Use a wagon wheel planter display to draw attention to cactuses, flowering plant varieties, or seasonal decor. With the addition of textured paint, craft paint, or stain, create a themed decoration that will complement the greenery or flower blooms that you plant in each holder.

The Wagon Wheel Setup

A wagon wheel planter may resemble a true replica of a wagon and include four wheels, a handle, and a platform that is designed for planting purposes. There are also single and dual wheel models, which will not contain the body of a wagon and will be designed to be independently displayed.

A flat wheel planter may include a base that will aid in keeping soil within the confines of the sections that are separated by wheel spokes. A stand up display will possess a wheel, or set of wheels, that contain a base. Small planters will be secured around the perimeter of each wheel, in a similar style to how a Ferris Wheel is designed. 

Customizing A Planter

A wooden planter will provide you with the opportunity to customize your display. Textured paint can be used to add a gold or silver hue that has a rough surface. This type of application will aid in adding a modern twist to a classic planter design, plus will complement the green leaves or bright colors that each plant possesses. Spray the paint on the wood prior to planting any of the greenery. Choose a textured paint variety that dries quickly and that is weather resistant.

If you want to use craft paint for your display, use stencils to add words or small characters to each wooden spoke or pole that the planter is constructed of. Choose the same colors that make up your collection of plants when shopping for craft paint. Apply a waterproof sealant to the craft paint once it dries.

For a rustic appearance, use various stain colors to add distressing to your planter. Begin by choosing some stain colors that will give the planter an aged look. Next, apply one color of stain to the planter. Add small spots of another color of stain, directly over the first layer of stain.

Use sandpaper or a sponge to blend the stain and to make some portions of the planter appear to be weathered. Fill the planters with your favorite plant varieties and use natural stones or rocks to line the base of each plant.