DIY Wooden Turtle Planter

Adorable AND functional - just the right DIY project for you!
Adorable AND functional – just the right DIY project for you!

Decorative planters are adorable additions to any garden. If you want something new to spice up your backyard or any space, these planters will do the trick. I’ve found several designs on the internet but I was particularly drawn to animal-shaped ones. There’s a ladybug, an elephant, horses, rabbits, and a whole lot more.

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Turtle Planter Mold

Easy to use to create a beautiful turtle planter. Molds are made of plastic which allows you to use the molds over and over.

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11/27/2022 12:31 am GMT

I have very limited woodworking skills so I decided to start simple. I found a video tutorial for a DY wooden turtle planter and it was perfect for what I needed. It was easy to follow and inexpensive so I went ahead and got to work.

Today, there are several of these turtle planters around our garden. The kids love them and whenever friends and family visit us, these planters become the subject of interesting conversations. It’s nice to have something unique and whimsical so we’ve decided we’ll be making some more to give away as gifts. Try this project for yourself, too!


  • Wood
  • Wood glue
  • Cork board
  • Paint


  • Table saw
  • Circular saw
  • Miter saw
  • Nail gun with nails
  • Clamp

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Do you want to make adorable wooden turtle planters for your garden? Here’s how.



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