Fun Ideas for Creating Unique Flower Planters

Spring has finally sprung and I am really excited to share with you some fun ideas for creating unique flower planters as well as a trash to treasure (outdoor edition) round-up with my uber creative friends.

Why not think outside of the traditional flower box and get creative while adding some color to your flower garden? One of the best things about repurposing is when someone says “I would have never thought to do that”.

Creating Unique Flower Planters

Nontraditional flower planters used around the house.
Another great 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 creative flower planters.

Flower Planters Pinterest Collage

My collection of non-traditional garden 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, a painted mason jar and some wooden shoes.

Cement urn used as unique flower planters

In my book, nothing is off limits when it comes to creating unique flower planters and that includes the kid’s toys.

Using a Tonka truck as a unique flower planter

I gave my sweet husband the task 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 and definitely add an element of whimsy to our deck.

Using Tonka trucks as nontraditional flower planters

This chair planter has got to be one of my favorite outdoor planters because I bought it at the flea market for $1. Now it sits on my front porch and greets all of my guests with a friendly hello. I am always down for a great deal and how bunch of cuteness.

Unique flower planter box made from a flea market chair

If you need more ideas, check out what my friends have done with their trash to treasures in the garden.

Kimm at Reinvented | Kim at Hunt and Host |Victoria at Dazzle While Frazzled Pili at My Sweet Things | Randi at Dukes and Duchesses | Ashley at 3 Little Greenwoods Courtney at All Things New Again | Lisa at The Purple Hydrangea | Tonya at Hey There Delyla Wendi at H2O Bungalow | Jeanette at Country Design Style

Ideas for making unique and creative flower planters


  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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  4. Janet says:

    Love your post, I can’t tell you how glad I am you joined us. I am looking forward to getting to know you better!

    • Denise Bryant says:

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. Pili says:

    I have never thought of using toys as flower planters, but they are so cool!! I have some friends with little boys so I will ask for some unwanted trucks.

  8. Courtney says:

    Great ideas! I love the trucks the best. Over the winter I saved a pair of my son’s outgrown cowboy boots to plant. Now I just need to go out in my garage and find where I put them! 🙂

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