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Outdoor Planter Ideas for your Porch, to DIY or Buy!

Over 30 Beautiful Outdoor Planter Ideas for your porch – to make, upcycle, or buy!

It’s summertime and we’re all busy soaking up the sun, pool time, and trying to make our yards look nice for all those summer parties. I always think a boring porch or backyard needs some plants to add life and a pop of color.

And a pretty planter full of flowers just pulls an outdoor seating area together and makes it a space where people want to gather. Am I right?

Well, today I’ve got over 30 beautiful outdoor planter ideas for your porch, deck, or backyard! The hard part will be deciding which one to pick. 😉

30+ beautiful outdoor planter ideas for your porch, deck, or yard you can DIY, Upcycle, or Buy today.  Add curb appeal with these DIY outdoor planters and my favorite planters from Amazon.
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Outdoor Planter Ideas for your Porch you can Build

Let’s start with these awesome DIY Planters from some of my favorite bloggers. They’ve kindly given me permission to share their Outdoor Planter Ideas for your Porch ideas with you. Just click on the photo to see the DIY tutorial on their sites.

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A beautiful Restoration Hardware inspired DIY Faux Zinc Planter from The Created Home.
DIY Raised Planter Box
How nice is this DIY Raised Planter Box from Fix This Build That!
This DIY end table is genius! The built-in flower box can be switched out for an ice bucket! Get the free plans and build yours today!
This cool DIY Side Table from The Handyman’s Daughter has a built-in planter. Works as an ice bucket too!
DIY Large Farmhouse Planter
Loving this Large Farmhouse Planter DIY from Pinspired to DIY.
How to Build Window Boxes | Pretty Handy Girl
This Lattice Window Box Design, from Pretty Handy Girl, is stunning!
Navy blue lattice planter box in patio with plants
Love this double trellis design on the DIY Lattice Planter Box from Anika’s DIY Life!
Copper and White Cedar Planters painted with DecoArt Americana Decor Outdoor Living paints
How about this pretty Copper, White, and Cedar Planter from Hazel and Gold Designs!
How to build a DIY Planter Box
DIY Planter Box with a sweet diamond design from Pinspired to DIY.
DIY Tiered planter box for $10 - full tutorial, plans and Video!
Check out this super cute $10 DIY Planter Box from Anika’s DIY Life!
Planter box from one board
Try this nice Single Board DIY Planter Box from the Kim Six Fix.
I love this DIY Tiered Herb Garden from the BorkWood Blog!
Tiered Raised Veggie Garden Planter
And this awesome Jones Tiered Raised Veggie Garden from Lazy Guy DIY.
DIY Flower Box - How to build a window box
Build this cute DIY Flower Box from Amber Oliver.
Or maybe this pretty Pottery Barn inspired reclaimed wood planter from the Kim Six Fix!
This beautiful modern wood planter is a plant stand/ planter combo. Perfect piece to display your favorite annuals, flower baskets or decorative grasses. Whether indoors or out, it is a conversation piece that is sure to make a statement! Build it with small and sturdy 2x2 lumber. 
Build this cool DIY Modern Wood Planter from the Sawdust Sisters.
The H20 Bungalow shared this pretty DIY Flower Box.
Simple tutorial to make a Key West Style Planter Box for much less than it would cost to purchase! See the rest of the Power Tool Challenge Team's spring projects linked up here too. #powertoolchallengespring H2OBungalow
The H2O Bungalow also has this great DIY Wood Planter Box Tutorial.
Hose Storage Hidden In Flower Planter
The Kim Six Fix shared another winner with this cool Planter Box with hidden hose storage!!! Hidden hose storage!! That’s one of my favorite ideas on this list of Outdoor Planter Ideas for your Porch.
Try this fun design from DIY Multi-Color Planter from Pinspired to DIY.

Try these Upcycle Planter Ideas for your Porch

You could always upcycle something into a cool Outdoor Planter Ideas for your Porch with these DIY projects.

Put the hanging flower pot in a sunny spot in your yard for pretty flowers.
You won’t believe the before picture on this flower pot makeover. Small Home Soul really made this a stunner!
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Love this planter in an old wooden chair. So Cute, My Thrifty House! I think my Mom has a chair I can use to try this Outdoor Planter Ideas for your Porch on. 🙂
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A plantar on a sign! Such a cute DIY idea from Faeries and Fauna.
Custom outdoor planter made with chicken wire and landscape fabric and a long hanging plant over a shepherds hook hummingbird feeder carousal
I love how creative this bird feeder with a potted plant is, from Grandma’s House DIY!
DIY House Number Planters - Just Pottering Around. Turn plain old pots into fun house number pots |
Clever! Painting your house umbers on cute planters is a great idea from Raggedy Bits!
Plant stand from thrift store magazine table
Click here to see how the Kim Six Fix turned an old magazine stand into a beautiful planter!
DIY Zinc Flower Pot
How about this sweet DIY Zinc Flower Pot makeover on a simple bucket from Handmade Haven!
Making a recycled tin can lantern and planter is a great way to reduce, reuse, and recycle while making some great DIY decor for your garden or patio.
How about Outdoor Planter Ideas for your Porch tables. These upcycled tin cans are so stinking cute. I need to try this DIY from Small Home Soul!

Porch Planter Ideas you can Buy

If you’re too busy to build, or just not a builder…no worries! Here are a some beautiful options for Outdoor Planter Ideas for your Porch on Amazon.

This ribbed Rustic Copper Tall Planter is just beautiful!
A metal and wood raised planter with a built-in trellis. Nice!
This 30″ Long Patio Planter is made with gorgeous Cedar.
This set of 2 Rustic Metal Planters comes in 2 beautiful finishes.
This beautiful, tall Antique Copper outdoor planter.

I love this Dark Copper Planter too. This Outdoor Planter Ideas for your Porch adds instant curb appeal, right?!

You might also like this DIY Indoor Succulent Tray with some vintage charm.

This LED Lighted Indoor DIY Succulent Garden Tray is a quick and easy DIY. Fill with your favorite succulents and vintage truck or camper to give it some charm.

Looking for some DIY backyard seating? Check out my DIY L-Shaped Backyard Bench.

How I built my L-shaped DIY Outdoor Bench for $130, awarded 2nd place in the IG Builders Challenge, season 3

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Monday 30th of July 2018

Thanks for sharing such a lovely collection of planter ideas. I really want to make one for my porch.


Monday 30th of July 2018

So glad you liked it, Himalaya!

Ittefaq Salt

Saturday 14th of July 2018

Thanks for sharing such a useful post. These are all really some amazing ideas planter ideas.


Thursday 12th of July 2018

Some great ideas.Yum. Hi, love your post. I have a new blog party and would like to invite you to come share this on the CLASSY FLAMINGOS BLOG PARTY held each Wednesday thru Friday. You'll get large picture exposure and shout outs on all of my social media sites. And if you get PINKED you get even more exposure! I hope you'll come by.


Saturday 14th of July 2018

I'll see you at the next party. Thanks for the invite!


Tuesday 10th of July 2018

You included a planter for every style. This is a great resource for inspiration.


Tuesday 10th of July 2018

Thanks, Debra!

Michele Morin

Sunday 8th of July 2018

These are so lovely and clever. This year I put some nasturtiums in one of my sons' old tool boxes, and I think they are going to look very rustic and cheerful.


Sunday 8th of July 2018

Oh my, that's sounds really cute Michele!

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