Around the Yard

Patio Table Planter

By: Tricia Craven Worley

Take an old angel food cake pan and cut it about an inch from the top of the center tube and rolled edges. Slip the umbrella pole of your patio table through the angel food cake pan. The container can then be filled with fresh plants.

To keep the plants from getting water logged, drill a few holes in the bottom of the pan for drainage. If this causes the container to leak on the table too much you can easily remove the planter and place it on the patio floor, when it’s finished dripping, put it back in place on the patio table. If you like you can spray paint the cake pan first to decorate as desired.


Please Leave a Comment

8 Comments on “Patio Table Planter”

You can follow comments to this article by subscribing to the RSS news feed with your favorite feed reader.

  • Official Comment:

    Thomas Boni Says:
    August 8th, 2018 at 8:33 am

    Hi, Donna,

    We are so happy to hear that you enjoy “Today’s Homeowner!”
    If you haven’t already, please…

    *Follow us on Facebook:
    *Like us on Twitter:
    *And check out Instagram and Pinterest pages! ( and

    And we always appreciate when our fans tell their friends about the practical home improvement advice they receive from “Today’s Homeowner.”

    Thanks so much for watching — take care!

  • Donna Dawson Says:
    August 8th, 2018 at 4:20 am

    This table planter is a very unique idea. I enjoy taking on new garden projects and I think I just found one of my future endeavors. I have been an avid fan of your show and I have always learned a lot. Thank you so much for always sharing such useful knowledge with us.

  • Official Comment:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Patrick and Nancy,
    Our step-by-step article on How to Build a Wooden Patio Planter has been posted. You can see it by clicking on the above link.

  • Nancy M. Says:
    May 16th, 2009 at 9:36 am

    I am interested in the plans for the wooden Patio Planter as well. I will continue to look for them on this website.

  • Patrick Says:
    May 14th, 2009 at 7:17 am

    Ben Erickson,
    Thank you for getting back to me on the “Patio Planter” made of treated wood. Have already obtained the 2x4s and 1x4s wood from Home Depot and looking for the link and plans in order that I can build it.
    Thank You Patrick

  • Official Comment:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    May 12th, 2009 at 8:05 am

    Hi Patrick,
    We do not have control over when The Weather Channel posts Danny’s Projects of the Week on their website. However, we plan to post a similiar planter project on our website soon. I’ll post a link to it here when we do.

  • Patrick Says:
    May 11th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Unable to find plans to the wooden “Patio Planter”, that was on the weather channel [TWC] Saturday 5/22/2009 10:22 AM. Made from treated wood, 2×4’s and 1X4’s. Have been looking at but not posted as the Project of the Week YET? Please help. Thank You Patrick

  • Charlie Childers Says:
    April 25th, 2009 at 5:16 am

    Dear Danny,

    I have long enjoyed your TV show–the wide variety of topics, and now that I have been enjoying your website, my pleasure has been doubled. Love the content and set-up of your site. It is very easy to navigate and content is very well explained. Keep up the good work! Thank you–Charlie

We want to hear from you! In addition to posting comments on articles and videos, you can also send your comments and questions to us on our contact page or at (800) 946-4420. While we can't answer them all, we may use your question on our Today's Homeowner radio or TV show, or online at

 characters available

Patio Table Planter