Have you seen the cute wooden planter boxes all over Pinterest?
I’ve pinned a bunch on my “Do It Myself” board. (you can pretty much predict my future posts by following this pinterest board)
I finally got around to making one, and guess what? It took me about 20 minutes (plus dry time).
Isn’t it cute? I LOVE IT!!!!
I found the best instructions of all the boxes I pinned was this one:
made by Amy from The Idea Room.
Would you like to make your own?
Here’s what you’ll need:
(these supplies will make a 31.5 x 7 x 3.5 inch box)
1- 1×4 6 foot long poplar wood board. Cut 2- 31.5 inch peices and 2- 5.5 inch peices
1- 1×6 wood board (this is the bottom so it doesn’t matter what kind of wood you use.) Cut 30 inches long
stain (I used Rustoleum American Walnut)
Start by gluing your end pieces (5.5 inch 1×4’s) to your side pieces (31.5 inch 1×4’s).
Do you see that other planter box in the back? Yeah, that was my test subject… I tried to use 2×4’s my husband had laying around. Needless to say, it turned out terrible, because the boards were all warped. So I made a trip to Lowe’s and got poplar wood, which is nice and straight and has crisp, square edges, and isn’t as warped as pine usually is.
Then glue your bottom peice in place. (30 inch 1×4).Clamp everything together.Let dry. Then stain. Or have Cinderella stain it for you.Then, once you realize you shouldn’t stain indoors, or let your daughter do it…. Take your project OUTSIDE, where it’s nice and airy, and stain the entire thing.
Once it’s all dry, you can seal it with polyurethane- I didn’t because I’m just using mine as a centerpiece on my table. If I were to actually plant flowers in it, or use it outside. I probably would have.
And then you can fill it with pretty things.
I just stuck a few sprigs of flowers (from the dollar store) in some mason jars, along with some crinkled up thingies.
I just LOVE the way it looks on my kitchen table.
I can envision this planter box transforming for every holiday… Filled with little pumpkins and berries for fall or sparkly ornaments for Christmastime. The possibilities are endless with this cute thing.
And by the way, the supplies to build this baby only set me back about $13.00. Not too bad, I’d say.
(The poplar board alone was $9.43, so you could really do this a lot cheaper by using a white wood board, which is only about $3.00, and as long as it isn’t warped, I bet it wouldn’t look much different than mine.)