Creative Planters Creative Planters

This last week, on a trip to a local shop, I was inspired to encourage you all to think outside the box and get creative planters for your plants… in fact, I love the thought of the whole combination, planter and plants, creating a lovely focal point, so here are some fun ideas to get your creative juices flowing…

This Spring I grew some grass for the dining table centerpiece in our 100 year old house. To read the full post on the vintage scale, check out this link with tips on successfully growing grass indoors like that… also, if you’re interested in buying a scale like this, here’s the link for the link for the iron bird scale  (it’s like the one Joanna used on an episode of Fixer Upper) balance scale as planter

At the shop I recently visited… I guess they’d call themselves a florist, but they had so many other things, I hate to just refer to them as that… tons of antiques, interesting yard art, vintage knick knacks… just a whole gamut of interesting and unique  things. If you’re in NW Wisconsin and want a fun stop, they’re called Wildwood Flowers, and they’re located in Osceola, WI.

They had several different objects turned into planters…

Talking about planting grass inside, they used a simple enamelware basin to plant some in. enamel basin planter

And of course, the super cute chicken feeder turned planter I featured on the first picture… Seriously, talk about farmhouse style! chicken feeder planter

Succulents are so crazy popular now, and for good reason. They’re easy to grow, take very little water, very little dirt, and love to be crowded… so that certainly opens up a lot for creative planters… succulents in small drawer

They featured two different sized old (or made to look old) drawers for succulent planters. succulents in large drawer

Succulents grow fairly slow too, so it’s nice to think you wouldn’t need to re-pot or separate them for a while.

Another really charming idea for a creative planter is this birdcage. birdhouse as planter

You could leave it setting on a shelf or table like they did, or it would look beautiful hanging too!

Another hanging planter they had was this thick glass round planter with a macrame jute hanger. I really like this, but didn’t buy it… now I’m sort of kicking myself for not getting it… I think another trip back up to Osceola may be in order. 😉 hanging glass planter

One more creative planter idea I’ll leave you with is this mini terrarium planter I have in the breakfast room of our 100 year old house… hanging mini terrarium

It’s available online here, so even if you’re not local to Osceola, Wisconsin, between this hanging terrarium and the scale I shared at the beginning, you can still share in the fun, by getting them online!

So what kind of creative planters have you come up with or used in the past? I’d, (we’d all) love to hear about them!

Want to read a little more?

Click here to see all the posts I’ve written about gardening inside and outside.

Click here to see the renovation before and after of the breakfast room in our 100 year old house.

Click here to see all the posts about our 100 year old house.

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  1. Keri says

    Love the creative planters!! Always love a good repurpose!! I would like to invite you to our party, Sweet Inspiration Link Party that starts on Friday and runs until Tuesday. Hope to see you there!!

  2. Susan says

    What fun ideas! I have been working on my potting shed and the garden around it and am completely obsessed with all things garden right now.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  3. Oh My Heartsie Girl says

    I love the terrarium planter with succulents, Im so torn whether to buy artificial or real for some of my projects. All of the planters are great ideas!!

    Thank you for stopping by to share your blog on the #OMHGWW, hope that you will stop by for #OMHGFF that starts on Thursdays at 11:00AM.
    Have a great week!

  4. Donnamae says

    Love those ideas! I’ve used old watering cans as planters in the past…as well as baskets. Just line them with plastic first, so the wicker/rattan doesn’t degrade! 😉

  5. Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled says

    Great ideas! If you can see the possibilities, there are probably fun, unique planter ideas in almost anything. I’m partial to succulents (probably ’cause I can’t kill them!) so anything that’ll hold them is a good idea to me! Visiting from Made By You Monday.

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