Liza Greis

Do-it-yourself projects and Home Decor

15 DIY Planters You Can Make in a Day!

It’s no secret that I am a full blown plant lady. I love having lots of plants inside and out. Maybe that is why I have so many planter tutorials on my site! I am going to share my favorite DIY planters from over the past few years. All of them you can do in a day!

Wood Bead Planter

What is better than a planter? A hanging one! This was such a fun project! You can see the full tutorial HERE.


Hanging beaded planter


Mason Jar Wall Planter

This project I created on a whim YEARS ago and it is my most pinned and my most copied project. Just for clarification, these are not herbs. I know it has been shared all over the interweb as an “herb planter” but those are houseplants. I do not recommend planting herbs in mason jars. See the original post HERE.


mason jar planter


Hexagon Planters

They started out gold but they showed fingerprints so I painted them black. Whatever the color, I love this trio!

More details are found HERE.


Gold hexagon planters

Hexagon shaped planters


Tree Stump Planter

Another super popular post of mine if this tree stump planter. It was worth the arm workout that it took to hollow it out. You can see how did it HERE.


tree stump planter with hairpin legs


Crate Planter

It is pretty easy to build a crate! Sure you could make one and use it for storage, but wouldn’t it be better to put a plant in it? The tutorial is found HERE.


blue crate planter


Hanging Geometric Planter

Figuring out the math for this one required the help of my husband. But once we figured it out it was easy to make the compound mitered cuts. I don’t have the tutorial for this one on my site. It is found in my book!


hanging geometric planter

Hanging wood geometric planter


Terrarium Lamp

I have a thing for terrariums. We go way back to the 5th grade. My first one may have been made out of a soda bottle, but I have evolved since then. How about a terrarium lamp? Get the instructions and supply list HERE.


Terrarium lamp


Candle Holder Terrarium

Do you know what else you can use to make a terrarium? A candle hurricane vase! With a tiny modification, this candle holder is now one of my favorite planters. See how HERE.


DIY terrarium made from candle holder


Wood Wall Planter

Guess where I bought one of the items for this planter? The pet store! I put a staghorn fern in mine but really you could do any type of plant. The tutorial can be found HERE.

wall planter for staghorn fern

Modern DIY Planter

This is one of those “it is easier than it looks” type of projects. I like the two toned coloring but it would look good all the same color, stained or painted! See how I built it HERE.


DIY two toned slatted planter


Scalloped Planter

This was one of the first planters I shared on my blog. I ended up painting it white and adding it to my secret garden fence. Instructions are found HERE.


scalloped edge planter


Topography Planter

Did you ever have to make a topography map out of cardboard in school? I’m not sure what made me think of it one day but I decided to make a wood version. It ended up being a darling planter! Get the instructions HERE.


topography planter


Geometric Patterned Planter

Several years ago, 3M challenged me to find something that I liked while in NYC and then create a project that was inspired by it. I found a design on the bottom of a very old building, took a picture, then recreated that design on a planter! See how I did it HERE.


planter with geometric design


Triangle Planter

I struggled with what planter to put on my corner shelves in the kitchen. A round one looked so dinky. I decided to build a triangle one that would fill up the shelf and not have wasted space on either side. The tutorial can be found HERE.


triangle shaped planter for corner shelf


So if you are looking for a Saturday project and love plants like I do, I hope you’ll give some of these DIY planters a try!


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  1. Sarah Roberts says

    Beautiful, how did you come with it all?? My favorite are the first three! Can’t wait to see how they would spic my home when I redecorate. Thank You!

  2. Nadiya says

    Another source for great ideas. Since I love plants, the planters idea would never bored me. I like the cheese box mark, i’m inspired to make something looks reused lol.