DIY Planter Boxes

DIY Planter Box Tutorial on { lilluna.com }
Hi I’m Ashley from Little Yellow Barn.
Both my mom and mother in-law are big gardeners soI decided to make a few of these for their gardens or homes. I love the idea of them, they pretty much can be used for anything! Flowers, utensil holder for parties, paintbrushes, beauty products in the bathroom, etc.
I chose to use pallet wood for these planter boxes because, well, I love pallets, but you can buy wood from any hardware or craft store if you don’t have pallets available or don’t want to spend the time tearing them apart. :) That alone is a task in itself!!
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Supplies:

Wood

Wood Glue

Nail Gun (opt.)

Nails

Hammer

Stain/Paint

Rag

Paint Brush

Knobs/Handles

How To

1. Cut wood to size: 3 long boards and 2 small for the ends.
2. Connect the side boards to the bottom using a little wood glue and nails all along the bottom.
3. Wood glue the small boards on both ends and secure again with nails. This helps to fully stabilize the box…
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Both boxes complete…
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4. Stain boxes either using a rag dipped in stain or a paintbrush. I used Minwax Dark Walnut.
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5. Wait for stain to dry.
6. Dip paintbrush VERY lightly in paint and brush the excess paint on a towel or paper plate (in my case :) ). Again, very lightly run the brush over the wood to give the dry brush look. Keep painting this way until you get the desired look and lightness.
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 (p.s.,  I don’t like acrylic paint for a project like this, it’s too thin. I prefer to just use regular paint if you have it!)
7. If necessary you can add a coat of poly (especially if they’ll be used outdoors).
8. Install hardware. And of course, my handles are from Hobby Lobby. :)
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DIY Planter Box Tutorial
I like to fill the planters with Mason Jars, stuffed with pretty much anything. They’re super cute as a centerpiece or even in your garden!
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WOW! I LOVE this. I think I NEED one… especially because I spied those blue jars at Target this week.
Great job, Ashley!
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ENJOY!
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  1. 1

    Cool Planter Boxes!. My favorite plant to grow in a box is the Pet TickleMe Plant. The TickleMe Plant will close its leaves and even lower its branches when you Tickle It!..

    http://www.ticklemeplant.com

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    Love these.
    I love pallet wood too. You should really tried a stain made of steel wool and vinegar. It works amazing on pallet wood to give it that weathered grey look!

  4. 5

    Such a great tutorial! I might make one of these as a Christmas gift (and one for myself). Love having extra pallets lying around! Thanks for this post.
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  5. 6

    Hi there! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a team
    of volunteers and starting a new project in a community in the same niche.
    Your blog provided us valuable information to work on.
    You have done a extraordinary job!
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