21 DIY Planter Box Plans for Your Yard

Showcase your plants, herbs, or flowers with the below compilation of DIY planter box plans. They come in various shapes, styles, and materials; hence you will not lack one that suits your appetite.

All these DIY planter box plans are inexpensive and will make your yard or porch deserve a second glance.

Raised Planter Box

Raised Planter Box

Your small patio, deck, or porch will look great with this counter-height planter box. It is very convenient for any height, and you will not struggle to bend your head to check your precious plants.

Besides, the planter box has a lower shelf which you can use for storage. You can also add some old pot decorations on this shelf to finish the rustic look.

The shelf is built with slats that are equal in size. They are also close to each other to give a stable hold to your items.

You are not limited to using the ebony finish. You can finish it depending on your wall to give it a good blend.

Take your porch to the next level by making this one-of-a-kind planter box.

Planter Box with compost Pit

Planter Box with compost Pit

If you do not want your greenery to suffer due to a lack of nutrients, this plan can be a great deal.

The planter is raised. It also has six sections-three for the plants and three for the manure. The compost pit feeds the plants, and you can be sure of a healthy and glowing garden.

Also, there is a T-shaped wooden post in the middle of the box. The wood provides more room that you can add some hanging plants.

You can feel the compost pit with wastes from vegetables, eggshells, weeds, etc.

DIY Raised Garden Bed

DIY Raised Garden Bed

You may not have all the money to buy expensive stuff to make a garden bed. But with few dollars, you can get furring strips. This stuff makes an incredible garden bed, and within an hour, you can have your planter ready.

While making one, you do not need to edge-glue your furring strips. Sliding them into dados will be enough. But you will need to use glue and screws to secure them.

You can plant your favorite seedling just behind your house or at a place of your convenience.

DIY Wheeled Planter Box

DIY Wheeled Planter Box

What about giving your plants a rolling touch? It is stylish and beautiful. A planter with wheels can be a great idea and plan if you do not want your plants in one station.

The advantage of this planter box is that you can move it when the weather is adverse. It also makes your work easier during watering.

Some woods hang off the sides, and this gives a flush look as it adds style.

I think trying out this DIY project from kleinworthco.com should be your next plan.

DIY Contemporary Cedar Planter Box

DIY Contemporary Cedar Planter Box

If you are looking for a planter box that never goes out of style, I think you should try this one from DIY Huntress.

The planter is made of cedar boards that elevate the simplicity to another level. The materials are readily available. You can find each tool with ease.

The longer sides have been attached using glue and screws. While connecting the bottom side, you may need to drill some holes for drainage.

DIY Address Plaque Planter Box

DIY Address Plaque Planter Box

A planter box can also serve more than one purpose. We all love it when we compress some stuff to a single-use. Of course, it has its advantage, one being space-saving.

So, this planter box serves both as an address plaque and as a plant holder. What a unique way to display these details!

All you will need are scrap wood and some brackets. As you can see, it is very inexpensive, but it accentuates your curb in a significant way.

If you did not know, you could also add the family name instead of the address. Who will not notice your home? Give this plan a try to be my guest with Denise Cooper. You will love it!

DIY Cedar Planter Box

DIY Cedar Planter Box

If you feel like people may overlook your home if you use the previous address plaque planter box, here is another one that can serve your interest.

It is made out of cement boards, fence parts, and cedar planks. All these materials give it sturdiness and strength. It is also large enough to display your home address. But if you do not wish it to have your address, it is still okay.

You can place it anywhere else that will convenience your planters.

DIY Tall Planter Box plan

DIY Tall Planter Box plan

Having a tall plant can be hectic if you do not have an excellent place to display it. But here is something from Cherished Bliss you should try out.

The planter box is 36 inches; hence it can hold a small tree or a large plant.

To add the rope, you will need to drill holes on one side of the box. The X-shape of the string gives the planter a coastal feel and still refines the rustic look.

DIY Metal Raised Planter Box

DIY Metal Raised Planter Box

If you do not wish to use wood for your planter garden, you can always opt for metal. This planter box uses corrugated metal to make all the sides.

Unlike most planters, this one is raised a bit higher. The height makes it easier to bend while planting or harvesting.

Besides, you can form a way that can help you irrigate the plants. You may ask, will the metal rust? That is not a problem since it is galvanized. You can get galvanized metals in shops; hence, something worth a try from MK library.

DIY Stand up Planter Box

DIY Stand up Planter Box

Having a large planter box can be advantageous since you can plant a wider variety of plants.

This plan creates a bit large planter box measuring 60 by 36 inches. Also, it is raised; hence you will not bend too much to reach your seedlings or harvest.

The legs’ finishing is different from the upper part, giving the planter a unique look. Some smaller boards are on both sides held by nails. The panels ensure that the box is sturdy. Even while moving it, you can be sure that the parts will not misbehave.

DIY Basic Planter Box

DIY Basic Planter Box

Even if you are a novice, you cannot fail if you try coming up with this kind of planter box.

The plan is not complicated. You will need only four items, and you will be good to go. Screws join the boards together to make them stronger.

Once you make this planter, you can be sure of several years of enjoyment. It is simple but looks wow.

You can put it on your deck or porch to give the place a more enlightening and beautiful look.

DIY Plywood Planter Box

DIY Plywood Planter Box

Would you wish to have a planter made from plywood? If so, then this plan is a great one. Can you believe that this planter box is made from only a sheet of plywood?

It is big, bold and beautiful. And can we talk about the paint? It is innocent and can be a perfect match with that dark or dull deck.

The steps to making one are simple to follow. And if you have a tall building, a large or taller door, this planter can be the perfect one for you.

DIY Colorful Planter Box

DIY Colorful Planter Box

Are you bold enough to command attention in your porch or deck area? Then, why not try this mustard yellow planter box from the handyman’s daughter?

You will need some PVC wall panels, boards, and some other materials to make the project a success. And if you wish, the outcome will perplex you. You can decide to sell it to make some extra coin. Or either way, you can keep it for yourself.

You may not have the PVC painted in the real sense, but you will have to get some paint to use on all materials you will use.

The planter box will not deny anyone a chance to notice it.

DIY Trellis Planter Box

If you are a lover of flower vines, this planter box plan is for you. When your plants start growing from below, you will meet them ‘waving’ you at the trellis as they grow.

The box that holds your seedlings is at the bottom of the trellis. The whole picture gives a neat and decent outlook to your planters.

Give your running flowers a treat by trying out this plan from Deuce Cities Henhouse.

DIY Salvaged Wood Planter Box

DIY Salvaged Wood Planter Box

Once you are through with a project, do not throw away the remaining pieces. They can salvage you in a situation. And if not, you can use them in your other small projects.

Can you imagine that you can use reclaimed wood to build this rustic planter box? Do they not look elegant?

They have legs that raise them. The white paint enhances the appearance and makes the planters look worthy on your front porch.

DIY Black Accent Planter Box

DIY Black Accent Planter Box

If you want to add some style and relevance to your porch or deck, then you are in the right place.

Everything about this planter box is tasteful, modern, and gorgeous. Who can deny this?

The legs are slanted, and this defines beauty. The base and the sides are sanded, and they blend so well with the black edges.

You can build a number of them. Some can be rectangular, and others square. And If you like, these planter boxes can serve either inside or outside your house.

DIY Garden Planter Box

DIY Garden Planter Box

Are you looking for a place with more sunlight to put a garden for your plants? Then this plan can be perfect for you.

The planter is raised; hence the sun can reach the plants without much effort. If you have some animals that are always a bother to your plants, the planter’s height will not allow them to do that.

You will need some planks and a cedar box to construct one. And there, you will have a stunning planter box in an hour.

DIY Pallet Planter Box

DIY Pallet Planter Box

When it comes to the uses of pallets, you can never limit them. This material is excellent and precious.

You do not need lots of resources to acquire the materials. Besides, they are always available. Lastly, the process is so easy to complete, as you can see from Lou Lou Girls.

The planter box is massive-it is tall and wide. The black paint gives it an expensive feel. And indeed it is worth giving you a welcome if you put it beside your door.

DIY Triangle Planter Box

DIY Triangle Planter Box

You can decide to add some geometric touch to your porch using these triangular planter boxes from love create celebrate.

You will need some pallets to complete the project. You will need to cut the plywood and the pallets with some care to give the best angles.

There is no need to finish the wood with paint. The natural wood touch looks perfect and attractive the way it is.

DIY Modern Outdoor Planter Box

DIY Modern Outdoor Planter Box

Would you wish to make your fence your planter box? Doing this has no limited number of advantages.

It showcases beauty. You will raise your plants, and the sun will reach them with ease. Besides, not an animal will bother your plants.

The planter boxes are rectangular. They are also long, and you will not struggle to make them sit on the fence.

The black paint blends so well with the wall. One may think that both were made at the same time. Let this plan from the garden love be your next project during summer or spring.

DIY Pretty Wooden Planter Box

DIY Pretty Wooden Planter Box

Wood shims can create an elegant planter box. The outlook is beautiful, and you can use the box either inside or outside your house.

The project is an easy one. You will need some boards that you will cut to make the wood shims.

Glue sticks the wood shims in place. The outcome is a unique, chic planter box.

Conclusion

DIY projects are fun. The more you try, is the more you get creative. These DIY planter box plans are the way to go if you desire a neat patio or a beautiful and natural compound.

I hope that you find one that excites you and makes you start. Will you? All you need is to find some time and make that home the best place to be.

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