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DIY Planter Box & Ideas

There are numerous creative ways to display and care for your plants. Today we will show you how to DIY planter boxes for your garden. Because our DIY planter box ideas are so versatile and adaptable, you’ll be able to grow beautiful herbs, flowers, and even vegetables just about anywhere.

If you plan to tackle any of these enjoyable projects, make sure you have all of the necessary tools on hand to make them easy to complete. You should ideally have a good circular saw, a measuring tape, a drill, screws, a hammer, and the lumber of your preference.

1. Straw Bale Outdoor Planter Box

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Make a straw bale planter box if you want to experiment with straw bale gardening on a smaller scale. It takes 10 to 14 days to condition the bale, but you’ll be planting it in no time.

2. Window Planter Made Easy

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This wooden planter box can be built in less than an hour. You’ll need to use a jigsaw to cut out holes and screws to secure the outdoor planter boxes to the house. Use the clay pots to add color and increase the curb appeal of your home.

3. Raised Wooden Planter Box with Benches

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This easy-to-make wooden planter box includes built-in benches for relaxing gardening. Raised wooden planters make gardening easier on your back and knees, and these benches allow you to sit while pulling weeds!

4. Planter Boxes That Water Themselves

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It takes two days to build this self-watering wooden planter box, but it is well worth the time. Here are some reasons to build it!

  • It waters your plants while you are gone.
  • It is beneficial to your back and knees.
  • Fresh vegetables will be available right outside your back door.
  • It conserves water.
  • There will be fewer weeds.
  • It is simple to create the ideal soil.
  • It’s a stylish addition to your patio.
  • It keeps hungry critters away from your vegetables.

5. Mini Planters

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What about those who don’t have a yard in which to install a planter box? This easy-to-make air plant planter is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

6. Deck Railing Planter

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Consider making this super-easy deck railing planter if you have a deck. You can learn how to make a wooden planter box like this with just a few materials and an hour of work. This planter brightens up your outdoor living space.

7. Cedar Planter Stand

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This space-saving planter box stand is made of American red cedar. The 20-inch-wide removable planter boxes are made in Italy and come in eight different colors. All assembly hardware is included.

8. One-Day Garden Planter Box and Pond

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This planter box has room for both regular plants and water plants. It may take more than a day for beginners to complete this, but it is not overly complicated and only requires basic tools.

9. Raised Mini-Garden Planter

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This attractive planter has 8 square feet of planting space, which is enough for a lush salad garden. Do you require more planting space than that? Make several planters!

10. Deck Rail Planter Box

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This sturdy deck planter is cleverly designed to sit securely on a 24 or 26 deck railing or a patio, porch, or deck floor without tipping. It’s also simple to change the length of the plans to whatever you want.

11. Address Planter Box

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If you haven’t jumped on the address planter box bandwagon yet, you’re behind the times. You’d make an address plaque with your phone number on it, and then combine it with your little house plant hanging right off of it.

These are modern, give your home a one-of-a-kind feel, and are the ideal porch decoration if you don’t want one of the larger planter boxes.

12. Bamboo Planter Box and Trellis

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This one-of-a-kind planter will most likely take a couple of days to complete, but it will be well worth the effort. The bamboo is lovely, especially when combined with your vining plants and trellis. Combine several of these planter trellises to create a living privacy screen.

13. DIY Rolling Planter Box

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This is a small garden on wheels that looks great in a growing garden, on a front porch, or on a back deck in the middle of summer to add some pizzazz. With less than 8 materials and a couple of hours to spare on your weekend, you’ll have your next project ready to go this year!

14. One Plywood Sheet Planter Box

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This planter is large, bold, and stunning! It’s cheap, simple to make in just a few steps, and can we talk about the color she chose? It’s a light, springy pastel blue with just enough color to make a deck or front porch stand out in all the right ways. This is the ideal planter box for your home if you have a taller house or a large and tall door.