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Super-Simple Planter Ideas

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Get creative with easy containers assembled from unexpected home and garden projects, or spend a weekend to build an assortment of wall planters.

Easy-to-make planters.
Planter made from post caps.

Post Cap Planter

Top a table with this $12 planter. Brush a bright color on two post caps (#102176, #40210) and screw them together to make the planter. Then fill with succulents or other favorite plants.

Vase surround made from a light shade.

Shade Vase

Here’s a bright idea. Flip a pendant light shade (#586826) on its top, add a clear glass container, and fill with flowers. It’s an instant, stylish vase that costs less than $20.

Organizer bins used as planters.

Bin Planter

These small red organizer bins (#663969) are usually found in a garage or workshop. Hang the handsome $5 containers in a sunny spot for a punch of color.

Plants suitable for container gardens.

No-Fail Container Plants

Wavy, multi-leaf fern fronds (top) bring soft texture and leafy life to indoor and outdoor containers. Most prefer humidity, so mist it indoors. With lots of flowers on a compact plant, Mexican heather (middle) reblooms continually into fall. It needs regular watering and prefers full sun. Polka-dot plants (bottom) -- spotted with white, red, or bright pink -- grow quickly in bright, indirect light. Trim the plant to keep it from getting leggy.

Learn more about mixing and matching plants for spectacular planters with our container plant selection tips.

Wall-mounted planters.

Bonus: Wall-Mounted Planters

Only a bit more difficult to make are these modular hanging planters that put plants on display. Hang an assortment of wood boards and boxes to make a vertical or horizontal wall garden for your space.

Easy-to-make planters.

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