20 Functional DIY Garden Box Ideas & Plans

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Meet some of the best and modern DIY Garden Box Ideas with *free plans and tutorials in this post!

1. DIY Modern Garden Box

This modern DIY garden box does its job well and it looks good too, learn how to make it here. Check out more DIY raised bed ideas.

2. DIY Raised Multi-Leveled Garden Planter Box

Build this multileveled raised planter box to grow more edibles than before at the same space. The tutorial is here.

3. Cascading Flower Pallet Planter Box

Cascading Flower Pallet Planter Box

This cascading flower planter box is made using pallet wood, the detailed plan is here to follow. Check out more pallet recycling ideas for your garden.

4. DIY Tall Planter Box

Build a tall planter for your deck or porch with the help of this tutorial. See 10 more DIY tall planter ideas here.

Also Read: 39 Porch Planter Ideas

5. Window Box Planters

Window Box Planters

You can build a window box like this one in less than $15. The tutorial is here. Check out more DIY window box ideas.

6. DIY Garden Box For Butterflies

Take inspiration from this DIY project and make a similar one for your balcony garden.

7. DIY Wood Pallet Hanging Planter

DIY Wood Pallet Hanging Planter

You can make this hanging planter out of scrap wood or an old pallet. The tutorial is here.

8. DIY Triangle Garden Box

DIY Triangle Garden Box

If you know some woodworking, this triangular planter is going to be an easy project for you, get its tutorial here. If you believe you can make more DIY stuff from pallets, check out this article.

9. DIY Hexagon Garden Box

DIY Hexagon Garden Box

Instead of working on rectangular DIY garden box ideas (raised beds), you can make several of these attractive hexagonal planters in different sizes. The how-to steps are available at Home Depot.

10. Stylish and Low Cost 55 Gallon Drum Planters

This stylish planter is suitable for growing shrubs and small trees. It’s actually a food-safe drum covered in wood slats. Learn the steps behind it here!

11. DIY Garden Box Bench

How unique is that? Two DIY planters and between them is a bench to sit. We found the project here.

12. $10 DIY Tiered Planter Box Plans

This tiered planter box will cost you less than $10 and only 45 minutes. Would you believe it unless you see this tutorial?

13. DIY Modern Raised Planter Box

These DIY raised planter boxes are a piece of craft. To build them, see the free plan here.

14. DIY Raised Planter Box

Make this DIY planter box for your backyard with the help of this step by step tutorial.

15. DIY Elevated Garden Box

You can grow herbs, strawberries, and greens in this elevated garden box. Learn how to make it here.

16. Deck Rail Planter Box

Meet some of the best and modern DIY Garden Box Ideas with *free plans and tutorials in this post!

A deck rail planter like this can be mounted on the balcony railing as well. Click here for the DIY.

Also Read: Balcony Railing Planter Ideas

17. Counter Height Garden Boxes

DIY Garden Box Ideas

Surely one of the best DIY garden box ideas for senior gardeners who just can’t get down on the ground. See the free plan here.

18. Trellis & Raised Garden Box Combo

Two raised beds along with a sturdy trellis. Check out the DIY tutorial here.

19. DIY Rolling Planter Box

You can move this raised planter in undesirable weather conditions. Learn how to make it here. Also, check out these movable planter ideas!

20. DIY Raised Garden Beds with Corrugated Metal

DIY Raised Garden Beds with Corrugated Metal


How stylish are these DIY garden boxes? They’re made from corrugated metal. The tutorial is here.

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