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50 Unique Pots & Planters You Can Buy Right Now

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Adding plant life to your home or garden can make a huge difference in the look and feel. Not only do plants look lovely and lush, but they actually serve to clean the air we air we breathe. Some plants are big, bushy, and overpowering enough to stand up to a simple pot. But a cute planter can make even a tiny blossom into a focal point for your interior design. Whether you have a large backyard that needs some sprucing up, a tiny balcony that could stand a splash of color, or even just a desk or windowsill that’s desperately in need of some greenery, there is a planter for you. This collection of 50 planters and flower pots includes designs ranging from the adorable to the elegant. Somewhere in here you are bound to find the perfect piece for you. And if you do, you’re in luck, because they’re all for sale right now. Take a look.

Bring some real life to your interior or your patio with these planters ranging from adorable to elegant.

30 Great Tiny Planters You Can Make Yourself

Perfect for Succulents and Air Plants

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Small succulents and air plants (Tillandsis spp.) are perfect in small planters used to create accents all around the house. Part of the charm is in finding creative containers for your mini container gardens. Here are 30 creative ideas for up-cycled and easy DIY planters, provided by clever crafters.

Dinosaur Succulent Planter

Succulents are prehistoric plant species, so what could be more fitting than to plant them inside plastic dinosaur toys? Just cut holes in the backs of the dinosaurs, fill them with a cactus/succulent soil mix, and plant some small-scale succulent plants.

This idea is from the two bloggers at The Sorry Girls.

Coffee Pot Terrarium

Air plants include about 600 species from the genus Tillandsia, which evolved in rocky desert environments where there was little soil. They cling to any surface and don’t need soil to thrive so any number of containers can work to create decorative planters.

This glass coffee pot hack is from A Charming Project and features small Tillandsia plants, some green moss, decorative aquarium stones, and a decoration or two.

Driftwood Succulent Centerpiece

From the Rolling Greens website comes this driftwood planter. Drill holes in a piece of interesting driftwood with a large drill bit, fill them with cactus soil mix, then plug a small succulent into each hole. Succulents require very little moisture, so dampening the soil once a week is all that’s required.

Pineapple Wall Planters

These clever pineapple hanging planters are nothing more than wooden napkin rings glued to balsa wood discs painted with hatch lines. The napkin rings serve as open “vases” to hold small air plants. The materials cost less than $10, and the time investment is about 10 minutes.

This idea comes from the Always Rooney website, from Courtney Weston.

Crochet Lamb Planters

Nothing is quite as adorable as baby spring lambs—unless you’re talking about these petite succulent planters. If you are a yarn crafter, crochet some wrap-around covers for small planting pots or recycled cups, fill them with soil, and plant some small succulents.

You’ll find this idea and more crochet cuteness at Tournicote à Cloche-Pied.

Rotary Phone Planter

The crafters at I SPY DIY dreamed up this step-by-step project, in which an old rotary phone from a second-hand store was hollowed out, painted bright pink, and filled with soil and succulents. If you don’t have an actual antique phone laying around, a toy version will also work.

Modular Concrete Planters

Need something you can arrange in endless ways? These modular concrete planters will keep things interesting. They are made with ordinary concrete mix shaped around cardboard forms. You can find the instructions at A Piece of Rainbow, a crafting website run by the inventive Ananda.

Vintage TV Planter

Build something worth watching. This inventive project turns an old TV faceplate into an eye-popping succulent planter. A 3-inch-thick layer of soil made from sheets of wire screening and plastic are attached behind the television faceplate. Succulents are then planted in holes punched in the plastic.

The talented DIYer behind the Rancho Reubidoux website created this rusty redo.

Himmeli-Inspired Planter

Air plants lend themselves to very simple but elegant planter ideas. This planter from Green Obsessions is inspired by Himmeli decorations—a traditional Finnish craft form. It is made from 1/8-inch-diameter brass tubing, cut and assembled into a geometric shape with wire.

Such planters can be used as wall hangings ​or can be suspended in the open air.

Eggshell Planter

Get ready to crack some eggs. This delicate little planter was once an eggshell. It is made simply by carefully cracking the top of an egg, removing the insides, then painting the eggshell and filling it with soil and a single small succulent.

This idea comes from The Crane’s Nest website.

Clay Bunny Planter

From Fall for DIY comes this tiny succulent planter shaped like a bunny’s head. It is created from modeling clay shaped around a cardboard tube mold, dried, and painted.

A tiny spiny cactus planted inside this softest of planter themes creates an amusing irony.

DIY Clay Basket

If you know how to braid, you can duplicate one of these braided planters using air-dry clay. Thick threads of clay are braided into ropes, wrapped around a small clay pot, and dried until hard.

This project comes from the folks at Garden Answer.

Enchanted Book Planter

Upcycling old books into small planters isn’t a brand-new thing, but this fairy garden is a unique variation. From Tina Dawson at Love Is In My Tummy, this project involves sealing an old book to form a hardened shell, hollowing it out, then filling it with a cactus mix soil, small succulent plants, and some fairy garden accessories.

Triangle Concrete Planter

From The Crafted Life, this simple planter is made from some quick-dry cement poured into a disposable container, such as a food carton. While the concrete is still wet, a votive candle holder is pressed down into the center to create a hollow for holding soil and a small plant. Once the cement dries, peel off the container and paint the planter to your liking.

Windowsill Garden Planter

Windowsill planters are perfect for urban dwellers who crave a little green space. This trough planter is nothing more than wood from old shipping pallets screwed together and filled with soil mix and topped with decorative stones. It can hold an interesting selection of small succulents.

This clever idea comes from Little Paths So Startled.

Crystal Succulent Planter

Tap into the magical powers of healing crystals with this supercharged project. From Jiotastic, this project involves taking crystal eggs of any size and filling the hollows with a planting media for small succulents.

Small planters for air plants and succulents can be upcycled from dozens of materials you may have around the house. Here are 30 inspiring examples. ]]>