10 DIY Flower Garden Ideas and Containers

Whether your home is modern or classic, curb appeal plays an important role in creating a mesmerizing view that can either make your neighbors envy you or help you feel more relaxed after engaging in the hurly burly of the rush hour. However, some homeowners aren’t lucky as they only have little – or even no – space to grow plants.
Don’t let small space become a great obstacle for you to get the curb appeal that you have been longing for. Next, I’ve summed up for you 10 DIY flower garden ideas and containers which are perfect for any garden despite its size.

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Some Basic and Unique Flowerbed ideas for your Garden:

Creating places in your garden where you can grow flowers doesn’t have to cost you a lot of your hard-earned dollars. It really doesn’t have to punch you financially. There are so many ways you can remodel and repurpose ready-made items around your house and turn them into planters for your flowers. Make no mistake, even vertical spaces around your house can be turned into flowerbeds. How?
Put up a wireframe and hang planters on those walls. Make those walls come to life with flowers, herbs, and other greenery. Your flowerbeds, as well as your overall garden, doesn’t necessarily have to be horizontal. You can put up vertical gardens.
With that said, here are some unique ideas to bring your garden to life.

Idea No.1 Go Vertical and Horizontal

The first thing you need to do to put up a vertical garden is to look at your fences and walls. You can go vertical in your garden. The key is to have the right framework. You can use pallets, lattice fencing, old bed frames, mason jars, and tin cans that are hung up, suspended or supported in place by a vertical back frame. These are then bolted on or otherwise secured to your garden retaining wall, your main wall, or your fencing.

Idea No.2 Turn Garden Blocks and Retaining Walls into Concrete Planters

How? You can stack up concrete planters, side by side, as well as on top of each other. The key here is to create a wall of life. That’s right, you want to create a wall of green with amazing flowers in between. This is a dual-purpose way to creating fencing because from your perspective, it looks like planters stacked on top of each other with a lot of greenery.
As far as your neighbors are concerned, all they can see is a nice looking concrete pattern with some greenery at the front. This is a dual-purpose retaining wall and garden block idea because it provides fencing for your property just as lattice fencing would. But it also provides privacy and security so it’s a great way to decorate the inner part of your wall at the same time keep making sure your family is safe and private.

Idea No.3 Repurpose Any Container and Turn Them into Flowerbeds

If you have a dining chair or a wheelbarrow or broken-down wooden boats, toolboxes, old bags, old tires, laundry baskets, side tables and drawers, and even a broken-down grand piano, you can actually turn these into flowerbeds. You don’t have to necessarily throw anything out because you have to remember, when you throw anything out, a lot of that stuff will end up in a landfill. It’s not exactly environmentally friendly.
So, do yourself a big favor, repurpose and recycle as much of the stuff that you would normally throw out and put them in your garden. All these items that I just described would make for great flowerbeds.
The only limit really is your imagination, resourcefulness, and creativity. Let your intuition guide you and repurpose all these items. Also, keep in mind that the way you arrange these items as well as your initial choice of that item to be repurposed of course depends on how much space you have in your backyard. We are going to explore more about the topic here.

Idea No.4 Hang Flowers to Form a Ceiling

If your garden has a canopy or has enough shade, you can also hang flowers from the ceiling or roof using old chandeliers or other old fixtures that you can then repurpose as a planter. Alternatively, you can utilize old clothes racks and hang flowers from them. You can also put up old bedframes and arrange them in a pattern and have creeping vines grow around them.
Before you know it, you will have a nice little green tunnel that people can walk through and they can see the little flowers from the vines up top. It really is quite an amazing way to create a living tunnel right in the middle of your garden. This, of course, is only an option if you have enough space to pull this off.

Idea No.5 Use your old steel or PVC pipes for garden block borders

If you have unused steel or PVC pipes in your home, you can also use them as borders for your garden block. Fill them with stones and add some soil on top and then plant your succulents in them. The key is to pick plants that aren’t very picky when it comes to nutrients because as you can well imagine that the soil quality of these planters isn’t really all that good.
Still, when you set them up properly, they make for a great decorative accent for your home. You can play with the height of your pipes and toggle them for a nice creative look. The key is to set up the pipes in such a way that they really bring the overall personality of your garden to life. You also have to paint the pipes to make them fit in more smoothly with their surroundings.

Idea No.6 Use Hanging Flowerbeds on your Windowsills

If you have windows surrounding part of your garden, you can also employ hanging flowerbeds by the windowsills. You can also put succulents on the space outside the window.

The Final Word on Garden Ideas

Your garden really is a blank slate. Think of it as a blank piece of canvas that a master artist would project his or her imagination on. In this case, you’re projecting your personality and sense of style in your garden. There’s just so many directions you can go. There really are no fixed formulas. The key here is to turn your garden into an extension of your home. Your home, of course, is an extension of your personality and sense of style.
With a little bit of imagination and creativity and some simple resources, you can turn your garden into something that people would talk about for a long time to come and the best part is you didn’t have to spend an arm and a leg to pull it off.
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10. Upcycle Laundry Basket idea

10. Upcycle Laundry Basket via SimphomeRecycling waste around you is the best way to get what you need on the cheap as well as saving the earth. If you have some unused or broken laundry baskets at home, don’t throw them away in the trash can as they can make great planters for your beautiful flowers.
Turning a laundry basket into a planter is such an easy project. The first thing you need to do is taped up any crack that you find in your broken laundry basket. Then, cover the slats of the basket, so the dirt that you’re going to add into it will stay in place. After that, wrap one or two pieces of burlap around the basket until it is completely covered. Attach a rope around the basket to accentuate its look, and tie a knot.
Now, your planter is ready to host your beautiful flowers.

9. DIY Headboard Flower Bed idea

9. DIY Headboard Flower Bed via SimphomeAre you an apartment dweller who has no space for a garden? You can try to make this flower bed.
Again, this idea entails unused items which will make you get a fabulous planter in an affordable price. First, you need to get two headboards. If you don’t have any, try to find it in a flea market near you.
You’re going to need to cut one of the headboards, so one of them is shorter than the other. Then, you can begin to make a box that will be used to hold the dirt and flowers. Make sure that the bottom of the box has some holes for perfect drainage. Therefore, you might want to opt for slats for the bottom. Once the box is ready, attach it to the taller headboard.

Then, take the legs of the shorter headboard, and attach them to both sides of the box. Paint the box and back board red while the legs yellow to cheer up your balcony. Even if your plants are not in flower, the cheery red and yellow will set a tone for your small garden or balcony immensely.

8. Mini Garden idea for the entryway

8. Great Hospitality via Simphome 1Sometimes living in urban areas gives you no choice but to get by with the limited space. As a result, you cannot have a beautiful flower garden that you have been dreaming of as the entryway is completely paved. Although you have no yard to grow some plants, you can still purchase some containers to make your dream come true.
This porch, for example, is small yet attractive. It sports a number of small containers with some geraniums and impatiens, welcoming you or your guests with a great hospitality. They line up on the left side, allowing people to adore them without blocking their way. The ivy grown across the front door emphasizes the dramatic look of the entrance.

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7. Bring Pops of Colours to your garden

How to build an Awesome Tire Planter via thumbnail 1Growing various kinds of plants for your front yard landscaping is a great idea since they can amp your garden up with their vivacious colours. However, some plants don’t bloom all the time, which will make your garden look bland.
You can tackle this problem by making these beautiful planters out of some unused tires. You just need to get some tires, and cut one of its open sides to resemble the shape of a flower. Then, paint them vibrant red or any eye-catching colours that you like.
By making these planters as conspicuous as possible, you have made them do a double duty. They can be planters that host some beautiful flowers or shrubs and become a great adornment when your plants aren’t blooming.

6. A Chandelier Planter mini hanging garden idea

6. Chandelier Planter via SimphomeAdd a little bit of classic touch to your porch by making this chandelier planter. Before turning it into a planter, you need to remove all electrical/wiring from it. Then, attach terra cotta saucers on each “arm” of the chandeliers using epoxy putty and glue for good drainage. After that, attach the pots.
Let the glue dry before spray painting them. Once the paint and glue dry, you can grow your plants there and let them amaze you while you are having a respite in the porch after having a lot on your plate.

5. A Wheelbarrow Planter idea

5. Wheelbarrow Planter via SimphomeNever blow off an unused wheelbarrow because this waste can turn into a fabulous flower container. You just need to tweak it a little bit by adding posts or something that can support it and don’t forget to drill some holes at the bottom for better drainage.
Since a wheelbarrow is quite spacious, you can grow different kinds of flowers on it. Try combining annuals and perennials with different colours and shapes like pink roses with blue salvias for a long-lasting charm. Well, harness your creativity to pair the plants!

4. Cinder Block Planter idea

4. Cinder Block Planters via SimphomeIf your home adopts modern flair, you might want a simple flower garden with some no-fuss plants which are void of colours. Then, these cinder-block planters are for you.
This planter is actually a raised bed that holds some low-maintenance plants. To create a more dramatic look, some smaller blocks are attached on the sides of the raised flower bed, and they become mounted planters.

3. A Tire Planter idea

3. Tire Planter via SimphomeEmbellish your porch with this DIY tire flower planter that looks like a wreath. You only need to spray paint an old tire, drill 6 holes into the bottom to allow the water to drain, then lined the bottom of it with fabric weed barrier along with a few pieces of Styrofoam. Now, you are ready to grow some plants in it and hang it on the wall of your porch.

2. A Bike Planter idea

2. Bike Planters via SimphomeTurning an old bike into planters is a classic way to improve your curb appeal, but it always works like a charm.
There is no clear boundary of creating a bike planter. You only need to let your creativity go wild. You can either paint the bike to add pops of colors to your garden or simply leave it that way for a more rustic look.
Picking the right containers is your next way to go. There are various kinds of planters that you can choose from. You can use wooden boxes, rattan baskets, mesh baskets, or wired-metal baskets to host your plants. After that, you need to get creative with the flower combinations.
Since the planters will be raised a few inches – or even one foot – off the ground, climbing plants like roses, Bougainville, or English Ivy would work well. Combining it with some lilies and geraniums would perfect the look. Again, the choice is yours!

Lastly number 1. Make a Centrepiece flower bed

1. Make a Centerpiece via SimphomeEvery story has its main character –a strongest one that can influence the other actors – and so does your garden. It does need a centerpiece that can be the strongest character in your garden.
You can create this look by growing shrubs or flowers in a certain pattern. You can repeat the colors intermittently to create a cohesive look. Then, pick a taller plant or fountain that is put in the middle that becomes the main actor of this drama.

So, These 10 DIY flower garden ideas have proven that you can still get a beautiful garden that you have been dreaming of even if you have no space to grow some plants. More importantly, these exquisite ideas will not cost you a fortune.
I hope


10. Upcycle Laundry Basket | Elizabeth Joan Designs
9. DIY Headboard Flower Bed | My Repurposed Life
8. Great Hospitality | The Spruce
7. Bring Pops of Colors
6. Chandelier Planter | DIY Show Off
5. Wheelbarrow Planter | iVillage | Bob vila | The Seasonal Home
4. Cinder Block Planters | Bob Vila |
Design Sponge | Pinterest
3. Tire Planter | DIY Show Off
2. Bike Planters | The Gardening Cook
1. Make a Centerpiece | Home BNC

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