Spruce up your curb appeal with these easy to make DIY Planter Boxes for only $12 a piece! The dramatic difference it will be make will be well worth your effort towards this weekend project!
This weekend it rained the.entire.time – boo! But I didn’t let it stop me from getting a few projects done. One of which I’m going to share today… $12 DIY Planter Boxes that my 2 year old son and I built (p.s. I’m 36 weeks pregnant).
I followed the plans from Ana White found HERE:
You can also see Shanty-2-Chic’s take on it HERE:
The project is soooo easy IF you have a Kreg Jig. I finally used mine for the first time. My wonderful hubby bought it for me back in October for my birthday but with moving into a new house, being pregnant and having a billion other things to do I just hadn’t gotten around to taking it out of the box. -Let me just say, I did not know what I was missing!
Either 2 – 1×6 @ 8 feet long OR 3 – 1×4 @ 8 feet long **I used 1×4 furring strips @ 8 feet long
2 – 1×2 furring strips @ 8 feet long
1 – 2×2 @ 8 feet long
4 craft finials like THESE
1 ¼” pocket hole screws like THESE
***p.s. I had Lowe’s cut all of my wood at the store – makes it way easier on this preggo mama not having to run the saws at home!!
NOTE: If 2 – 1×6 x8’ boards are cheaper than 3 – 1×4 x 8’ boards, use three rows of 1x6s instead of four rows of 1×4 for the sides. I’d also make the legs 20” long instead of 18”.
1 ¼” finish nails
Hardware cloth, tar paper or other material or plastic planter for containing soil on slats
4 – 2×2 @ 18” long (legs)
16 – 1×4 @ 15 ¾” OR 12 – 1×6 @ 15 ¾” (sides)
10 – 1×2 @ 15 ¾” (bottom slat system)
I have this one. The Kreg Jig K4 Master System
I used my Kreg to create those holes (pocket holes) on the 1x4s – lost those pictures somehow, sorry!
See these pretty pocket holes? They make this thing go together like a box kit!
On my 2×2 I measured down 1.5″ and marked it off. I wanted my top board to start below the mark.
I used this
library book as a spacer to help make my boards even/in the middle on the 2×2. I used the square Kreg drill bit with the Kreg Pocket Hole Course Screws (they are pre-drilling so you don’t have to pre-drill holes in the 2×2 – such a time saver!!)
We then pre-drilled and screwed in 1 1×2 cleat on each of the two completed sides. You will build 2 of these sides.
Next turn your completed side up and start attaching the boards for the next side. Continue until you have a square!
Pre-drill holes in the top of the 2x2s for the finials
I bought these on clearance at Lowes about 2 months ago for $0.98 a pack! Twist them by hand into the pre-drilled holes
Lay the 1x2s along the bottom cleats
Grab stain or paint and make them beautiful!
I placed one on either side of my garage door
I would love for you to PIN this and email me pictures of the planters you create!!
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