25 Unique Flower Planters and Pots

Gallery featuring 25 Unique Flower Planters and Pots, includes ideas for planters and flower pots that range from charming to eclectic and everything in between.
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This repurposed bed frame makes for a lovely, large planter in this garden.

Welcome to our gallery featuring unique, and sometimes unexpected, flower planters and pots!

Flower pots and planters are a great way to add interest to a large garden or yard, breaking up the flow of green. A chair, instruments, an old bike, or even a toilet bowl – almost anything can be made into a planter or an interesting display for flowers.

Creating you own planter can be a fun way to reuse and repurpose objects that you already have around the house, instead of spending money on new store bought items.

If you’ve exhausted the depths of your basement or garage, flea market and thrifted finds are also cheap options to create beautiful displays for any yard.

Alternatively, planters and pots are an excellent solution to not having garden space. They can be placed in windows, on steps, or even hung for an out of the way option.

When you don’t have ample yard space for a garden itself, an innovative planter can be a godsend. These allow even apartment dwellers – so long as you have a balcony or patio – to partake in gardening as well.

You can use them strictly for decorative flowers or make them functional with herbs and small vegetables. The best aspect about these planters is their versatility!

Some of the ideas that we’ve collected are cute and charming while others are eclectic and eye-catching. No matter what you’re tastes are, there is a planter out there for you.

Pleases enjoy this fun collection, we hope that you find something to spark your own garden creativity!

Find more backyard ideas in our definitive guide to backyards!

This one utilizes old farming equipment for a country chic look. For a smaller yard, an old wagon or wheelbarrow could achieve the same look.

This one utilizes old farming equipment for a country chic look. For a smaller yard, an old wagon or wheelbarrow could achieve the same look.

Using the same material as the outside of the house, especially in pale colors, can help the plants to pop out even more.

Using the same material as the outside of the house, especially in pale colors, can help the plants to pop out even more.

The use of an antique bike adds a bit of rustic charm to the front of this house. The large window box planter is a nice, sturdy touch.


The use of an antique bike adds a bit of rustic charm to the front of this house. The large window box planter is a nice, sturdy touch.

Galvanized watering cans make great planters, just make sure to poke some holes in the bottom to allow for water drainage.

Galvanized watering cans make great planters, just make sure to poke some holes in the bottom to allow for water drainage.

These hand-carved wooden planters add unusual flair to the front of this house, but they definitely get the job done.

These hand-carved wooden planters add unusual flair to the front of this house, but they definitely get the job done.

The boot even has laces on it. This attention to detail in carving all the seams of an actual boot is wonderful.

The boot even has laces on it. This attention to detail in carving all the seams of an actual boot is wonderful.

These cute little pastel buckets bring whimsical charm to this white picket fence. Coordinating and contrasting colors pull the whole display together.


These cute little pastel buckets bring whimsical charm to this white picket fence. Coordinating and contrasting colors pull the whole display together.

Old chairs can add style to any garden design. Cutting out the seat to fit a flower pot is an interesting, and simple, idea.

Old chairs can add style to any garden design. Cutting out the seat to fit a flower pot is an interesting, and simple, idea.

These chairs had a different idea; succulents are beautiful and easy to care for. Using the seat of the chairs to support them keeps everything in place but allows for great water drainage to avoid over-watering.

These chairs had a different idea; succulents are beautiful and easy to care for. Using the seat of the chairs to support them keeps everything in place but allows for great water drainage to avoid over-watering.

More decorative than using an antique bike, this wrought iron affair is an elegant touch to this lovely yard.

More decorative than using an antique bike, this wrought iron affair is an elegant touch to this lovely yard.

This planter stand, coupled with the lush geraniums, makes a charming flower display. It's almost like having a waterfall of flowers on your patio.


This planter stand, coupled with the lush geraniums, makes a charming flower display. It’s almost like having a waterfall of flowers on your patio.

What to do with old, unusable instruments? Make planters out of them! Utilizing the bells of these horns to house plants is a creative decision.

What to do with old, unusable instruments? Make planters out of them! Utilizing the bells of these horns to house plants is a creative decision.

Another cute use of the bike motif. This one is more delicate and whimsical, great for the tiny roses they've placed on it.

Another cute use of the bike motif. This one is more delicate and whimsical, great for the tiny roses they’ve placed on it.

This charming wooden wagon, coupled with the galvanized tub gives this display a flair of cottage chic.

This charming wooden wagon, coupled with the galvanized tub gives this display a flair of cottage chic.

What better way to recycle an old garden boot than to turn it into a planter? Hanging it on a fence adds a cute point of interest to your garden.

What better way to recycle an old garden boot than to turn it into a planter? Hanging it on a fence adds a cute point of interest to your garden.

Similarly, painting them in bright, eye-catching colors can complement the other colors in your garden as well.

Similarly, painting them in bright, eye-catching colors can complement the other colors in your garden as well.

Have an old tree trunk that you want to get rid of? Don't! Use it as a natural planter. Making use of the hollows of the tree is creative problem solving.


Have an old tree trunk that you want to get rid of? Don’t! Use it as a natural planter. Making use of the hollows of the tree is creative problem solving.

This elegant hanging planter would look great in any garden, hanging from the eaves of a house, or around a patio.

This elegant hanging planter would look great in any garden, hanging from the eaves of a house, or around a patio.

This arbor, complete with water feature, is a glorious touch to this garden. Planting on the roof and utilizing the sides to hang baskets of flowers turns the whole thing into a planter.

This arbor, complete with water feature, is a glorious touch to this garden. Planting on the roof and utilizing the sides to hang baskets of flowers turns the whole thing into a planter.

This wooden farm equipment makes for a rustic, charming, and large planter.

This wooden farm equipment makes for a rustic, charming, and large planter.

Altering the height of these galoshes adds visual interest while creating charming, portable planters that would look good anywhere.

Altering the height of these galoshes adds visual interest while creating charming, portable planters that would look good anywhere.

This is a lovely repurpose of this antique spinning wheel. Placing this in a garden surrounded by big leafy bushes and bright flowers would also be attractive.

This is a lovely repurpose of this antique spinning wheel. Placing this in a garden surrounded by big leafy bushes and bright flowers would also be attractive.

Reusing an old birdhouse as a hanging planter is a cute way to add vertical interest to a garden.


Reusing an old birdhouse as a hanging planter is a cute way to add vertical interest to a garden.

If you can't carve and you don't have any old garden or rain boots laying around, just find a boot shaped planter. This eye-catching planter adds some fun to this doorstep.

If you can’t carve and you don’t have any old garden or rain boots laying around, just find a boot shaped planter. This eye-catching planter adds some fun to this doorstep.

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