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25 Fantastic Spring Planter Ideas to Brighten Your Home and Garden

By HomeBNC • Updated on 2024-03-11

Spring has sprung and it is time to bust out your best spring planter ideas! Not sure if you have any? Not to worry, we have collected what we think are some of the best spring planter ideas to inspire and encourage you to get your spring on!

25 Inspiring Spring Planter Ideas to Help You Celebrate the Season

Spring is one of the best seasons; it’s all about flowers, sunshine, and light rain showers. What better way to celebrate the great features of spring than to decorate with plants and flowers? You can use plants to brighten up your home, both inside and out. By choosing decorative planters, you can add even more to the cheery spring atmosphere. To do this, you have to choose your spring style.

Perhaps your style is shabby chic and you would like to repurpose some items you have around the house or hit up an antique store. Maybe you want something classy and prefer sleek clean lines with a little color thrown in for interest. Perhaps you like to paint, enjoy bright colors, and want to create your own designs to celebrate spring. If none of these styles sound like you, or maybe you just aren’t sure what style you prefer, don’t worry, perhaps this list will inspire you to discover what your spring style is and how best to express it.

Whatever your style is, we have found some of the best spring planter ideas for you. In this article, we are going to check out some awesome ideas that will inspire you to be creative as well as some beautiful handmade products you can purchase on Etsy to enhance your home decorations even more. So grab a notebook, because you’re going to want to write down all the amazing ideas you are about to come up with.

1. Vibrantly Colored Art Inspired Ceramic Flower Pots

Vibrantly Colored Art Inspired Ceramic Flower Pots

Who doesn’t love the bright colors of springtime? The vibrant greens of new leaves and rainbow colors of the flowers will always brighten the mood. These flower pots combine the bright colors of spring with the inspiring art of Frida Kahlo to create a unique, eye-catching look for your plants. Not a fan of Frida or perhaps you have another artist you love even more? Use him or her as inspiration and create your own works of art to accent your garden. To recreate this fun spring planter design all you will need are some medium-sized ceramic pots, paints, and a protective sealant. Acrylic paints are perfect for projects like this because they are bright and dry quickly. Just be sure to finish them up with a protective coating so that your art can be enjoyed for many years to come.

2. Sparkling Glass Mosaic Flower Pots

Sparkling Glass Mosaic Flower Pots

Glass mosaics can bring a touch of class and whimsy to any garden. You can use chunky pieces of glass to create a more rugged look or smaller pieces for something more delicate. If you prefer something with more of a pattern to it, you can create mosaic pictures. You can use mosaic glass, marbles, pieces of tile, glass shapes (like the sweet little shells shown here), or even broken decorative plates. In other words, the sky’s the limit. All you need is a terracotta pot, an adhesive, the decorations you like best, and some grout. Combine all of that with your creativity and the result is sure to be outstanding.

3. Gorgeous and Functional Multi-Level Planters

Gorgeous and Functional Multi-Level Planters

Who says that flower pots have to be singular? Combine different sized pots to create these interesting multi-level planters that can also serve as your house number. All you need to create these pretty planters are a variety of clay pots, come paint, and a little imagination. You can decorate your flower pots with whatever patterns or colors you like. You could even paint them solid colors for a bold look. If you do choose to use them to display your house number, just make sure that the size of the numbers is correct according to any laws in your areas, as some towns do have regulations on the subject. If you do not want to do your house number, why not write “Hello” or “Welcome”? Include the small fairy lights and they are sure to add an inviting look to your front step.

4. Upcycled Tins As Sweet Garden Highlights

Upcycled Tins As Sweet Garden Highlights

This is a planter idea that is both cute and good for the environment, so definitely one for the best spring planter ideas list. Any opportunity to recycle and add beauty to your surroundings is an opportunity that should not be missed. Plus, this is a great project to get the whole family involved, especially if you have creative kiddos in your life. All you need are some clean empty cans and some paints and you will be well on your way to recreating this fun look. These decorative tins will look just as good inside on a windowsill as they would outside on your porch or in the garden. Just remember to put a protective coating on when you’re done painting.

5. Bold Beautiful Planters That Pop

Bold Beautiful Planters That Pop

Sometimes a small flower pot simply will not get the job done, especially if your home has a wider front door or spacious front porch. Try some bigger pots to add a bold look that will accent your home. To recreate this look you could choose two or three large planters in coordinating colors and sizes. Getting slightly different sizes adds to the look by creating depth and interest. Pots with unique textures or patterns on them can also add to the look. This is a style that you can easily adjust to match your tastes by choosing colors you love for the planters themselves and then adding accents such as a lantern, like in the picture, or perhaps a small statue or welcome sign.

6. Unique Vintage Painted Wicker Planters

Unique Vintage Painted Wicker Planters

Vintage wicker plant stands can add an interesting design element to your porch or even living room. You can purchase wicker plant stands new, but why not check out your local second-hand store or antique shop? You could repurpose an old bassinet or hamper and create a unique spring planter design that will match your style exactly. Just remember to use a proper liner if you decide to use your planter for living plants. If you want to recreate the look in this picture using a repurposed basket, you can use spray paint to get even color over the entire basket. Once it’s dry, simply fill will your favorite silk flowers and accessories.

7. Natural Inspiration With Moss Covered Planters

Natural Inspiration With Moss Covered Planters

For those who want a truly natural look, look no further than moss-covered planters. These planters come in all different shapes and sizes and add even more fresh green to your greenery. Like those shown here, small moss planters have a calming simplistic look that adds tranquility to any space. Moss planters do not require any extra decorating or maintenance, simply choose the style you love and fill them with flowers. They look especially cute with smaller plants such as violets which are pretty without overwhelming the natural beauty of the moss.

8. Wall Planters: Maximum Beauty With Minimum Space

Wall Planters: Maximum Beauty With Minimum Space

If you are short on space or just want to keep your plants up and out of the way, then wall planters are the way to go. With wall planters, the only things limiting you are wall space and imagination. You can buy premade wall planters, but if you want something really unique, you can make them yourself. You can use anything from tin cans to baskets, even some old kitchenware such as pans can be cute. Wall planters are not strictly for indoors either; imagine having one of these hanging next to your front door with a personalized message on it. The decorating ideas are endless.

9. A Colorful Wicker Planter Wonderland

A Colorful Wicker Planter Wonderland

Flower baskets come in all different shapes and sizes, so you are sure to find something that fits your style and your space. You can find flower baskets online and in most stores where gardening decorations are sold, but this is another great opportunity to visit your local antique or second-hand shop. Whether you buy new or used, you can decorate your baskets however you see fit, either by spray painting them, adding ribbons, or even just leaving it plain. Baskets are very versatile and can be quite beautiful, especially when they are painted vibrant colors like the one shown here. Just remember to use a proper liner if you are going to plant living flowers in your flower basket.

10. Bring On The Green With Extra Moss

Bring On The Green With Extra Moss

If you like the idea of the moss planter, but you want a specific shape or size you can create them yourself. First, you have to decide if you want real moss growing on your planter or simply the look of moss. If you want living moss, the process is a bit involved, but worth it. For that, you will need a terracotta pot, some moss, and a bit of patience. If you just want the look of moss, then you can purchase artificial moss and simply use the proper adhesive to attach it to the pot of your choice. Either way, the finished product is a rugged natural-looking planter that adds interest without being too distracting. The addition of a mini ceramic statue here and there also adds a bit of flare.

11. Classic Beauty With Traditional Flower Boxes

Classic Beauty With Traditional Flower Boxes

Flower boxes are some of the most traditional, but versatile planters you can have. They add beauty to your home and are the perfect place to plant your annual flowers. You can purchase premade flower boxes or you can build your own out of a variety of materials such as repurposed pallet wood. One of the best things about flower boxes is that you can decorate them any way you like, so they are sure to highlight your style and taste.

12. Shabby Chic Upcycled Boot Planter

Shabby Chic Upcycled Boot Planter

Who could say no to these shabby chic boot planters? These add such a fun look to your home, plus it is another chance to make something old new again. You can make these out of your own worn-out boots or you can always find old boots at garage sales and second-hand stores. You don’t have to use cowboy boots, you could use regular boots or work shoes, or for a fun splash of color, you could use old rain boots. Depending on the type of plants you want to put in your planter, you may want to drill holes in the bottom of the boot and fill the bottom with gravel for good drainage. After that, all you have to do is add potting soil, plant your favorite plant, and show off your adorable creation.

13. From Flour Tin to Flower Tin

From Flour Tin to Flower Tin

This is another chance for you to show off your upcycling skills. Who hasn’t seen the shelves full of old kitchen containers at the antique store? Flour and sugar canisters, old pots and pans, even serving dishes. All of these could be given new life as decorative planters. To recreate this eye-catching look, try to find a bigger container such as a flour canister. You can either leave it the way it is or you can add blackboard paint so that you can customize your planter as often as you like. You could write your favorite quote or saying, or use it to leave fun notes for your family. Either way, this cool and functional planter would accent any decor.

14. Oldschool Distressed Wood Crate Planters

Oldschool Distressed Wood Crate Planters

Little wooden crates are all the rage in rustic and country home decorations; they add an antique feel but are also very useful. They can also be useful when sprucing up your spring planters. Since this look is so popular, you can buy these crates premade, you just add your plants and enjoy. If you are feeling more creative you can make your own using old crates from second-hand stores, raw wood crates from craft stores, or even build them yourself. With a little imagination and paint, you can design your crate planters to perfectly reflect your style.

15. Whimsical Repurposed Ladder Plant Shelf

Whimsical Repurposed Ladder Plant Shelf

If you already have all the awesome planters and pots you need, but you need a fun way to display them, then this is the perfect project for you. Ladder shelves are both a functional and fun way to display your plants. What is even better is that this is a simple project that you can build with easy to find materials. You can use an old ladder or, like what they have in the picture, you can simply build one with things like old shelves or drawers. You can make it as big or small as you need and decorate it to your preferences. If you decide to use old drawers, you could just plant your flowers directly into the drawers, so it could be a shelf and a planter in one. Definitely add this one to your list of best spring planter ideas!

16. Decoupaged Watercolor Floral Flower Pot

Decoupaged Watercolor Floral Flower Pot

This gorgeous spring planter has just the right amount of delicate floral decoration to accent your home style without being overwhelming. The decoupaged flowers, that cover the entire outside of the pot, have a soft watercolor look, making this the perfect planter for those seeking a tranquil design. The pot itself is terracotta and measures 5″ across the top and stands 4.5″ high, making it the perfect size to set on a side table. Both the inside and outside are sealed, so you know this beautiful piece will last. This artist makes a wide variety of unique flower pots, so check out her gallery for more great pieces.

17. Rustic Wooden Planter Boxes

Rustic Wooden Planter Boxes

This planter combines the awesome idea of wooden boxes with the space-saving convenience of wall planters. These planters are made out of reclaimed wood and come in a variety of sizes, so each one is handmade and completely unique. They come with predrilled holes and the hardware to install them, so you simply have to hang them, fill them, and enjoy. Each box is water-sealed to protect the finish and help it to last longer. If you need a custom size, the seller will make that as well, so check out all the great options for this beautiful piece.

18. Classy Silk Daisy Centerpiece

Classy Silk Daisy Centerpiece

If you want to enhance your spring decorations with a simple, but beautiful low maintenance piece, then this is the one for you. The whitewashed flower box, which measures 10” high and 11” wide, has an elegant distressed look that will blend in perfectly with your decor. The vibrant daisies add a splash of color without being too overwhelming. This simple piece is the perfect way to add flowers to a room, no work required. This artist makes many other beautiful silk bouquets, so do not forget to check out the rest of her gallery.

19. Eye-Catching Stoneware Wall Planters

Eye-Catching Stoneware Wall Planters

These handmade stoneware wall planters are just as attractive as they are durable. They are 5.25″ H x 5.25” W x 3.5″ D and are perfect for all your favorite cacti and succulents. You could even use them for a mini herb garden. You can order these cool planters with or without a drainage hole in the base, so you can have them inside without having to worry about leaks. They come in nine different colors and are designed to be hung in groups, so don’t order just one. These stoneware pots are the perfect way to integrate plants into your home decorations.

20. Elegant Hand-Painted Dogwood Floral Flower Pot

Elegant Hand-Painted Dogwood Floral Flower Pot

This is a stunning hand-painted planter that is sure to make you smile every time you look at it. The elegant dogwood flowers over the navy background have a gentle calming look that would add beauty to any room. These pots come in two sizes, 6” or 8” high, both come with a painted saucer. The artist uses acrylic paint and a water-based sealant for the inside of the pot and an acrylic sealer for the outside to protect the design. These pots are meant to be used inside. If you like this floral design, the artist offers many other similar planters, so be sure to check those out as well.

21. Gray-Washed Wooden Barrel Welcome Sign

Gray-Washed Wooden Barrel Welcome Sign

Adding a welcome sign to your porch is an awesome idea to enhance your spring decorating. How about a welcome sign that is also a planter? Even better! This rustic half barrel design with a metal handle featuring a hanging welcome sign would be the perfect addition to the front porch. The planter is gray-washed and measures 11.8″ across and 7.4″ high, with the welcome sign it stands 21″ tall. Fill the barrel with your favorite spring flowers and you will have a beautiful unique welcome sign that everyone will love.

22. Vintage Tricycle Wrought Iron Plant Stand

Vintage Tricycle Wrought Iron Plant Stand

This whimsical plant stand will add beauty and interest to any garden or porch. Measuring 18” high and 20” long, it would even look adorable next to a garden path. It has two baskets, the upper basket has a diameter of 6” across the top, the lower one is 8” across. The fun bicycle design brings to mind childhood memories of playing out in the sun. It is made out of wrought iron, so it is built to last. Add this fun planter to your spring decorations and enjoy it all year long.

23. Vibrant Mini Succulent Flower Pots

Vibrant Mini Succulent Flower Pots

Remember how we mentioned just how great bright colors are for spring? Well, here is your chance to bring all the bright colors into your spring decorations. These vibrant pots can go on your list of best spring planter ideas because even without plants, they make you think of spring. These cool little pots measure only 2.7” high and 3” in diameter, so they are perfect for succulents or herbs. Since they are small, you’ll want to order a few. This artist offers a wide variety of these fun bright planters, so check out the gallery and order a whole set, they will definitely brighten your decor.

24. Sweet Teapot Flower Pot Planter

Sweet Teapot Flower Pot Planter

What is sweeter than polka dots and teapots? Polka dots and teapots hand-painted on this adorable flower pot. This terracotta pot measures 8” and has a drainage hole for your plants that do not like wet roots. It comes with a saucer that has the cutest round feet that add an interesting design feature. Both the inside and outside, as well as the saucer, have a waterproof coating to protect the design. This flower pot is sure to hold your plant perfectly, all the while adding a little fun to your spring decorations.

25. Cheery Hand Painted Sunflower Planter

Cheery Hand Painted Sunflower Planter

Sunflowers are one of the best symbols of happy flowers, they are just so bright and cheery and make everyone think of sunshine. Just like real sunflowers, this lovely hand-painted pot is bright and cheery and will add a happy element to your home decorations. This flower pot measures 8 x 8 and can be used inside or outside. With an interesting brushed background and eye-catching flower, this planter is sure to make you smile. It is poly sealed to protect the design, so it can bring cheer for years to come. For many more cute spring planter designs, check out gallery.

25 of the Best Spring Planter Ideas to Help Spruce Up Your Plants

Decorating for spring is fun and exciting, especially when it involves decorating with your favorite plants and flowers. Whether you choose to make your own planters, buy them from the garden store, or purchase them from Etsy, you now have all the knowledge you need to find the planters that best express your spring style. Always keep your eyes open for interesting vintage pieces that you can integrate into your home decor. Some of the best spring planter ideas can come from just looking at things in a different light. Items like old tin cans and unwanted baskets can be transformed into beautiful planters. You can use your imagination to change plain terracotta pots into vibrant masterpieces or relaxing centerpieces. If you do not feel creative or just want to support other great artists and craftsmen, then remember to check out the incredible planters on Etsy. These artists, and thousands more, have new items posted every day and they may be just what you are looking for. Remember, the sky’s the limit, so let your imagination run wild and enjoy the beautiful creations you come up with. We hope this list has inspired you to make the best spring planters imaginable.

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