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Ideas To Convert An Old Bike Into A Beautiful Planter

Using Bicycles in the Garden as Planters

Have an old bicycle laying around? Here are some Bicycle Planter Ideas you can create and add to your yard or garden.

Vintage bicycles can be transformed into the coolest art, and can dress up your garden. Adding decorative glass to the spokes, or baskets filled with fragrant, brightly colored blooms look great whether they’re in your backyard or are being used for a more commercial purpose, like the bicycle above.

We’ve scoured the Internet to find a wide variety of clever ways to turn an old bicycle into a permanent display, or even to turn your current bike into a rolling garden.

Some of these designs focus on store-bought bicycle-shaped planters, while others are made from vintage bicycles, or even bicycles that children have grown out of. There are many unique designs to choose from.

So whether you choose to DIY a new life for an old favorite bicycle, or purchase a bicycle-shaped planter that’s ready to be filled with your favorite flowers, you’re sure to find a design that piques your interest.

We hope you’ll be inspired to upcycle your old bicycle!

1. Tiny Portable Bike Planters

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These itty-bitty succulents can go with you wherever you go, as they attach to your current bike. This is an unconventional, but great way to personalize your ride. Take your flora-friends on a spin! These miniature planters attach to any portion of your bike, but we’d advise putting them on the frame, where they’ll look great but not get in the way of your exercise. Plus, succulents are one of the sturdiest plants around!

2. Floral Bicyclists

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If you have a really green thumb, you might try taming a bicycle planter into the shape of a bicyclist. This might take more effort, but the effect is unparalleled. Each section of the humanoid figure is colored by a different flower, including purple for the hair and green for the clothing! The effect is utterly stunning.

3. Wrought Iron Tricycle Three-Tier Planter

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While this tricycle was never meant to be ridden, it does make for a charming display piece, with three spots for planters of different sizes. The light weight frame also allows you to simple pick up and move the planter, even though the wheels don’t actually turn. The embellished baskets perk up the plain terracotta planters.

4. Glass-Embellished Bike Sign

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A simple vintage bicycle can be transformed into a work of art just with flowers, but this glass studio took it to the next level by adding glass pieces to the spokes. The baskets are filled with a variety of greenery, including ivy, but also with lightly colored flowers like roses. The taller lavender flowers pull blue from the ombre bike frame.

5. Wrought Iron Bicycle-Shaped Planter

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This full-sized wrought iron planter has two baskets to hold your planters, and a third planter can be set on the bicycle seat. The textured wheel guards add visual interest to the piece, along with the heart-shaped spokes. Magenta petunias and firey yellow-orange flowers on the seat complement the brick facade of the home.

7. Red Bicycle Vertical Garden

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This vintage bicycle was given a fresh coat of paint. Bright yellow flowers were planted on the rear wheel. The entire contraption was hung along a set of brick stairs. In this way, the bicycle becomes a vertical garden, utterly unique. Painting the bike a singular color allows the bright yellow flowers to contrast sharply and draw the eye.

8. Bike-Bottom Planters

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A set of bicycles are painted white, with the top half removed to make room for two long planter boxes in a dusky blue. As you can see, the bikes don’t necessarily have to match. You can use any bike to create these displays. this unique garden planter can’t be separated, making it a sizable addition to any garden’s design.

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