DIY Planter Ideas

Ready to get started on building your first planter box? Will you be planting vegetables, plants, or flowers? We are here to get you on the right path with tips, tricks, and ideas to consider as you plan your very own DIY planter. Take advantage of our compilation of top, best, and new projects, as well as our DIY video tutorials.

How to Build a Planter

Step 1: Measure and cut your wood

A medium-length container is usually 26 x 13” but the final size also depends on the plants to grow. Cedar and pine are suitable wood choices.

Step 2: Assemble your side panels

Each 26" wood panel should meet with the corner of the 13" panel.

Step 3: Secure assembled panels

Add a thin line of wood glue down the side and place the panels flush against each other. Then secure them with nails.

Step 4: Attach your bottom panels

Attach three panels to the bottom to form a base, using the same method. Ensure you leave a gap between each panel for drainage.

Step 5: Sand your box

Using sandpaper, smooth the box. Pay special attention to the corners and areas with joiners.

Top DIY Projects for Building Planters

Here are our top projects for building your own planters. Have a look.

DIY Planter Building Videos

Check out DIY video tutorials that will teach you to build your very own planter.

Tired of Leaky Coconut Liners? Try This Hanging Planter Hack!

Everytime I water my hanging flower baskets with coconut liners, I end up with a flooded mess! I don't even think half of the water saturates the roots before it all leaks out onto my front steps. This hack keeps the water in and your planters with the perfect amount of moisture to keep them growing strong! All you need is some burlap and a diaper! Kick those expensive coconut liners to the curb.

Self Watering Concrete Planter

We can’t keep plants alive. So today we’re making a DIY concrete self-watering planter in the hopes that the plants will take care of themselves haha.

Make Your Entryway Beautiful With This Flowerpot Idea

If you can't get enough of cute flowerpots, then this DIY project is for you! It involves not one, not two, but three! Get ready to draw attention to your front porch!

Modern Planter

For this project, I'm going to make a modern planter. Feel free to make this box as big or small as you like. The dimension is listed below for this box.

New Planter Building Projects

New projects in the world of planter building. Stay on top of trends here.

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