Summer planters

14 Jul

My husband said to me one day that he would like a rustic wooden planter and I thought “how hard can that be?” A quick shop around B&Q and I found the wood and nails I needed with a nice pot of Cornflower Blue outdoors paint. 

The tutorial for doing it is only being explained here as I only have the two end pieces photographed as I thought too late to take more. 

1. Measure and cut wood to know how many planks you need – 4 per side then how high you would like it.

2. Place planks on your designated leg wood and cut out, either leaving space for feet or flat on the floor

3. Cut legs to size.

4. Nail in wood to legs – a handy tip is that if you find the wood harder to nail when doing a different side, it helps to rest the leg on a side edge to stop it moving and when connecting the final piece, having a big bit of wood inside to hammer against. Always be careful with hammers as you can and may hit your finger!

5. Size up the bottom and nail in the base 

6. PAINT! You can go more down to earth like the cornflower blue or…brighten up your garden with a fantastic pink!!!



After having more of a practice with these, I am hoping to hit a craft fair for the first time ever with a few of them 


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