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9 Easy DIY Outdoor Planters To Make This Summer

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By: Mady Dahlstrom, Content Editor for Porch.com

Why keep your beautiful blooms in a boring pot when you can create colorful and unique planters for your garden this summer? Spice up your succulents or make a floral masterpiece with upcycled DIY planters that really make a statement. From old tires and gutters to pallets and paint cans, you can make your own planter with materials you may already have!

Take a look at these nine creative DIY planters from the blogger community at Porch.com that will bring your garden to life this summer.

1. Hanging Gutter Planter

For those of you who have a small outdoor space to show off your flowers, this hanging gutter planter is perfect! Get the full tutorial for this clever planter, here.

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Image Credit: Hawthorne and Main

2. Gumball Machine Succulent Planter

Turn an old gumball machine into a succulent planter with this genius idea! Easy and inexpensive, this DIY planter will add a one-of-a-kind look to your home.

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Image Credit: The Crafted Sparrow

3. Flower Planter Dresser

Take your garden to the next level with this DIY flower planter dresser. Get all of the details on how to create your own, here.

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Image Credit: The Summery Umbrella

4. Tire Planter

Transform an old tire into a gorgeous planter with this DIY tutorial. Perfect for mixed flowers or fresh herbs, this upcycled planter is just what your backyard needs.

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Image Credit: Addicted 2 DIY

5. Paint Can Herb Garden

Have fresh herbs at your fingertips with this fun and practical herb garden idea. Great for a deck or small outdoor space, this paint can herb garden can hang right on your wall!

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Image Credit: Simple Stylings

6. Colander Planter

Simple and charming, this colander planter is one of the easiest ways to add a bit of greenery to your home! Try hanging it with twine from your pergola or front porch.

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Image Credit: My Frugal Adventures

7. Vertical Pallet Garden

Go vertical this summer with your garden! Find out how to DIY your own vertical garden by following this full step-by-step guide.

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Image Credit: DIY Show Off

8. Chair Planter

Recycle an old piece of furniture and transform it into a planter! You can turn a rocking chair into a beautiful outdoor planter in just five simple steps.

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Image Credit: Home Stories A to Z

9. Soda Bottle Cat Planters

These darling DIY cat planters are the cutest craft to try this season! Made out of soda bottles and decorated with paint, these DIY planters are ideal for a small herb garden.

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Image Credit: Salty Canary