters! This is a very original, fun, project that’s sure to be a good talking-piece for any company you have over – and will add personality to your back yard.

Tulips planted in old rain boots
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Lovely Fountains of Flowers

If you’ve got an old or broken fountain that you just don’t use anymore in your backyard, then this can be the perfect solution to making a make-shift planter and really adding elegance and beauty to your back yard – and succulents are very popular with this project!

backyard water fountain used as a planter
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Using an Old Sink

An old porcelain sink can be the perfect item for making a stylish, exciting planter or flower garden – and will typically be a pretty large piece that you can place anywhere in your back yard!

Old sink used as a planter
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Using Old Pots and Pans

There’s no need to throw away old pots and pans, as they can make perfectly shaped, beautiful, and unique planters for your back yard garden!

Old pots and pans used to plant flowers
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Recycling Old Tires into Planters

Using old recycled tires is an excellent way to make environmentally friendly planters – and you don’t have to stop at just one! You and your kids can also paint them together, or add fun designs to give it your personal touch.

Recycled tires used as planters
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Turning Wooden Barrels into Beauty

Wooden barrels have a very unique mystique to them, and are perfect for saving space and making sweet, stylish planters in your back yard.

Turning Wooden Barrels into Beautiful planter box
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Recycling Old Wooden Drawers

You and your family can paint old wooden drawers and chairs to add personality to your garden and place multiple planters around it to really make your backyard garden stand out!

Recycle furniture used in the garden
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Of the mentioned above planter projects, which one is your favorite? If you have experience making some of your own that aren’t mentioned above, please feel free to share them with us! We appreciate you reading our crafty projects for using recycled or old items from around your home into planters, and would love to hear from you!


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