*This is a super late mother’s day post. We weren’t able to go visit our mom’s on mothers day so we were a little late finishing these gifts. Last weekend we finally were able to give these cute cedar planters away.
Months back Ana White posted plans for a cedar planter box made out of cedar fence boards. You should go check it out. These boxes are super simple and Ana even has a video to show you how to make them.
It really was simple. All I did was cut my fence boards down to size and gave them a really good sanding on one side.
The thing about cedar fence boards is that they are pretty rough. It took a while to sand them smooth but the really look great when you do. It’s well worth the time.
Then all it took was a small nail gun to assemble all the pieces.
My boards didn’t always meet perfectly but they were pretty easy to twist into place. They really are forgiving little boxes.
I started off with just two nails in each side and then came back and added a third in the center just in case.
After I slipped in the bottom board some of them fell through the bottom of the box. Since I wanted to use them as planter I just tacked the bottom in with a couple more nails. I think it actually works out pretty well since the gaps in the bottom will allow for water to drain out of the boxes.
It didn’t take too long and I had quite a little stack of boxes all made and ready to go.
Then all we had to do was add the flowers!
It was such a simple homemade project and I just love the size of these little planters.
I think everything looks better when it’s in a cute little cedar box.
Anyone else do some homemade projects for your mom’s or dad’s this year?