Be kind to your plant friends and design them an amazing planter. The Planter Challenge is your chance to design and build an amazing planter. In this challenge we want to see planters that really push the boundaries and accentuate the plant that is living inside of it.

Also, we would remiss not to mention that we're giving away two 3D printers! One is for the Grand Prize winner, and the other is for the best use of Tinkercad when designing a planter. If you do use Tinkercad, be sure to mention that in your introduction paragraph.

The Planter Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

17 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:
  • A FlashForge 3D Printer with PLA Filament
  • An Instructables Prize Pack

Tinkercad Judges Prizes (1)

The planter that makes the best use of Tinkercad will receive:
  • A FlashForge 3D Printer with PLA Filament
  • An Instructables Prize Pack

First Prize (5)

Five First Prize winners will receive:
  • A Leatherman Surge
  • An Instructables Prize Pack

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up winners will receive:
  • An Instructables Prize Pack
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between May 28, 2018 and Jun 25, 2018 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Planter Challenge. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.