A flower bed is a sure-fire way to brighten up your outdoor living spaces. If you don’t have a flower bed (or several of them) or you think that perhaps you just don’t have the yard space, we have a great collection of DIY flower beds that you can try.
Some of these require very little space and will help you to brighten up smaller yards, decks or even balconies. No matter where you live or how much yard space you have, you can always add a bit of color with a flower bed.
From container planters to raised planters and more, there is something in this collection for everyone. You can incorporate several of them and create your own unique style or just add one to an otherwise bare and boring space. You are sure to enjoy the beautiful colors and fragrances throughout the warmer months so get your gardening supplies ready and let’s get started building you the perfect flower bed.
A Real Flower “Bed”
Imagine having a real flower “bed” in your yard made from an actual bed. There are so many ways that you can use an old headboard and baseboard to create a stunning display for your flowers. Beds are the perfect shape for traditional flower gardens and this one is so whimsical and fun. You can paint the bed beforehand if you want and either build a box for planting the flowers or actually use the inside of the rails on the bed and create your garden from that. Did we say that the possibilities are endless?
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Myrepurposedlife
Tool Box Flower Gardens
Old tool boxes are great for planting flowers. Not only do they add that rustic look but they are perfectly mobile so if you need to move your flower bed from one location to another, you can do so easily. This is a little twist on traditional container gardens and a great one at that. You can sit the tool box on the deck rail if you don’t really have enough room in the yard for a flower bed or even attach it to the rail or a fence. The metal adds a great touch to the garden and if you don’t have an old rusted tool box, you can pick them up at yard sales or flea markets for practically nothing.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Diynetwork
Old Log Flower Gardens
You can make flower beds out of just about anything. Take this old log for instance. If you want something really unique (and beautiful) and you have a few old logs around the yard, simply hollow out the inside and plant your flowers. These are also great for use as a border for your flower bed. Just choose smaller logs and plant something that doesn’t grow very high. Place the logs around your flower bed and you’ll have a border that also works as planters for different types of blooms.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Hallmarkchannel
Boot Planter Garden
You really do not need a lot of yard space in order to have a gorgeous flower garden. If you don’t have any place in your yard that you can build a flower bed, consider using other areas instead. Old rubber rain boots are perfect for adding a little color and you can create a beautiful flower garden right on the side of a fence. You just plant in the boots and then hang them wherever you want. These are great for hanging on trees that are inside your flower bed or on decks as well.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Rosinahuber
Old Tire Flower Bed
Instead of hauling old tires off to the dump, recycle them into a great flower bed. You just have to paint the tires (this step is optional) and then arrange them however you want. You can use all different types and sizes of tires to give your flower bed a great and unique look and use different colors for each tire to really make this a focal point in your yard. Tire planters are so easy to do and they can be used on ground that is not really right for planting. You just add some potting soil to the center and plant your blooms in that.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Birdsandblooms
A rock garden is the perfect way to really show off those flowers and they are much easier to create than you may think. If you have a little space available, use rocks that you can find near your home and incorporate a few succulents into the mix as well. Succulents offer beautiful foliage colors which will really help your blooming flowers to stand out and the rocks look really elegant. Just choose rocks that are indigenous to your area or you could buy stones at a home improvement store if you prefer.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Landscaping
Hill Raised Flower Bed
Depending on the makeup of your lawn, you may have trouble with a traditional flower bed. Take heart. There are always ways around any obstacle that prevents the planting of flowers. If your lawn is not quite level, you can create raised beds on those hilly areas that will not only help to cover this little imperfection but give you beautiful blooms as well. You can section off the areas where you want to cover and then just border them with whatever you please.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Arthub
Vertical Pyramid Flower Bed
Not all vertical flower beds are the same just like not everyone’s yard is large enough for a traditional bed. This vertical pyramid bed is perfect for smaller yards and balconies because it gives you loads of places to plant those blooms without actually taking up much space. The flowers grow upward so you are utilizing the air space above, which is perfect for those with no yard. You can build this pyramid easily and then choose your plants. Add larger plants (that grow higher) on bottom and finish the top with smaller ones.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Removeandreplace
Did we mention that furniture can be great for use as a flower bed? This chest of drawers has been recycled to create a stunning flower bed and one that doesn’t really need a lot of space to grow. The drawers are perfect for planting rows of flowers and you can add containers on top with other blooms in them. Or, you could use containers all the way around, whatever you prefer. Paint or stain your chest or dresser beforehand or just give it a little sanding to make it look older and more rustic.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Hometalk
Mason Jar Gardening
We love gardens that are great for small spaces. This Mason jar garden can actually be used in large or small areas. You can either add the jars to a fence or decking or create your own hanger with an old strip of wood. The jars are held into place with clamps, which are really inexpensive at the Dollar Store and then you just add the flowers that you want to grow. This is great for apartments where you may not have a yard at all. You can add this to a balcony or even up on the roof to have a place to relax and look at your lovely flowers.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Inhabitat