3 Step Little Red Wagon Planter

3 Step Wagon Planter Tutorial | Pretty Handy Girl

Container gardening is easy and great for instant color gratification. But, it’s especially fun to find “unconventional” objects to use as a planter. You may have noticed my little red wagon planter in the Landscaping 101 post. My 3 Step Little Red Wagon Planter is sure to bring color to your landscaping while also providing some fun and whimsy. Plus, it’s easily rolled to a new spot if you want to change your view. But, the best part is, you can make this planter in 3 steps!

Materials:

  • Drill
  • Large drill bit
  • Little wagon or other container
  • Rocks
  • Soil
  • Plants
  • Hand trowel

Instructions:

Step 1: Drill several holes in the bottom of the wagon for drainage.

3 Step Wagon Planter Tutorial | Pretty Handy Girl

Step 2. Add a layer of rocks to the bottom of the wagon to assist with drainage.

3 Step Wagon Planter Tutorial | Pretty Handy Girl

Step 3. Add a layer of good potting soil or dirt to the wagon. And you’re ready to fill your planter!

3 Step Wagon Planter Tutorial | Pretty Handy Girl

I added some impatients, but any outdoor plants would be happy in this little red wagon.

3 Step Wagon Planter Tutorial | Pretty Handy Girl

The wagon is a perfect mate for my ivy topiary.

3 Step Wagon Planter Tutorial | Pretty Handy Girl

But, it also likes to travel and visit the other potted plants.

3 Step Wagon Planter Tutorial | Pretty Handy Girl

Do you have any interesting containers that would make great planters? I’m always looking for new idea. Please share them with me in the comments!

3 Step Wagon Planter Tutorial | Pretty Handy Girl

 

Have a great week y’all!

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Comments

  1. I love this idea! I’ve tried something similar in the past with an old wheel barrel, but it didn’t seem to be deep enough for the flowers I planted. Do you have any trouble with that?

    • Cassie, Because I used impatients it wasn’t an issue. They don’t have long roots. I can see where some plants wouldn’t work, but pansies and low growing annuals are perfect for this.

  2. Linda Pemberton says:

    How do you keep it from rusting out?

  3. So pretty & a nice bright color for you yard, great idea!

  4. I found a few old metal washtubs at a shop that sells antiques. They had holes in the bottom so they were cheap and they look all beat up and dented and full of character! I’ve planted a zucchini in one and some gerbera daisies in one so far. Planning to put pansies in one. I love the wagon idea-I think we might have an old wagon in our shed somewhere. I also have an old milk can I want to put some plants in somehow. I have an old tonka truck that belonged to my 15 yo son that I’m hoping to plant hen & chicks plants in someday.

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