Ceramic planters can offer so much more than a simple home for perennials. You can use a ceramic planter for everything from ponds to fairy gardens and really customize the look to suit your style.  We’ve assembled seven of the most creative ideas for creating awe-inspiring outdoor decor:

7 DIY ideas using ceramic planters -- from fairy gardens to side tables to outdoor ponds and more!

Our very own Deneen from Dreaming in Color used the ceramic planters that come in a three pack to make this mason jar light planter.  It is easy to use this set of planters to create this tiered look on your porch or patio.  You can pick up the mason jar light from Old Time Pottery and add it to the top if you wish.  Click here to see more about how Deneen put this one together.

7 DIY ideas using ceramic planters -- from fairy gardens to side tables to outdoor ponds and more!

You can add some rope or twine to any ceramic planter to give it a little something extra.  You can see more about this project over at Confessions of a Serial DIYer.  You can find a wide variety of ceramic planters here that will work for a project like this one.  Change up the type of rope or even try colorful baker’s twine for a twist on this idea.

7 DIY ideas using ceramic planters -- from fairy gardens to side tables to outdoor ponds and more!

Even with our wide variety, you may have trouble finding a color that suits your home decor or style.  Grab your paint and give your ceramic planter a makeover like this great polka dot version at Restoration Redoux.

7 DIY ideas using ceramic planters -- from fairy gardens to side tables to outdoor ponds and more!

Don’t love the dots?  Try another shape with this tutorial from Dollar Store Crafts.  You can make any shape on your ceramic planter in any color of the rainbow!

7 DIY ideas using ceramic planters -- from fairy gardens to side tables to outdoor ponds and more!

What if you don’t want to plant flowers in your ceramic planter?  I have several other DIY ideas that you are going to love.  Try turning your ceramic planter into a beach-inspired table like this one from Sand and Sisal.  This gorgeous project will be the talk of any party you host.  You don’t have to tell them that it only took a few minutes for you to make.

7 DIY ideas using ceramic planters -- from fairy gardens to side tables to outdoor ponds and more!

Instead of traditional plants, try some water plants in your own mini pond.  The Garden Glove walks you through turning a ceramic planter into a miniature garden pond.  This would look great on your deck on in the middle of your garden.  Try a variety of ceramic planters in different sizes for this fun idea.

7 DIY ideas using ceramic planters -- from fairy gardens to side tables to outdoor ponds and more!

Any ceramic planter can also become an adorable fairy garden.  Gardens have gone miniature size with this fun trend.  You can see how to make the patio fairy garden below over at Garden Therapy.  Fairy gardens are tons of fun for adults and kids alike.

7 DIY ideas using ceramic planters -- from fairy gardens to side tables to outdoor ponds and more!

Our last DIY idea is a recirculating fountain in a ceramic planter.  This will be a great statement piece of any garden.  Click here to see how to make your own over at Tatertots and Jello.  Make your own soon and start enjoying this stunning water feature in your yard.

7 DIY ideas using ceramic planters -- from fairy gardens to side tables to outdoor ponds and more!

Which of these DIY ideas using ceramic planters are you going to try first?  I am in love with the idea of using one for a small garden pond but the fairy garden seems like something the kids would love to work on as well.  Oh well….with all the great deals, I might just have to grab an entire set of ceramic planters at Old Time Pottery and give all of these projects a try.

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Written by DreamingInColor
Deneen is the owner/designer for her business Dreamingincolor located in Historic Murfreesboro, TN where she showcases her furniture, DIY's and artistic creations that she writes about on her design blog Dreamingincolor. She has always had a passion for thinking outside the box and creating something affordable and beautiful.

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