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13 Spring Flower Container Ideas

These spring flower container ideas are fun and creative! You will be surprised at what you can reuse or reinvent as plant containers. 

I love using unique containers to display my outdoor plants and flowers. No boring plastic containers for me. Finding unique containers or reinventing an unusual piece as a plant pot has never been a problem for me. I usually find interesting items to upcycle at my favorite junk shop. It doesn’t matter if the items are in perfect shape.

15 Unique Outdoor Plant Container Ideas

Galvanized buckets, coal buckets, and anything rusty or crusty are great. Some of my containers are rusted out and holey on the bottom. That’s okay…… built-in drain holes for the plants. The bird feeder turned hanging planter in the picture above is one of my favorite upcycles.

13 Spring Flower Container Ideas

I gathered a few other favorites …..some mine….some from other DIY’ers…..for plant container inspiration. Some of these outdoor plant containers flat-out make me smile.

These past few days have been unseasonably warm here in Tennessee and I’ve been thinking about Spring and flowers.

DIY Hanging Flower Pot  This is the bird feeder upcycle featured in the first photo in the post. I found the bird feeder at the Nashville Flea Market and fell in love with it at first sight. I find it hard to resist anything red. I get that from my mother.

bird feeder for upcycled flower pot project

Recycled Food Containers As Succulent Pots. This project has me grinning from ear to ear. I spray-painted food cans and plastic fruit containers with metallic spray paint and decorated them with old denim.

make succulent containers using recycled food cans

It was fun and also experimental. I didn’t know how well these items would take to the spray paint but they turned out great.

Pallet Vertical Garden. When you don’t have the space for a garden in the ground, why not use an old pallet or two? Very creative thinking here. I love the chalkboard paint idea, but I wish the “garden” had been filled with plants instead of just one small container.

DIY Kettle With Belt Decoration. I found an old kettle at the junk shop and decorated it with a recycled belt.

Use an old kettle as a flower planter for Spring

Rusty Wagon Planter. This is a great reuse idea for an old wagon. If nothing else, it’s an awesome conversation starter for people visiting your home.

rusty wagon planter

I bought the wagon at a local junk shop and have been using it in my porch and yard decor for years. Sometimes it is filled with poinsettias. 

Vintage Metal Ice Chest Flower Container. This is another of my unique container ideas. The vintage metal ice chest had planter written all over it.

ice chest upcycled planter

DIY West Elm Inspired Succulent Planter. Another terra cotta pot makeover. This time the paint was inspired by a designer look spotted at a high-end home store. The makeover is easy and the pot will look great in any outdoor space.

Newspaper Log Roller When I repainted the Little Tykes Playhouse for my granddaughter I used an old paper log roller as a planter.

Paint a Little Tykes Playhouer

Address Flower Pot. Fun and unique way to showcase your house number and your outdoor plants at the same time.

diy flower pot with your home street address

Privacy Planters with Lattice. This is another build project. The planters have a lattice addition that offers privacy where needed.

Toy Truck Plant Container. This toy truck planter is cute and whimsical.

toy truck planter

And from the same Spring porch decorating post is my Christmas Tree Stand planter idea.

Christmas tree stand upcycled as a flower planter

Well Loved Bucket Flower Pot. Just a simple galvanized bucket. I found it at the junk shop and it was beaten up and bent up. The JTS drilled holes in the bottom and I added a pretty flowering plant.

old bucket flower pot

What was your favorite from the projects shared today? That’s a hard one for me. If you like succulents and especially faux succulents or if you just want to know how to recycle old movie reels my project video below is a must see….

15 Unique Outdoor Plant Container Ideas for the porch or lawn

Upcycled, Recycled, Homemade, Plant Containers

When you’re shopping at the junk shop or wherever for your own unique outdoor plant containers remember to think outside of the box…..or container. Would you have looked at the red bird feeder and pictured a hanging planter?

Have fun shopping. Spring is on it’s way. Leave a note and thanks for being here, Kathy

Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Love it, Kathy! Especially the old bird feeder planter. I have a similar one but can’t fine the roof to it, so now maybe it will become a planter! Thanks for the idea!

  2. You are very welcome Holly. That is the cutest potty chair makeover I’ve seen. I’ve always been a fan of yours too. Lots of fan love going on here, lol.

  3. Hi Kathy – First of all, I’m a long-time fan of your blog! I love this roundup – so much creativity. PINNED!!! Thank you for featuring my pee pot planter. My heart is full of gratitude. Hugs, Holly