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7 Creative Flower Planter Ideas for Spring

This past Winter seemed like it was never going to end.

Since we have gotten a late start to Spring, this past weekend was the first really warm days we had so I got busy planting in my garden.

I wanted to make sure that I enjoy every moment that I can spend outside in the warm weather and these 7 Creative Flower Planter Ideas will help you enjoy your space, too.

7 Creative Flower Planter Ideas for Your Garden


Wishing Well- This is a simple way to add a creative touch to an already established garden.

7 Creative Flower Planter Ideas for Your Garden

Hanging a basket of flowers that flow out of a wishing well is an easy way to brighten up or bring back life to an old decoration.

Plus, if you wished for a prettier wishing well, it’s your lucky day, no quarter needed.

Boots- Don’t throw those old boots in the trash just because they have a hole in them, upcycle them into a creative planter.

7 Creative Flower Planter Ideas for Your Garden

Cowboy boots and rainboots alike look fantastic with a few bright flowers planted inside.

7 Creative Flower Planter Ideas for Your Garden

Even an old pair of boots with holes will work, in fact, adding a few extra holes is not a bad idea, proper drainage is crucial to a hearty plant.

Storage Bin- Look through your cabinets and pull out those storage bins that never get used, have warped lids, missing lids, or never had a lid in the first place.

7 Creative Flower Planter Ideas for Your Garden

Plant some flowers inside and enjoy the creative addition to your garden.

I just couldn’t make these bright red storage bins work in my house but I love them as a creative planter idea.

Watering Can- Do you collect watering cans or just have more than you will ever need?

I sure do and garage sale season is about to begin so I will be adding more to my collection anytime now at the cost of about a quarter a piece.


7 Creative Flower Planter Ideas for Your Garden

Grab a couple from a thrift shop or garage sale and plant a few annuals inside.

I know you will enjoy the new purpose of these cute upcycled planters.

Stock Pot- I love being in the kitchen, cooking, cleaning, playing games at the table, it is my favorite room in the house.

I don’t say that in a narcissistic or a sarcastic way, I really enjoy spending time in there, it’s my dream kitchen.

A long time ago, I was a professional new construction house cleaner, they are who come clean up the paint, drywall, and dust left over from the painters and builders.

Anyway, I would spend the entire time I was in those houses cleaning them like they were my own and thinking about the possibility that someday I could have an awesome kitchen too.

Now that I do, I try to enjoy it as much as I can.

7 Creative Flower Planter Ideas for Your Garden

Not only do I love the way it looks but I enjoy buying housewares that are typically found in the kitchen.

Since I just don’t have enough room for every style of pot, mixing bowl, canister, or dishes in the kitchen, I started using these pieces in the garden.

Cookie Jar- I never have cookies already made in my home, just waiting to be grabbed from the cookie jar but I do have several cookie jars for some reason.

That reason may have something to do with all of the citywide garage sales in the Cedar Rapids area, I can’t turn down a cool cookie jar for a quarter.

7 Creative Flower Planter Ideas for Your Garden

I just love these kinds of items, I pick them up at thrift stores and garage sales with no real plan on how they will fit into my life but it worked out in the end because a cookie jar makes a beautiful planter!

Purse- I have a few old purses that were given to me as a gift and they are in pretty rough shape these days.

I used to just keep them in the closet, buried, and never really gave them a second thought until creativity struck and I brought new life to my old purses.

7 Creative Flower Planter Ideas for Your Garden

Planting flowers inside a purse is a great way to enjoy them again but be sure to check the material for water resistance or plant your flowers in a pot before adding to the purse then hang under a roof if needed.

Do you enjoy getting creative in the garden? What is your most creative flower planter idea?

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Melissa Dixon Thirty Something Super Mom
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My journey started after a Crohn's disease diagnosis, inspiring a commitment to well-being. This site shares my distinctive approach to healthy living with my collection of nutritious recipes that boast authentic flavors, mimicking the indulgence of traditional dishes. I love sharing guilt free recipes for low carb, keto, gluten-free, paleo, and the specific carbohydrate diet. I also share tips on natural living, including homemade cleaners and cleaning hacks. I also share my experience as a veterinary technician and pet groomer, to integrate pet health tips, homemade dog food recipes, and grooming insights to ensure your pets thrive.

Heather Swanson

Wednesday 21st of December 2022

So many creative ideas

ellen beck

Friday 4th of May 2018

I LOVE these ideas! I too am a garage sale fiend and you can pick up something to use as a planer for cheap. Hey if you want another idea, go to auctions, you can pick up box lots for a buck. I was just at Sharpless down past Iowa City, and it was awesome.


Wednesday 30th of May 2018

I have not heard of Sharpless but it sounds awesome! I love getting deals and sometimes even fixing up underpriced things and selling for a profit. I have to check this place out now, thank you!

Laura Dove

Friday 27th of April 2018

Oh I love the wishing well idea! That's super sweet! We are doing our garden up at the moment so this would be great!

Debra Hawkins

Thursday 26th of April 2018

I saved a pair of my Grandpa's huge Cowboy boots to turn into planters! I think it is such a fun way to remember him!


Thursday 26th of April 2018

What a great way to recycle and reuse! I love all of your flower pots!!

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