By Lindsay Cohn

Published on April 9, 2017

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Photography by BRIAN WOODCOCK VIA COUNTRY LIVING

Did you know everything from a colander to a wheelbarrow can be turned into an eye-catching planter? All you need is a little creativity…and the right tutorials. Colorful containers are the perfect way to personalize your yard, deck, balcony, and patio. Ready to get crafty? Here, seven DIY planter ideas to transform your outdoor space this spring.

Colander Planter

Add a little cheer to your front porch with a trio of splashy colanders, filled with sunny blooms.

Chandelier Planter  

Purple paint—plus a bevy of petunia blossoms—turn this vintage claw foot tub into a work of garden-inspired art.

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Photography by BETTER HOMES & GARDENS

Trellis Vertical Container Garden

A large trellis with colorful containers is the perfect place to showcase hanging plants.

Paver Planter

A striped paver planter lends a beachy vibe to any backyard space—no matter how far the ocean.

Monogram Planter

Looking for a fresh and fun way to update your front entrance? Try a monogram planter, filled with bright blooms.

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Photography by GARDEN LOVERS CLUB

Wheelbarrow Planter

All you need is a yellow wheelbarrow and a large plastic container, and you’ve got yourself a fun and functional planter—that also holds your tools.

Chair Planter

Repaint an old chair, swap a seat for a coir-lined basket, adds some violets, and voila! A welcoming front porch planter.