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Video: Original Train-shaped Planter: 12 Great Ideas
With the arrival of spring, we feel more and more inclined to roll up our sleeves and do some work to prepare the garden. After the cold and gray of winter, the time has come to think in color. What could be better than to make an original wooden planter to display flowers and plants in the most beautiful way! If you share a passion for gardening, you will certainly like our idea of planters in the shape of trains, which will bring lots of originality to your garden.
Original train-shaped planter: which garden is it made for?
Many gardeners are looking for more and more creative and unusual ideas to decorate their gardens, patios and yards. To show imagination, those who love to tinker invent unusual planters, worthy of admiration. This is exactly the case with train planters that leave no one indifferent. Real sculptures of art, these wooden works are a wonderful garden decoration for spring, which brings joy and good humor to the outdoors.
An original wooden planter of this kind is just perfect for large gardens. If you have enough space, you can afford a model made up of several wagons. So all our flowers and plants will have their own compartments. It also makes it possible to show originality by alternating the different species of flowers and green plants. For example, one can plant a wagon with petunias, while the neighboring wagon will be arranged with succulents. When the flower season is over, green plants will continue to decorate the planter train.
But people with a small garden can also enjoy an original exterior decoration. You just have to opt for a small wooden train, which can be installed near a flowerbed, near the path or the front door. Given the small size of the planter, it will be necessary to select spring species requiring a shallow depth. An excellent idea would be to favor pots planted with seasonal bulb plants such as: tulips, hyacinths, iris, daffodils, crocus, muscari, ipheion (Spring star). Once they have faded, you will simply have to remove the pots and replace them with others.
If you are a fan of the rustic style, you can still enjoy the idea of an original train planter, as long as you personalize it. It is a question of diverting a few tree trunks into train wagons, without working them too much. The goal is to hollow out each trunk so that you can place a small pot of flowers / plants. Don't peel the bark if you want a natural look. Take care of the details: glue wooden discs as railway wheels and don't neglect the locomotive either.
In order to make an original wooden train-shaped planter, you can use different techniques and use different materials. One of the most original ideas on the web is the train made in small barrels. To neat the final rendering, each half-barrel was placed on a small platform of the appropriate size. To make the locomotive, we used a whole barrel. A few more elements were added to create the cabin. Finally, we used templates of letters and white paint to leave a small marking.
An original planter in the shape of a train is a great idea for those who wish to beautify the front of the house. Seasonal flowers in bright colors are recommended to catch the eye from far away. All spring flowers are particularly suitable, because their colors are really pretty and no one can resist them.
Nothing could be easier than to make an original planter in crates! For your information, the crates are perfect to make an original and very decorative train, thanks to which we can display the spring flowers in an unusual way.
For a more contemporary look, you can repaint the planter train in white. Then select white flowers such as petunias, tulips or hyacinths and place them in the wagons. This monochrome decoration is ideal for gardeners who want to compose a beautiful white garden.
If your garden is shaded, it would be best to either keep your garden train natural or paint it in a bright color. Avoid white because when exposed to shade it will look rather gray. As for flowers, we strongly recommend the beautiful impatiens whose irresistible colors adorn shady gardens in spring and summer.
Are you looking for a creative idea to display your succulents? If this is the case, it is imperative to consider the small train-shaped planter. Besides being simple to make, such an original planter will quickly become the focal point in your garden.
This idea of a wooden garden train can be done as well to install the plants, as to invite the children to go have fun. The wagons are larger, so kids can easily climb into them.
Finally, we present you a superb alternative to the garden train, a funny caterpillar that will amaze your children. This project is particularly similar to the trains in crates that we have already presented to you, the only difference being the lack of locomotive. This chenille planter is very colorful and creates a good mood for the whole family. The DIY instructions can be found in the video below!