Wood Planter Box

Project designed by: KariAnne Wood

Description

The planters in your garden may be showing signs of wear and tear after a rough winter, but there’s no need to spend a lot of time or money on new ones. You can create inexpensive, trendy planter boxes with a few pieces of wood and some Krazy Glue®. Let your arrangements soak up the sun or bring your box inside and fill it with artificial flowers for beautiful décor without the upkeep.

Supplies

  • Krazy Glue
  • Three 8-foot lengths of 3/4" square trim
  • Four feet of 1 x 2" pine wood boards
  • Two feet of jute twine

Steps

  1. Cut lengths of trim for planter. You will need six 24" sections and six 9" sections.
  2. Cut boards for base. Cut two lengths of board 22 1/2" long.
  3. Start first level of planter. Lay the two pine boards as your base. Place two of the 9" sections perpendicular to the boards forming a rectangle. Leave approximately an inch overhang with the boards as shown. Use Krazy Glue to glue in place. Let dry.
  4. Continue with second layer. Place 2 of the 24" sections parallel to the base boards & perpendicular to the glued 9" sections. Leave approximately an inch overhang with the boards as shown. Use Krazy Glue to glue in place. Let dry.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4. Continue layering sections of molding. Use Krazy Glue to glue in place. Let dry.
  6. Wind jute twine. Wind the jute twine around the ends of the overhang. Use Krazy Glue to glue ends in place.
  7. Fill with metal bucket. Place metal or plastic buckets inside the planter and fill with fresh flowers.