Spring has arrived, and this wood planter box is the perfect craft to make for your spring herbs, flowers, or other small plants.
Learn how to make a simple DIY wood planter box using wood shims. This simple, small wooden box is perfect for spring plants or herbs.
DIY Wood Planter Box
I love crafting with wood shims. They’re inexpensive and so versatile. You can buy them for a few dollars at your local home improvement store. They’re thin enough that you don’t need power tools – you can just cut them with a razor blade or craft knife.
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Supplies Needed for this Project
Tutorial: Make a DIY Wood Planter Box
- Start by measuring your small terracotta pots. Keep in mind the width of the tops and the height of the pots, so your planter box has the right dimensions.
- Build the base and the walls of your box. Important: This base was three wood shims wide, but I used six wood shims. Each wall was two wood shims tall, but I used four wood shims. This means that you will have to double up your wood shims.
- Since each wood shim has a thick and a thin end, stack two wood shims at a time. Secure two wood shims together at a time using both a dab of hot glue at each end as well as E6000. The hot glue provides instant adhesion while you work, but the E6000 will give you better, long-lasting results.
- Cut down the thick end of four wood shims to serve at the short walls of the planter.
- Secure all of the walls using both types of glue. Add a dab of hot glue on each end, and then fill in the middle of each wood shim with E6000.
- Wait 24 hours for the E6000 to fully dry.
- Fill the terracotta pots with faux greenery or small plants like succulents or herbs.
You can easily stain or paint your wood shim planter box, but it also looks nice unfinished.
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