While you won’t be able to plant sprawling plots of herbs, vegetables, or flowers, you will be able to create stunning planters that showcase your plants in a truly unique way.
Of course, if you are to succeed at this, you need to commit your creative energy to the project.
Without belief in your own abilities as a DIYer, the best DIY home garden projects will stay out of your grasp.
You're a gardener, and if you can make plants grow from seedlings or saps, you can certainly bring your skills to DIY planters.
Here are some of the best ideas for planters to get you started.
Use an old ladder
The first and foremost is in order to get rid of that old ladder you've been climbing for way too long!
A ladder in good repair is essential for many home improvement projects, and sticking to something that is breaking down is a recipe for disaster.
On the other hand, a ladder is the ideal plane for a small garden. It has levels, after all. Instead of being confined to one row of plants (or one big plant), you can lay out a range of flowers on each step.
Paint each step to give the layers a variety of themes, while keeping it all within one overarching style.
Upcycle old kitchenware
You grow herbs and veggies in the garden and then use them to cook delicious dishes.
A kitchen garden is also what you see through the window whenever you use the kitchen.
Therefore it seems appropriate to use kitchenware as inspiration for plantings.
A lot of kitchenware has hollow space inside, along with multiple openings. Use an old teapot or a colander to plant flowers and herbs.
Use storage containers to grow mint, basil, and other easily-confined herbs. Make the most of an old kettle for some farmhouse chic charm.
Some of your planters could even move from the outdoors to the indoors when necessary, fitting perfectly into the kitchen while you make use of the fruits of your labor.
Experiment with concrete
It is not particularly nice to work with, considering the conditions necessary to mix it and craft it perfectly.
However, it is something you should experiment with when you feel ready. And planters are the perfect place to start.
You can make planters of all shapes and sizes with concrete.
You won’t have to worry about them looking “finished” or refined. On the contrary, its imperfections are what make it such an exciting material to use.
When creating DIY planters, you have the world at your fingertips. All you need is some creative inspiration, and you'll be on your way to a gorgeous, if small, home garden.