The wife wanted some nice larger pots to put on the balcony and front door but those large decorative outdoor flower pots can cost upwards of $200 depending on size and I wasn't about to pay that much just for one. ( In reality my wife wouldn't let me even if i wanted to)
You can build your own in any shape an size for relatively cheap and with few materials.
What you need:
1" x 2" wood (to make frame) scour sites like Craig's list to get free scraps
cardboard or 1/8 plywood (depending on which route you take. will explain later)
textured spray paint
First step is to come up with the shape of the pot you want to make and its dimensions.
Start to build a frame out of the 1" x 2" wood. I was able to get scrap wood and nails of craigs list for free . It doesn't have to be super strong or perfect because once you cover the sides in 1/8 plywood or cardboard and then lay fiberglass over that it will lock it all in place.
If you are putting in real plants with dirt i suggest using the plywood route but if you're just putting in fake plants as we did in some of ours you can get away with cardboard.
To make it able to withstand the elements just make sure you cover both sides of the cardboard with the resin to seal it.
Once you have the frame together, cover it in either cardboard or plywood.
In these photos i'm using cardboard, i used a staple gun to secure it to the wood frame
We have had one made out of cardboard outside for over 2 years an it still looks brand new. Holds up to the elements just fine.