Featured Image Credit: Rain On A Tin Roof
Buying premade planter boxes at your local home goods store can get expensive very quickly… Save money this spring or summer and build your own! You can use anything from an old pallet to scrap wood that’s lying around the shed. These tutorials will breakdown exactly what materials you need and how to build your very own DIY planter boxes
Here are the ones I like:
Trellis Planter Box
Source: Deuce Cities Henhouse
So, trell us about your TRELLIS house planters! Not only does this support your fancy and elegant climbing plants on the trellis, but on the bottom a large planter is attached with more gorgeous flowers, making for quite the springy sight. She stained the wood a dark brown, which gives it that rustic farmhouse feel that I can’t get enough of, and the purple flowers go together better than I’d even imagine. This would look amazing on the side of a house or on the back deck. Trell yeah!
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Address Planter Box
Source: Tidy Mom
If you haven’t hopped on the address planter box train yet then you are late to the game and I am here to open your eyes to the next big thing! What you would do is create essentially an address plaque with your number on it, and then combine it with your own personal little house plant hanging right off of it. These are modern, give your home a unique feel, and are the perfect decoration for your porch if you don’t want one of the bigger planter boxes. Home sweet house planter home!
Basic Planter Box
Source: Two Feet First
I’m not good at building things, not at all… I just don’t have whatever it is many of my friends, my mom, and really what most people have. Luckily, I have a generous and very building inclined husband. This planter box is modernly wooden, big, and makes any front porch or deck pop with beauty! It takes only 4 materials and looks easy to build, even coming from me. Once you build this planter box it will give you years and years of use and enjoyment!
DIY Lattice Planter Box
Source: Anika’s DIY Life
I love lattice. Most times, I see it used as a fence for climbing plants. You know, with the diamond spaces in between that many times surround a house? This planter box is the best of both worlds. It’s spray painted a modern blue color, has the diamond spaces in between, and is the perfect deck planter box for this summer. I could see getting a matching pillow for this lattice planter box and giving your porch or deck a Pinterest feel to it. LatYES!
One Plywood Sheet Planter Box
Source: The Crazy Craft Lady
This planter is big, bold, and beautiful! Can you believe that this gorgeously modern DIY planter box is made from only ONE sheet of plywood and some paint? It’s inexpensive, easy to throw together in only a couple of steps, and can we talk about the color she chose? It’s a springy pastel blue that is light but still has enough color to make a deck or front porch pop in all the right ways. If you have a taller house, or a large and tall door, this is the perfect planter box for your home. I can’t get enough of this!
DIY Rolling Planter Box
Source: Kleinworth & Co
Rolling, rolling, rolling on your… garden! Modern, versatile, and MOBILE? I didn’t even know anything like this existed until now! This is a little garden on wheels, and it looks stunning in an already growing garden, on a front porch, or on a back deck in the midst of summer to add some pizzazz. With less than 8 materials, and a couple of spare hours to your weekend you have your next project sure to make a statement this year!
Square Wooden Planter Box
Source: Jenna Kate at Home
I absolutely LOVE the rustic wood look for a planter box. It doesn’t matter what kind of house you have: old style, new style, brick, wooden on wooden, a rusticly antique planter box will look amazing and give your house an expensive feel from the outside. It’s big but not huge, can house big or small plants, and is versatile and can look amazing anywhere in or outside of your house
You can find all your supplies for this right at your local home depot, and with a little work easily create this exact look in no time. I love the hydrangea flowers she chose too!
Reclaimed Pallet Wood Planter
Source: 1001 Pallets
This DIY reclaimed pallet wood planter looks like something you would see up for at least 100 bucks at your local family home and goods store. It’s elegant, it’s layered and basic yet it has that expensive look to it once its complete. There are a few extra steps required in making this fancy schmancy house planter, but you’ll save money, and the turn out is definitely worth it. The light brown inside topped with the dark brown finish on the outside layer is stunning, and the large single flower she chose is something I’d only dream of. This is definitely the perfect porch planter in size, stature, and look. How amazing!
DIY Planter Tutorial
Source: Cherished Bliss
This wooden beauty is big, bad, and BOLD. If you’re looking for a statement, this is going to be just the planter box for your porch. It’s tall, coming in at over 4ft and full of life! This will be the first thing your guests notice and beware, you might be doing some side projects for everyone you know in the near future if you do decide to build this one. You have got to see how massive and stunning this is!
Modern Outdoor Planter Box
Source: The Handy Mans Daughter
Mustard yellow is all the rave these days, and you bet your behind, this modern momma is getting behind it in every way. I have mustard shirts, scarves, jewelry… I even got my little kitty, puck, a big mustard collar. I am obsessed with this mustard outdoor planter!
If the style and coloring of your porch or your deck allows for it, this will give your home the “brand new house” modern pop that I desperately search Pinterest for. With 10 materials, your husband or buddy on hand, and a couple of hours, you will have yourself something worth selling for much more money than you made it, or keeping yourself. All aboard the mustard train!
Black Accent Wooden Planter
Source: Wood Shop Diaries
If you’re looking for the most modern looking DIY planter box ideas you can find, then you’re in the right spot. They don’t call this “how to build a DIY modern planter box” for nothing after all. These are absolutely gorgeous, and everything about them does, in fact, scream modernly tasteful. There is a light, almost sandy wooded base, that is painted grey around the outside for an added pop. She also chose a large green plant inside of each planter box standing alone. This is a fabulous idea!
Planter Box with Hose Reel
I’m ALWAYS yelling at my husband about keeping the hose out on the lawn after he’s done watering the lawn. I know, maybe I should my battles more, but it’s just not a good look! Especially when I’m working so hard on making my yard look perfect, you know?
Well with this lightly wooded modern house planter all of my troubles are WASHED AWAY, literally. This hose becomes hidden inside the stunning planter but is ready for use and watering at any time by just pulling out of the hole made. It’s as easy to make as any planter, with only a hole drilled as an extra step. This is such a nifty idea, I’m obsessed!
Monogram Planter Box
Source: Thistlewood Farm
A personalized planter for my front porch? Say no more! This DIY planter box with wood monogram is painted white, large and in charge, and personalized just for your own family’s porch. It adds such a lovely finishing touch, and I love how she had the custom monograms made specifically for this project! This is easy to do, low maintenance, and adds such a fun twist in your home. Plus, the pretty white planter coloring paired with bright and colorful colors is perfect for summertime
Cedar Planter Box
Source: Rain on a Tin Roof
This cedar planter box is stunningly modern, unique, and more practical than you would even think. Have you heard of a snapfence before? If DIY isn’t your thing and you’re short on time, this is a great wooden planter box for you because the instructions are laid out and it literally takes 10-20 minutes to complete. The pieces essentially snap right in, making for such an easy project. I love how she incorporated her address in black and bold lettering too, what an awesome finishing touch!
DIY Tiered Planter Box
Source: Anika’s DIY Life
Do you have a yard in need of some pizzazz and $10? This DIY tiered wooden planter is going to be your favorite summer project this year! I love the “standing” look of this planter, and the video tutorial posted along with the directions make creating this simple and cheap yet gorgeous project easy as 1,2,3!
This is one of those DIY’s that can be done in as little as two hours, and yes, as inexpensively as 10 dollars. It’s small enough to look good on an apartment or townhome front porch, or in a larger homes garden or deck. The sandy wood color is a nice touch too. And when your friends try to tell you how cheap you are, you don’t have to “buy” it. A steal is a steal!
Garden Planter Box
Source: Just Measuring Up
If your yard has areas that are extremely shady and you’re looking to get your plants into more sunlight, this raised planter box will be absolutely perfect for your yard, porch, or garden! By constructing a cedar box and using planks, you have your very own stunning and tasteful planter box in the matter of only about an hour
Plus, since it’s raised it will keep animals out of the garden as well if you’re experiencing that problem. This is a big planter box, so be prepared for people to immediately notice how awesome it is. You may even land yourself some side jobs in the process
Source: Homestead Acres
I love birdhouses. Whether you are using them as decoration on the inside or executing them for bird feeders on the outside, it gives any area such a homey and calming presence. This, my friends is “poultry” in motion. Not only is this wooden house stunning on its own, but it has it’s very own planter growing right around it and flowers surrounding. It’s big, it’s bold, and did I mention bird friendly? The hole is definitely big enough for your beaked friends to enjoy too. Killing two birds with one planter!
Upcycled Planter Box
Source: Infarrantly Creative
Want to go with a planter that is more long and low than tall? If so, then this one is for you! It’s super simple and makes a perfect accent to any straight walkway just like in the picture. With some old scrap wood, sealer or stain and a nice Saturday afternoon… you’ll have this planter box built and looking amazing. Reuse all the old wood laying around and save money!
Black Planter Boxes From Pallets
Source: Lou Lou Girls
Sometimes size matters, especially when you really want your planter to make a statement. They don’t call this one a massive planter box for nothing, that’s for sure! This is the perfect entry planter box for your porch. It’s tall, wide but not TOO wide, painted a modern grey, and has quite the expensive feel to it…
Plus, in this tutorial, she shows what this would cost / certain materials, and shows the inexpensive way she got the job done. This is one of the most modern yet, and one of my personal favorite planters!
Wooden Flower Box
Source: The Navage Patch
Wow, the unique color scheme in this DIY cedar planter box is perfection. She states that she ended up spray painting this planter with both a briarsmoke and weathered blue. I have never seen the grey or blue shades, and I can’t get enough of them combined. This is a taller instead of a wide planter, with layers of wood and the different paints throughout. It’s rustic, it’s put together neatly and stunningly, and overall it’s a great planter to give color to a back porch or deck. Beautiful!
DIY Shelf Planter Box
Source: Flower Patch Farmhouse
Box, crate, or planter box? It’s all the same here! This inexpensive, easy, and practical planter box is made from one of the easiest materials to DIY, fence boards! All you need to do to create this stunningly wooden look is cut the boards, glue some scraps, and paint a finish. There you have it, a planter box set and created and ready for blooming flowers. I like to think of this one as a busy mom’s dream because it’s easy and cheap but still gets the look accomplished for less. Love it!
Planter Box for Under $30
Source: Thistlewood Farm
Raise your hand if you want a planter box but don’t have hundreds of dollars to spend on materials for it! Sometimes the cheap route ends up being the best route to take, and it has more to do with the aesthetic than even the price itself. This DIY planter box tutorial is the best of both worlds… It had a modern feel, it’s decorative, it looks nice and pricey, and it’s under $30 DOLLARS. You heard me, thirty dollars. This is truly a steal!
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Wood Pallet DIY Raised Planter Box
Source: Reuse Grow Enjoy
Gardens are made to big and beautiful, but sometimes there’s no time for all of the work that comes with it. This is the perfect raised planter box for when you need more room to garden but don’t want to spend all the money or time on landscaping and planting
All you need for this homemade gardening plot of wooden goodness is a hammer, a wood pallet, a drill with some screws, and a saw or chainsaw. I love the rustic and antique feel of this planter box, and how it’s big enough to house a grouping of flowers or even produce like tomatoes or zucchini! It’s a perfect size, simple execution, and I love the idea of using pallets!
Planter Box for Faux Plants
Source: Dans le Lakehouse
If you’re looking for a planter box perfectly sized for indoor use, this super example is right up your alley… You can choose any color you that fits your decor, but I’m really digging the pastel colors right now! This is another one of those DIY’S that will get the job done cost effectively, quickly, and beautifully. She breaks down exactly how to set this one up to use faux plants but I think this would also look super cute outside. (with the right sealer or paint) Whether you’re putting it inside our outside, you’re going to love this pastel planter box!
Small DIY Planter Box
Source: Sustain My Craft Habit
With cedar fence boards and only 10 other household materials, you have yourself one of the most beautifully modern and wooden planters I have seen to date. These aren’t too tall, aren’t too wide, and can house almost any kind of plant. The wood is finished with a darker brown and then polished to give an expensively tasteful look that would go perfect on any porch
I’m seriously obsessed with this style… It looks like something you would buy homemade on Etsy that would run you a TON more money than what it costs to put together. Love it!
Large Planter Box
Source: Tool Box Divas
When it comes to DIY, sometimes you have to be extra SCRAPPY… scrap wood scrappy. There’s a bunch of places you can find cheap and/or free scrap wood. Your local home depot, friends or families in the midst of building, or even small mom and pop shops sell them for cheap. If you are able to get your hands on some scrap wood, this planter box will turn out gorgeous, and not to mention recycled! This is fun, easy, and has a great turn out. When you can make yourself a gorgeous planter and save a tree is there any better feeling?
Simple Wooden Planter Box
Source: Pop Shop America
This is the perfect DIY planter project for a beginner. Using cedarwood, it’s clearly outlined step by step in easy terms, with easy materials how to make your very own rustic and stunning wooden planter box. This is even small enough to have inside your house! If you’re wondering where to start, here is a good place!
Triangle Pallet Planters
Source: Love Create Celebrate
This is such “acute” triangle pallet DIY planter project! With just three materials and 4 household tools, you can make yourself something truly stunning. I love all the geometric triangle shapes, and how the tutorial itself has step by step with pictures, including how to use all of the tools. No need to finish this planter with paint either, it looks perfect just the way it is!
DIY Raised Planter Box
Source: Fix This Build That
I love a good raised planter box, but this is more than just that. The bottom of this can be used as a shelf too! I can picture this wooden beauty standardly on a porch or back deck, but also would look amazing in a three seasons room! It’s unique in its build, incredibly stunning, and the sandy light wood gives a nice vibe to any area you decide to plant it, and then plant things in it. I love this!
DIY Flower Box
Source: The Turquoise Home
Another utilization of scrap boards, I am ALL about it! X marks the spot with this DIY medium-sized planter box tutorial perfect for beginners. It’s a light (almost beige) wooden look, with scrap wood that makes a big “x” design on the planter box itself. This would look so cute on a front porch, and is perfect for planting one big flower into it, or a couple of little ones
If you’re looking for low maintenance flowers, she “planted” a faux tree in her planter but it looks lifelike and incredibly classy, and the tutorial itself is very simple and easy to understand. A big Y E S to this X planter box!