I am so excited to share this easy and beautiful project! It is probably one of my very favorite projects I’ve shared with you. My husband and I both came up with the idea, and he helped me build it.
It is a lovely distressed planter box that is made out of some old wood that we had that was just waiting to be used! We used some of this wood on our Baby Food Jar Wood Vase & Candleholder, and we had just enough left to make this planter box. The wood was already old and distressed, so I was lucky that we didn’t have to do anything extra to it.
If you don’t have any old wood lying around, don’t be discouraged, you can still make this! You can use new wood, and it will look great as is. You can distress it by sanding, or adding some stain or brown paint over the top of some watered down white paint. There are many tutorials out there to distress wood that you could follow.
- Wood- We used three long pieces that were about 2 feet long (one for each side and one for the base), and then two shorter pieces (for the ends).
- L brackets and screws
- Dried coconut husks (Walmart- comes in a bowl shape in the garden section)
- Flowers or plants
The great thing about using old, distressed wood, is that your measurements don’t have to be too exact or perfect. The imperfections of the wood make this project very forgiving!
Screw in the L brackets to hold the wood together with your drill. We used 14 brackets for this planter box, but ours is very long (about 2 feet long), so you may not need that many.
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