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This is how contagious these creative and playful planter tutorials are, when the gardening bug meets the DIY bug in me.

Plant containers can add so much beauty and flair to a garden. The good news is, you do not have to go out and buy 50 planters. If you look around with an open mind, you will see endless possibilities to create unique planters from up-cycled and re-purposed objects and materials.

1,2,3.  Recycled tires! You can  stack them up,  hang them in a tree, or cut them into  flower shape as a lotus planter.

4 . Just a little fearless imagination, we have these giant parrots made from tires!

5,6,7,8. Things from our wardrobe!

Gardeners always have plenty of used hats, colorful rain bootsshoe organizers, and cute happy purses. Just remember to line the hats and purses with plastic, and add drain holes to all these planters.

9, 10, 11, 12. Our kitchens have a lot of planters in disguise!

Vintage tea tins, colorful colander, misc cookware, and even coconut shells can all become planters!

  1. Love cats or not, this soda bottleplanter is just darling!

14, 15, 16. Many ways to make hanging planters from plastic bottles! ( Bitrebels | Hello Natural |  SCJohnson )

17 . A wine bottle makes the perfect self watering planter and plastic bottles can work too!

  1. Use this amazing Weldbond glueto make an epic planter out of lots of glass bottles.

19, 20, 21. Old furniture pieces as planters and plant stands.

Such a wonderland where flowers grow out of chairsdressers, and drawers.

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22, 23. Now I am really stepping into a fairy tale: a book planter, and a typewriterplanter.

Next group: outdoor objects!

24 . A wheel barrel with drain holes drilled through makes a rustic charming planter!

25, 26, 27 . Planters can be made from rain gutters either hung with cables, or paintedand attached to fence, or a painted drain pipe.

28 . Pallet planter with weed barrier fabric to help hold the soil.

29, 30.  If you are lucky enough to have tree stumps or logs, definitely check these out!

31 . Concrete is a great material to make planters of all shapes and sizes, like these geometric ones.

  1. Make a strawberry towerfrom plastic nursery pots!

I hope these ideas will inspire you to create some beautiful and bountiful container gardens this yea