Liza Greis

Do-it-yourself projects and Home Decor

My Favorite Planter Projects

It’s no secret that I love plants and that I think everyone should have some type of plant in their spaces, work and home. And while a simple pot works most of the time, sometimes it is fun to add your plant to unique planter.

As I am starting to put my house together again (Yay! Finally!), I am finding permanent places for some of the projects I did for my book, Natural Accents. I decided to share a few of my all time favorite planters from the book.

Hexagon Planters

These were fun to make and I started out staining them a medium brown. But after looking at them for a few days, I decided to paint them gold! I’m not sure if they will stay gold or get painted another color, but they are for sure finding a place in my home.

gold hexagon planters


X planter

I love anything with an X detail to it. It is so classic. When I bought a lemon tree that was too large for any of the pots I had, I built one and made sure to add my favorite detail.

x planter with lemon tree


Hanging Geometric Planter

This is one I had to confer with Shane on for all the angles but it was worth the many angled cuts because I LOVE how it turned out! I have about 5 spots I want to hang this. I either need to do a meeny miny moe or make a few more :)

geometric hanging planter


Hanging Clay Planter

Playing with clay brings me back to when I was a kid. It is relaxing and fun at the same time. Make it any color, size or shape! Just make sure it has a drainage hole.

hanging clay planter tutorial


Terrarium Side Table

This was hands down my favorite project in the whole book. It was also the one that I was the most nervous to try. I had never welded plexiglass before. But it worked out great and I would do it all over again. It will be in my family room next to the couch and will be the first thing people see when they walk in.

terrarium side table


This is just a sample of the planter ideas from the book. There are also flower vases, beach themed projects, tree branch and stump projects, rock projects, and other natural elements like pinecones, and acorns. There are vignettes, tablescapes, and how to display nature photography as well.

What is your favorite way to decorate with plants?

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  1. Laura says

    All of these projects are useful but always very chic.
    You’ve got the touch!
    Thank you for sharing this at Thoughts of Home. We are so glad you are here.