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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

{DIY} Planter box from scrap wood

This past Easter I included a few packets of flower seeds in my daughter's Easter basket.  She always enjoys picking flowers, so I thought it would be fun for her to plant and grow a small flower garden of her own.  With our yard a mess, I decided to build her a small flower box just for her flower seeds.

You may have noticed this little wood box when I shared my Pallet workbench.

I used some extra wood we had laying around to build the box.  I actually got the wood from my neighbor who knows I'm a hoarder of project material.  Before he got rid of it he asked if I wanted the extra pieces and of course I said "YES!".  I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I don't turn down free wood.
I also picked up one shoe storage box ($0.88 at Wal-mart) and a pack of L brackets.  
Once I had all the wood pieces cut, I sprayed them green and screwed them together using 8 corner brackets.   I made sure the screws went in just under the lip of the plastic container to hold it in place.
I then stenciled "Paige's Flowers" on the front of the box.
I wanted to put a few rocks in the bottom of the container, so the kids and I took a trip to the backyard stream to get some rocks.   Before I layered the rocks I drilled three holes in the bottom for the water to drain then placed coffee filters over the holes.

A few weeks later and the seeds are already sprouting.
I just hope those little green seedlings actually grow into flowers!


  1. What a great project for scrap wood! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2014/06/diyers-5.html

  2. I was wondering if you put a bottom in the box because I don't see one inf the pictures? And if it does, did you put drain holes in it also?

    1. Hi Andrea! I did not add wood to the bottom of the box. I just used the plastic storage box and yes, I did drill three holes in the plastic box. There should be a picture that shows the holes in the plastic. I hope that helps :)