Creative Ways To Personalize Your Cedar Planter

By Victoria Fuller

One of the things that we love most about our product is its versatility, with a Cedar Planters raised garden bed or planter box you can transform basically any outdoor space into your own private oasis no matter how minimal your space is! Our smallest planter box is 18” wide so even if you have an incredibly small balcony then we are confident you can find space for a planter!

So the next question is: “I have my planter box, and it looks nice, but it just doesn’t really feel unique to me, is there anything I can do?” and the answer to this is a resounding “YES”. Today we are going to discuss some of the fun ways that you can add a unique spin to your Cedar Planters garden bed to make it well and truly your own.

  • Stains
  • Using a transparent or semi-transparent stain on your Cedar Planters raised garden bed is an effective way to not only extend the longevity of the product but it can also change the entire feel of the planter! You can match your outdoor furniture, plants, fencing, you name it! We recommend using “Osmo” brand stains to bring your Cedar Planters box to life!

  • Paint
  • Why not add even more colour to your outdoor space? With outdoors paints available in pretty much any colour imaginable you could represent your favourite sports team, super hero, the inspiration is truly endless!

  • Fairy Lights
  • Twinkling fairy lights are a simple, inexpensive, and readily available way to add a little bit of sparkle and magic to your outdoor space.

  • Memorial
  • Having your own little memorial garden can be a lovely way to show respect and have a nice place to visit for those who have passed.

  • Decor
  • Perhaps you love birds and want to have a little plastic flamingo in your raised garden bed, or perhaps you are a lover of the stars and would like to have a little moon decal hanging on the side, once again there are truly endless options of ways to decorate your planter.

  • Trellis
  • Reach for the skies and add a trellis to your planter box to aid in growing tomatoes and other climbing vegetables and plants! A trellis can also add a real “professional gardener” vibe to your outdoors space.

  • Signage
  • Signage does not have to be limited to identifying the vegetables, herbs, and flowers growing in your garden bed, you can also add fun signs to the outside of your planter so that everybody knows exactly who tends to the garden!

  • Gnomes & Fairies
  • There is something so whimsical about having your own little gnome or fairy garden, in folklore gnomes are thought to provide protection to the minerals and plants in their gardens, and fairies are thought to bless us with love and magic.

  • Water Feature
  • Including a water fountain or feature in your cedar planter raised garden bed is an effective way to elevate your planter box from “simple functional outdoor decor” to “next level glamour and relaxation”. Also if you choose the right functionality a water feature could also save you a job by having it water your plants for you!

  • Themed Plants
  • This category has truly endless potential, whether you would like to have an “Animal Crossing” themed planter box featuring the in-game flowers, or a gothic planter box filled with black roses, cacti, and decorative spikes the world is truly your oyster when it comes to expressing your hobbies and interests with your planter box.


    Once you have made your planter quintessentially your own please feel free to tag us in your photos on social media for a chance to be featured on our page! Our community has a fantastic way of inspiring one another and we cannot wait to see what you come up with!


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