5 Unique Ideas for Creating Nontraditional Flower Planters

This week I am really excited to share with you some unique and nontraditional flower planters. I am also introducing a new Thursday feature called the Creative Craft Bloggers Group Link Party (CCBG). I have met a great group of crafty ladies and at the bottom of this post are links to hop around and get to know them. Also, there are instructions on how you can link up your DIY projects and have the opportunity to be my featured blogger of the week.

How to Create Unique Flower Planters

Nontraditional flower planters used around the house.
Why not think outside of the traditional flower box and get creative with your spring planting? The best thing about being a junker hoarder collector is that I have a stockpile of fun things that can easily be reused, repurposed or recycled into a creative flower planter.

Cement urn used as unique flower planters

My collection of nontraditional flower planters were filled with succulents and perennials over the weekend. As you can see I have used vintage toy trucks, a cement urn, a painted aluminum bucket, a blue and white ceramic bowl and a painted mason jar. In my book, nothing is off limits when it comes to creating fun and unique flower planters.

Using a Tonka truck as a unique flower planter

I gave my sweet husband the chore of finding something we could use other than a flower pot to spruce up our deck. It should be no surprise he pulled out the Tonka trucks and filled them with succulents. I have to say, these trucks are adorable planters.

Using Tonka trucks as nontraditional flower planters

Wait until you see how I transformed this $1 flea market find into a flower planter, It now sits on my front porch and greets all of my guests with a friendly hello.

Unique flower planter box made from a flea market chair

Ideas for making unique and creative flower planters

Creative Craft Bloggers Group Link Party #15

How does a link party work?

Every Thursday a group of my crafty friends will host a new link party. By linking your recent homemade project to the bottom of this post a thumbnail image will be added to the collage with a link to your blog so that  we can visit your blog and see what you have been making.

Your project could be featured!

Each week one of my crafty friends and myself will choose our personal favorite link of the week. If you are featured on one of our blogs, grab this button and share the good news with your crafty friends. {Put the button on your blog and share it on Facebook too.} Featured posts will also be added to the Creative Craft Bloggers Group Pinterest Board.

CCBG featured button

Make sure you visit my fellow Co-Hosts to see all the fun and crafty things they have to share with you as well as their featured guest.

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My Featured Post of the Week

Since my post is about gardening, I am choosing Spring Table Setting with Birds as my link of the week.  Oma Phyllis, from Grandparents Plus, shared her beautiful collection of birds along with her green vintage dishes and it makes me excited for the warmer days ahead of us and all the junkin’ I’ll be doing.

Featured blogger at My Thrifty House's nontraditional flower planter post

Link Party Rules

I am excited to be inspired by your crafty projects and homemade goodness. Before you link up your project, please take a quick peek at the rules below and feel free to share this party with others. {The more the better.}

    • Link to a specific post, not your home page.
    • Link up something YOU made/wrote/created.
    • Giveaways, other link parties, Etsy shops or business links are not accepted.
    • Don’t link and run. Try to visit at least one link and show them some love. You may make a new friend.
    • Please do not pin from the thumbnails below. If there’s a post you want to pin please click on the link title to visit the source and pin from their blog.
Flower Planters Pinterest Collage

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  1. Sam@Raggedy Bits says:

    LOVE all of your planting outside the traditional flower box ideas!! So cute and clever! Thank you so much for hosting and can’t wait to take a peek at what everyone else has been up to! 🙂

  2. Toni says:

    Denise, I will never pass up the toy section of the thrift store again 😊 I love adding whimsy and unexpected things to the garden. Yours is so cute, great job!

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    • Denise Bryant says:

      Oh thank you…..I am looking forward to being an active member of the group and getting to know everyone.

  4. Marjan says:

    Love the Tonka truck planter! Just started following your link up and I tried to sign up for your newsletter, but the link did not work for me.

    • Denise Bryant says:

      Thank you Marjan…and I will look into the newsletter issue too. That is strange as I get notifications almost daily for new registrants.

  5. debbie says:

    I love those truck planters! I wish I had saved some from when my boys were little it would have such sentimental meaning as well. The dutch shoes are also something so unusual…never even seen anything like that around here. Great idea! Thanks for joining favorite 5 for March

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