DIY ProjectsHow to Convert a 55 Gal Water Drum into a Planter

How to Convert a 55 Gal Water Drum into a Planter

Learn how to convert a 55 gallon water drum into a pretty planter. Container planters have become very popular these days, especially among those people who don’t have a whole lot of space to set up flower beds or gardens.

How to Convert a 55 Gal Water Drum into a Planter

 Growing plants in containers can yield beautiful looking flowers and also can be used to grow vegetables. This DIY article was designed to introduce the reader to a way to create large container planters. This Do It Yourself project was created, posted and shared by Noahw on Instructables. This low-cost project can be accomplished in an afternoon by anyone with just a little bit of DIY skills using power tools. The information is presented in a way that makes it extremely easy to read and to understand.

Benefits of reading the DIY Project: How to convert a 55-gal water drum into a planter

Discover how easy it is to make a useful planter out of a discarded water drum.
The plan includes a complete list of all of the materials, supplies, and tools needed to get started.
The article includes an easy to download plan with a complete step by step instruction guide.
It also includes many full-color pictures that help to create a good visual reference of the some of the steps.


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Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

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