Creative Flower Pot Projects: 4 Fun Summer DIY Porch Decor Ideas

Summer is the perfect time to get creative with new flower pot ideas. With all the gorgeous flower blooms popping up everywhere, from farmer’s markets to your local grocer, summer is the perfect time to show off some beautiful flowers in unique ways.

Karen shares four fun and unique ideas for unusual flower pots. They are so easy to create that you probably have some of these items already on hand or can easily find them at a thrift store, a garage sale, or even for free! These unique ideas for flower pots will help elevate your summer porch decor, too!

Unique Flower Pot Idea #1 – Paint

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You do not have to have any gardening skills to follow these two ideas. You can take blooming flowers already planted in plastic pots and put them right into repurposed baskets that can be used as gorgeous flower pots. I recommend using baskets as flower pots that are taller and wide enough to hold a plastic container of flowers. For this project, I used inexpensive flower pots I purchased from Target. I painted them with one watered-down coat of DIY Paint. To give these flower pots a French Flair, I cut some scrap pieces of drop cloth and stamped them with Iron Orchid Designs Stamps. I then used DIY Paint Clear Liquid Patina to Decoupage them onto the baskets.

I love how fresh and gorgeous the Hydrangeas look in my painted baskets! You can watch a full tutorial on how to create basket flower pots on my blog and YouTube Channel.

Creative Idea #2 – Wood Crates

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Use an old Wood Crate as a fun DIY way to display your favorite potted flowers.

If you don’t have an old wood crate, you can easily pick a new one at your local craft shop. Wood crates are a fun way to display your flowers, and if you add wheels to the bottom of the crates, you can quickly move them around for watering.

To make these crates look older, I used DIY Paint Dark and Decrepit Stain, watered down to give the unfinished wood a darker patina. I added corner hardware I picked up at Home Depot and did a little faux rust finish. I also added fun lettering and designs using my favorite IOD Stamps and White Ink. More details of how to add the faux rust finish are on my blog post HERE and a full YouTube tutorial.

I turned the crates upside down and added inexpensive small caster wheels. Now, all the crates needed were pots of flowers! I added some inexpensive pots of Geraniums, which grow well where I live in Northern California.

Unique Idea #3 – Vertical Pallet Flower Hanger

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Create a Vertical Flower Hanger Using an old Pallet
If your outdoor area is limited in space, this idea is fun. Pallets are easily found outside most larger retail stores or your local garden supply centers. Using a wood pallet as a planter also gives you unique DIY yard art!

For this project, I painted an old wood pallet bright red. I used several inexpensive terra cotta pots that I painted with DIY Paint, and I used chalkboard paint on the top in case I wanted to label them. Later, I used the pots for a hanging herb garden. I secured the pallet to my fence and drilled holes in the back of each flower pot. I then used S hooks on the pallet and secured the pots. I like THESE hooks I found on Amazon as they have a locking component and are very inexpensive.

For more details on creating a vertical flower garden, hop over to my blog post HERE.

Unique Flower Pot Idea #4 – Terra Cotta

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Terra cotta pots are usually very affordable; you can even find them at the dollar store. Their porous surface makes them the perfect surface for painting. With this project, you aren’t just using painted terra cotta pots; I aged the pots to make them look like they have been around for years.

I used DIY Paint for the small pots, which is 100% natural and made out of clay. DIY Paint is a plastic-free paint, so it can be manipulated in many unique ways. I allowed some of the paint to dry and get thick. I then troweled it on with a spatula in random areas and allowed it to dry. I then layered a few colors and aged the pots using DIY Paint Dark Wax.

You can watch a tutorial on how to do this on my YouTube channel here.

For extra-large pots for your front porch or backyard, you can use joint compound mixed with leftover wall paint for large terra cotta pots in your garden.

I mixed the joint compound with yellow paint I had leftover from painting a bedroom. I added enough paint to the joint compound to make a thick batter consistency. Once you have it to the desired thickness, trowel it on or use your hands. It’s best not to cover the entire pot, as it will look more naturally aged. As the summer heats up, the sun will back and crack the joint compound, and chucks might fall off. That’s a good thing! In a short time, you can have perfectly aged large painted terra cotta pots in your garden or front porch.

For a complete tutorial on using joint compound to age and paint terra cotta pots and several other zero-budget ideas for your summer backyard, check out my popular blog post on zero-budget patio ideas HERE.

How to Age a Flower Pot by Redoux Interiors
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With these four creative and easy flower pot ideas, you can transform your summer porch into a fun display of flowers and charm. Whether you’re repurposing painted baskets, crafting rustic wood crates, or designing a vertical flower hanger with an old pallet, these unique projects are perfect for adding a personal touch to your outdoor space. Not only do they elevate your porch decor, but they also offer a fun and rewarding way to enjoy the beauty of summer flowers. Dive into these DIY projects and watch your outdoor space come alive with color and personality. Happy creating!

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Karen Berg
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Karen Berg

Karen is the kind of person who will talk to anyone in a grocery store line, dance in public to a good song, laugh so hard she cries, doing all of these things on a fairly regular basis. Karen’s nickname in High School was “Good Time Charlie”, (given by her Great Grandma for someone who is the life of the party), she still lives her life this way, always searching for joy and fun wherever she goes. View Karen’s Full Bio

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