DIY A Rustic Planter Using An All-Natural Element From Your Yard

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Planters are a great way to add an extra pop to any garden and are a popular choice for many people. If you're looking to implement a touch of au naturel to your own space, then you could experiment by implementing this rustic planter by @woodwork_tips using one all-natural element from your yard. The secret item in question? Twigs. As a result of utilizing them, you can create a planter that not only looks attractive but also incorporates eco-friendly materials at the same time. It should also blend into your garden effortlessly, which is perfect if you're looking for a design that looks good while also not being too vibrant.

The best part about this hack? Using all-natural elements and upcycling should make crafting much cheaper, which is ideal if you're looking to create a budget-friendly planter for a low cost. However, you can also use some birch twigs from Etsy for around $15 for a more refined look if you don't mind spending a few pennies on your project. In fact, you can use any type of twig or material that you want. So, how exactly do you make this DIY planter?

Build your rustic planter

In order to recreate this look, you'll need to arm yourself with a large empty plastic carton (which you could upcycle), some twine in the color of your choice, a saw, a glue gun with glue or another suitable adhesive, and some thick twigs. You could collect the twigs from your own garden or purchase some online if you want a very specific look. They come in all shapes and sizes. For example, if birch doesn't take your fancy, try using some driftwood from Etsy for just $18, or spice the look up with some pinecones, also from Etsy, for $5.91. 

To add a pop of color, you could opt for some preserved moss from Etsy or wrap different colors of twine around it. Likewise, utilizing different containers is another great option. You could use an old ice cream tub, old Tupperware, a large old tin, or even craft your own wooden box using your own materials.

To make the planter, simply cut your container to size depending on the height of your twigs. Then, all you need to do is apply glue with your glue gun to each individual twig — or whatever natural material you choose — and attach them vertically around the sides of your container. You can use another strong adhesive if you wish, such as some Gorilla Wood Glue from Amazon for about $11. Secure the twigs by wrapping some twine around them before adding small holes in the bottom of your container for drainage.

Your rustic planter has multiple uses

Once the prep for your all-natural planter is done, simply add your soil and plants of choice. You should be left with a breathtaking end result for no more than $29, depending on the materials you use. The reason why this hack works so well is because the container helps to hold your plants while the wood creates a rustic look. This is due to the natural look of the wood since it comes from trees. 

Aside from being a great way to add to a rustic-themed garden if you have one, it's also an excellent opportunity to try something new and spice up a boring garden. Just make sure you consider your plant's needs when you place your DIY planter in your garden, as some may require more shade than others. Likewise, you should also plan how many plants you want to use beforehand. This way, you can ensure that you select the correct container size to suit your needs. 

You could also use this planter to grow your own herbs or fruit, such as strawberries or your own blueberry bush. In fact, it could even double as a houseplant container to display your favorite indoor plants — the choice is yours. Either way, it's a fantastic opportunity to upcycle any old items you have around your home.