Last week, we posted a preview of some fun projects and ideas for preparing your home for guests this holiday season. We’ve got the first tutorial for you today!
Set two of these planters on your front porch to greet your guests, or place a couple on the back porch for toasty evenings by the fire. Either way, your guests will love them. These fall planters are the perfect outdoor fall decoration.
Now, on to the tutorial!
- CedarSafe Aromatic Cedar Tongue and Groove Planks or CedarBerry Hill Drawer Liners (depending on size of the plant).
- A Saw
- Glue (We used Loctite Power Grab All-Purpose Glue)
- A Measuring Tape and Pencil
- 1″ x 2″ Wood Scraps
- Brad Nailer or Drill
Start by determining the height and width of your planter. Our flowers came in a 9″ x 9″ plastic planter. We wanted our planter box to be a little taller than that, so we cut 12 13″ lengths of planking (3 for each side). When the planter was finished, we put some spare stone pavers at the bottom to bring the plant up.
When you have all 12 pieces cut to the right length, it’s time to glue each side together. Use scrap plank pieces as a backing.
Once you’ve done this for all four sides of your planter, wait a couple of hours for your glue to fully dry.
After each side is dry, cut 4 1″ x 2″ wood pieces a few inches shorter than your planter to create corners. Since the planks are so thin, we will use the 1″ x 2″ boards to connect each side.
Using either a brad nailer or screws, connect one planter side to the first 1″ x 2″. Then connect another planter side to the adjacent 1″ x 2″ side as shown below. Do this for the three remaining corners.
Now you can drop the store bought planter directly into the cedar planter you’ve just created for the perfect outdoor fall decoration! Be sure to like us on Facebook to get updates on the other tutorials we have coming for you, and leave us a comment if you decide to make your own cedar planters!