If you feel like something is missing from your room decor, it may be time to consider adding some greenery. Not only do plants act as the perfect decor items, but they can also improve the overall air quality of your room by releasing moisture to a room and increasing the overall humidity levels.
If you are going to be adding plants, you’re going to be needing planters. And, while you could certainly go about adding monochrome pots to your room, there is something to be said about using plant potters as a means to add a touch of personality to your space. One of the best ways to make sure that your plant pots match your tastes is by decorating them yourself!
In this article, we will provide you with 30 unique DIY flower or plant pot ideas that you can create yourself over the span of a weekend or less.
Marble Terracotta Pot
We start this list off with a beautiful marble effect that looks even better than store bought! Although it may look like it would be complicated and hard to do, this beautiful technique is surprisingly easy to pull off, especially when you’re following these step-by-step directions from Alana Jones-Mann.
Mermaid Scale Pot
If you grew up watching fantasy movies featuring mermaids, then making this adorable DIY mermaid scale pot is the next best thing next to turning into a mermaid yourself!
Painted Terracotta Pot With Twine
At the Beauty Dojo they have the secret to making an adorable DIY terracotta planter all sorted out — and they’ve even tied it together with a pretty little bow. This tutorial allows for plenty of space for customization, as you can write whichever you would like on the pot’s front.
Mason Jar Turned Planter
A singular rule book dedicated to planters doesn’t exist, and if it did, we are pretty sure it wouldn’t say anything about using mason jars as planters. In fact, if the rule book had any sense, it would encourage it, because it’s a space-conscious, economical, and trendy planter option, as illustrated by LifeStorageBlog.
DIY Concrete Planter
If you’re feeling ambitious, it is actually possible to make your own planter using concrete. The best part? You don’t even need your own cement truck! Get the details here from DIY Montreal.
Fourth of July Pots
If you are decorating your garden in anticipation of hosting a holiday party, you might as well make sure you have the planters to add to the festive spirit! These ones from the Southern Hospitality Blog are easy to do and work great for any Fourth of July party.
Who doesn’t love glitter? Add a touch of glam to your room with this sparkly potter from the Pretty Bee. You’ll only need a few materials to
And now for something a little different! We love this idea that comes courtesy of the folks over at Family Chic, which offers a unique way to adorn a flower pot with decorative wooden clothespins.
Chalkboard Paint Pots
Personalize your plants by giving them a name with this DIY Chalkboard Paint tutorial. This craft is sure to be a hit for kids who can draw their own designs or write their names on the pots.
Even if you don’t consider yourself to be particularly artistically inclined, there are still ways that you can add your own special touch to a pot. Stencils may not be the first thing you think of, but if you use them properly the results can be pretty stunning.
Sharpie Dot Pots
If you are looking to give a planter a makeover but don’t want to bring out the paintbrushes, this cute idea can be accomplished using only a Sharpie permanent marker! Find out how on Cutesy Crafts.
If you are trying to create a planter that looks as if it was bought at a high-end gift shop, then this tutorial from A Crafted Passion is for you. This trendy ombre design looks like it’s something straight out of an influencer’s Instagram feed!
Polka Dot Outdoor Planters
Follow this tutorial from Positively Splendid to add a bit of whimsy to your front steps or back patio. This example will show you how to make planters in a coral, yellow, or red color scheme, but the method could be easily adapted to fit your individual tastes.
This idea is sure to appeal to the outdoorsy folks among us. You can even source the twigs required for this twig flower pot from your own backyard, which makes it possible to achieve this idea without spending any money at all.
If you haven’t tried decoupage before, don’t be intimidated by its fancy-sounding name. The art of decoupage simply involves applying paper products to a surface using glue. This tutorial will show you how to use decorative napkins to glam up any pot.
Wooden Pineapple Planter
This planter is so cool — it features so many sharp angles that it actually comes off as something like an optical illusion! It can also be done with minimal woodworking skills. Learn how from Mama Needs a Project.
DIY Weathered Clay Pots
Clay pots are the ideal environment for some of the most popular kinds of plants and flowers, such as the iris or the hosta. If you want to make your clay pots stand out from the regular variety, one option is to follow this tutorial to give them a weathered look.
Aquarium Glass Flower Pot
You know those pretty gems that you can find at your local dollar store or craft store? While their main purpose is to act as a filler for aquariums, they can also be used in a number of crafts. One such craft is the Aquarium Glass Flower Pot, which you can make with the help of only a glue gun.
This is one of those ideas that we would have never thought of ourselves if we hadn’t found it online. This creative idea recycles burlap sacks into rustic-looking flower pots that look great in a sunroom or garden.
She sells seashells by the seashore — and if you can swing by during business hours to pick some up, you can use them to decorate a beautiful planter! Get the idea from Billabong.
The next best thing to being able to bedazzle your pots is by adding beautiful gemstones to its sides! This tutorial even shows you how you can make your own gemstones using clay and a mould. The end result is a flower pot that is totally unique to you.
Here is a great idea if you are looking for a way to add a touch of color to your yard. Using recycled car tires as a planter is not only a great way to reduce, reuse, and recycle, but they also happen to be the perfect size for growing large outdoor flowers.
Rubber Boot Flower Pot
Here is another idea from the world of upcycling! Using a rubber boot as a flower pot is an ingenious way to show off your flowers without having to make yet another purchase. It’s a favorite of parents whose children have grown out of their old boots. Get the idea from Felt Magnet.
Antique-ify Your Planter
You don’t need to search deep into the crevices of an antique store to find a vintage-looking pot. Instead, it’s easy to make one yourself by transforming any regular dollar store pot into an antiquity with just a little bit of chalk paint.
Recycled Copper Can
This copper can planter from Homey Oh My looks so cute that you would never believe that it was once a can of diced tomatoes. There is no better way than to give your non-perishable cans a second life than by making them the new home of some gorgeous flowers!
Confetti Flower Pots
If you want to take on a DIY flower pot project that can be easily accomplished over the course of the weekend, this feminine hand-painted confetti flower pot from the Sparkle Living Blog is sure to hit the mark. Plus, you can use whichever color palette for this project that you would prefer!
Kid-Friendly Flower Pot
If you’re here looking for a flower pot craft that can be done for a birthday or Mother’s Day gift, then have we got an option for you? This cutesy and colorful pot makes a great craft for school-aged children. Get the directions at the Inspiration Edit.
Dip Dye Succulent Pot
This dip dye succulent pot from I Spy DIY is a creative new way to add a splash of color to any boring pot. If you haven’t dip dyed before, don’t worry — this tutorial walks you through every step you’ll need to know.
There is nothing to brighten up our lives than a bit of greenery! Next time you consider planting a plot of flowers or plants, why not think about personalizing a plant holder? You may be surprised with the amount of personality that it adds to your living space.