20 DIY Flower Bed Ideas For Your Garden

Alleviate the look of your garden with these DIY flower beds!

Having a garden is indeed a gift for a family since not everyone is blessed with an outdoor space. We all know that some people live in condominiums and in homes that have a small lot area which prevents them from having their own garden. That is why people are just innovative and would add a rooftop garden if the lot’s footprint won’t suffice for one. Once a home has a garden, we have to make sure that it is well-designed and it looks beautiful, inviting and relaxing. Apart from adding seating on it, it would be nice to add flowers and different types of plants. For sure you will agree with me that flowers will indeed beautify your garden.

Transform your garden from boring to wow by adding a unique flower bed. There are many different ways to do it and with one simple touch, your garden’s look will no doubt be alleviated. These DIY flower bed ideas will give you inspiration on how you can add flowers to your outdoor space. Of course, the flower bed depends on the size of your space because if you have a small garden, you don’t have to occupy a lot of portion of it for flowers. Or you can even go vertical with hanging plants or vertical flower beds. But for now, we will give your flower bed ideas that are horizontal and raised using various types of materials. Take a look at the ideas below for your inspiration:

1. Hexagon Planter

Hexagon Planter

Home Depot

If you are good in making stuff using wood, then this wooden planter could be perfect for you. You can also paint it as well in any color you want.

2. Tulips in Planting Beds

Tulips in Planting Beds

Conte and Conte

Wood is usually used to create flower beds just like this one that is full of lovely tulips.

3. Old Tire Flower Planter

Old Tire Flower Planter

Elad Gonen

Turn an old tire into a gorgeous flower bed by using a rope and adding some wooden legs on it.

4. Water Troughs

Water Troughs


Paint water troughs and then uses them for your flowers in the garden. These will also be perfect as decorations especially if you want to achieve an industrial look.

5. Wooden Planter

Wooden Planter

Gardens World

Isn’t this a cute corner flower bed/ planter? After making this, see to it that you line it with plastic inside it to protect the wood. And don’t forget to drain small holes on the plastic too.

6. Wine Barrel with Flowers

Wine Barrel with Flowers


Aside from the flowers on the wine barrel, the lantern also made it look even cuter! Such a lovely garden decor!

7. Dresser Planter

Dresser Planter


Get a shabby chic or cottage feel by using an old dresser as a planter. Isn’t this very charming and creative?

8. Stenciled Cinder Blocks

Stenciled Cinder Blocks

Reality Day Dream

Cinder blocks are easy to use as planters but you can make it look even more beautiful by painting them just like the ones above which are stenciled.

9. Bench Cinder Block

Bench Cinder Block

Potted Plant Society

Aside from having a nice flower bed, you can also create a seating area with wood and cinder blocks. This would be a nice spot for reading and relaxing.

10. Personalized Wooden Crate Planter

Personalized Wooden Crate Planter

Not On The High Street

Isn’t this cute? You actually have the option to change the words on the crate. Whatever is written there, this is still cute!

11. Flower Shaped Floral Garden Layout

Flower Shaped Floral Garden Layout


Since we are talking about flower beds here, this one will surely fit the list especially that it is shaped like a flower. Isn’t this very nice?

12. Rustic Hollow Log Flower Bed

Rustic Hollow Log Flower Bed


Got a log in the garden that is not used for any purpose? Why not turn it into a flower bed?

13. 3-Tier Waterfall Raised Bed

3-Tier Waterfall Raised Bed

Raised Beds

This one is an elegant addition to any backyard or garden with its split-tri level design that will add texture and dimension to the plants to it.

14. Flower Bed

Flower Bed


If you were amazed of the flower bed that forms a flower-shape, this one will also blow you away since the plants are all over a bed! Now this sure is taking things literally!

15. Luggage Flower Bed

Luggage Flower Bed


Bring out that old luggage that you no longer use and use it as a lovely flower bed just like this one. It would surely be an added decor to the garden too.

16. Wooden Bench Raised Bed

Wooden Bench Raised Bed

Decoration Channel

Another idea for a bench style flower bed which apparently doubles as a bench and as a flower bed. Isn’t this nice?

17. Planted Pots

Planted Pots

Sequin Gardens

What makes this one unique are the planted pots surrounded with stones. It will make it easier to pull up a plant if you plan to change it.

18. Patio Brownstown PA Project

Patio Brownstown PA Project

Clean Energy Maintenance Inc.

A raised flower bed can also be done this way by using stones around it. It would look stunning this way too!

19. Garden Hose Storage with Planter

Garden Hose Storage with Planter

DIY Candy

This one is really useful because aside from being a flower bed, you can also use it as storage for your garden house. No more messy looking garden house found just anywhere in the garden.

20. Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley

Grace Design Associates

This is another bed that is used as a flower bed. This is indeed a total head turner in the garden!

Isn’t this a lovely list? With flower beds like this, you will bring your gardens to the next level! And the good news is, you can actually do it on your own because these DIY flower beds are not that hard to make. You can even enjoy working on it with the family so you can achieve your dream garden. The ones above are just ideas and for sure you can come up with a unique flower bed using materials that are around your home. Can you tell me which of the above flower beds you would likely try?