Transform Your Backyard with These Easy Outdoor Projects


3. Turn A Plastic Barrel Into A Large Planter

If you have an empty plastic barrel in your backyard or shed and you’re looking for a project, this one could be the right one for you. It’s relatively simple to transform this ugly barrel into a huge planter for small trees or shrubs. Cut your barrel to the size you’d like, then employ a brad nailer to fix your planks to the sides. You could stain or sand the scrap wood you have or leave your planks unfinished.

Turn A Plastic Barrel Into A Large Planter

Don’t forget to drill drain holes into the bottom of the barrel before placing soil or gravel in the planter. If your planks are long enough to cover the barrel, you don’t need to add a top edge.