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People Are Turning Old Logs Into Beautiful DIY Planters

emily.mcwilliams 24 Apr 2019

Spring has officially sprung and that means it's time to get your garden in full-swing.

If you're looking for a unique addition to your garden this year, you might want to try making one of these log planters. They are a great way to bring some life back to old logs and add a natural touch to any garden.

Find out how you can DIY your own.

The first thing you'll need for this project is a log.

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Try to pick a soft wood like white pine. Your best bet for finding one is from a local logging company or wood distributor in your area.

Once you have a log, you'll need to carve out a shallow trough to make a bed for your flowers.

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Once the trough is ready, fill it with top soil or potting soil.

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Then, your log will be ready for some plants!

Many people choose to create a colorful flower bed with their favorite annuals.

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You can also use a smaller log to make a planter that is perfect for your porch or deck.

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These planters add a rustic and natural touch to any space. I'm ready to make a whole bunch for my yard!

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People are even using them to plant succulents.

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This is an awesome idea! If a log isn't readily available, you can try using a piece of driftwood instead. I really want to make a succulent garden like this one.

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If you prefer a vertical planter, use a tree stump.


This is a great way to convert and unsightly tree stump in your yard. A colorful batch of flowers brings this stump back to life.

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