Easy Wooden Flower Box With Handle
MAKE THIS SUPER EASY WOODEN FLOWER BOX WITH A HANDLE FOR $10
Can y’all tell I have been all about the planters lately! I cant help it, when it starts to get pretty out I want to make the pretty things for the outdoors.
I have been swooning over these flower boxes with the handles for a while but they are so darn expensive, so I figured it was time to try a DIY version. The fact that this month’s At Home DIY Challenge is a “make it cheaper than you can buy it” project is a happy coincidence ?.
- (1) Board of Pine Plywood
- Wooden Closet Rod
- Lattice or Paint Sticks
- Gorilla Glue
- Paint or Stain
- Faux Plants
Full disclosure I already had all of the supplies so this project cost me $0 to make. The closet rod is leftover from the DIY curtain rods & bracket project, the lattice from the 1/2 bathroom board & batten makeover, & the plywood pieces were leftovers from the wooden sign DIY. But if you have no scrap wood it will still be a super budget savvy project!
- The first step is to cut out the two side pieces & base for the box. Cut the plywood into three 2ft by 6in strips.
2. Next, I used a square to draw an outline of the shape I wanted for my side pieces. The circle at the top is where I traced around the closet rod so I would have an idea of how it would all look.
3. Cut out the outline using a jigsaw. Don’t worry if it’s not super smooth or perfect because sanding will fix it!
4. This Ryobi sander is my favorite & makes cleaning up the edges a breeze.
5. Use your finished side piece to trace out the second side & cut it the same way.
6. Once both sides are cut its time to attach them to the base. I attached my sides using Gorilla Glue & also 2 nails because I wanted it to be super solid.
7. Next measure & cut the wooden closet rod. Attach it the same way with glue & nails.
8. Now its time to attach the slats. I used scrap lattice pieces but small paint sticks would work great too! You can either stack them on top of one another or add some space in-between. To make sure all my spacing was even I just used the edge of the square. Attach each one with a small finishing nail, no glue this time.
9. Finally, I just gave the whole thing two coats of white Rust-Oleum spray paint!