Monthly DIY Challenge: Scrap Wood and Mason Jar Planter Box


Hello my friends and welcome to another Monthly DIY Challenge!

I absolutely love teaming up with my talented bloggy friends each month to see the different ideas we can come up with from the very same starting point!

Scrap Wood Projects
 

As you can see, this month’s theme was scrap wood and, for once, I knew just what I was going to make …
 

Scrap Wood and Mason Jar Planter Box

I'm not sure about you, but every time I see one of these lovely planter boxes, I tell myself that I'm going to make one too ... and then life gets busy and my good intentions go out the window.  Well my friends, no more!  This project is SO simple, there's no excuse to make one for yourself this weekend!!!
 

I’m not sure about you, but every time I see one of these lovely planter boxes, I tell myself that I’m going to make one too … and then life gets busy, it’s time to make dinner or clean the bathrooms or I just want to collapse on the couch and I quickly forget all about it until the next time I see one. Well, my friends, I’m pining this one no more! This month’s Challenge was the perfect opportunity to FINALLY make my very own planter box!

I stated by raiding our pile of scrap wood in the garage. Hubs and I both have issues getting rid of things that we deem “perfectly good”, and this is where our perfectly good wood ends up.

Scrap Wood and Mason Jar Planter Box | making it in the mountains
 

I’ve also had these pretty blue mason jars tucked away in a cupboard for ages (don’t ask me where I found them because I can’t, for the life of me, remember!) and I just knew they’d pair perfectly inside that wood box! We lined the jars up and measured out how long the box would need to be for them all to fit with just a bit of extra around the edges.

Scrap Wood and Mason Jar Planter Box | making it in the mountains
 

After cutting down some 1×4’s to size, hubs simply nailed them together to form a box with the inside measurements of 16″ long by 3 1/2″ wide.

Scrap Wood and Mason Jar Planter Box | making it in the mountains
 

Once it was all put together, I sanded down all of the edges and corners to soften the look and add a bit of a vintage look.

Then, to finish it all off, I coated it with some Minwax Stain in Driftwood (*affiliate link).

Scrap Wood and Mason Jar Planter Box | making it in the mountains

Scrap Wood and Mason Jar Planter Box | making it in the mountains

Scrap Wood and Mason Jar Planter Box | making it in the mountains
 

Add a few mason jars and it really is the most perfect rustic, planter box!

Scrap Wood and Mason Jar Planter Box | making it in the mountains

Scrap Wood and Mason Jar Planter Box | making it in the mountains

Scrap Wood and Mason Jar Planter Box | making it in the mountains

Scrap Wood and Mason Jar Planter Box | making it in the mountains

Scrap Wood and Mason Jar Planter Box | making it in the mountains

Scrap Wood and Mason Jar Planter Box | making it in the mountains

Scrap Wood and Mason Jar Planter Box | making it in the mountains

Scrap Wood and Mason Jar Planter Box | making it in the mountains

Scrap Wood and Mason Jar Planter Box | making it in the mountains

Scrap Wood and Mason Jar Planter Box | making it in the mountains

Scrap Wood and Mason Jar Planter Box | making it in the mountains

Scrap Wood and Mason Jar Planter Box | making it in the mountains

Scrap Wood and Mason Jar Planter Box | making it in the mountains
 

This was honestly SO easy that I can’t believe it took me this long to make it!

I can think of a zillion places to display this, but for now I think it looks pretty great on our dining room buffet table (which is due for a makeover soon!).

Scrap Wood and Mason Jar Planter Box | making it in the mountains

Scrap Wood and Mason Jar Planter Box | making it in the mountains
 
 

What do you think? Is there something you’ve been crushing on for ages, but just haven’t got around to making?

I'm not sure about you, but every time I see one of these lovely planter boxes, I tell myself that I'm going to make one too ... and then life gets busy and my good intentions go out the window.  Well my friends, no more!  This project is SO simple, there's no excuse to make one for yourself this weekend!!!

 
Now, I’m sure you’re just as excited as I am to check out these other fab scrap wood projects from my very favorite bloggy friends!



 

Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!!!

PS. You can find me sharing here and Savvy Southern Style.

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66 thoughts on “Monthly DIY Challenge: Scrap Wood and Mason Jar Planter Box

  1. Love how easy and cute this is!! Those mason jars are gorgeous and add the perfect pop of color and don’t even get me started on those peonies 😉

  2. This is seriously the most adorable little planter box ever! The colors of everything (the wood, the jars, the flowers) just pair so well together! I could definitely use something like this to grace my kitchen table! Just wish I had peonies growing in my yard – sadly I have none. *tears!*

    1. You are just too sweet Erica! Thank you!!! I am thrilled with how this turned out! And our little secret: I actually picked up the peonies at the grocery store as mine are not even close to blooming yet 😉

  3. It is so funny that you said you’ve wanted to make one for so long and never did because that is exactly like me! I have pinned dozens of them and each season I plan to make one…and yet I don’t. Yours looks great! I love the blue jars with it, too. Great job!

  4. I love planter boxes and have wanted one for soo long! Yours is perfect, Kristi! And the flowers are gorgeous!

  5. Love this and how simple it is to make. I wanted a planter box like this for a party, but didn’t think about making one, thanks for this easy tutorial Kristi!

  6. Kristi, this is so cute! I love the contrast between the wood and the blue jars and the pink flowers. Thanks for linking up at the Weekend Blog Hop on My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

  7. What a great project! I have tons of scrap wood that I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with and this is perfect! And your blue jars look great in it!

  8. This is so cute. I have been wanting to make one of these for so long but just haven’t done it. I really need to get around to it. You may it look so easy. Thank you for sharing at Motivational Monday Link Party. I can’t wait to see what you share this week too.

    Bethany from The Southern Couture

  9. Love those pink and white flowers in the blue mason jars… so pretty! I love those planter boxes too, and always think I need to make one too, since it’s so easy, maybe I need to get on that. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you SO much Sarah! I’m thrilled to finally have one and now that I know how quick it was to whip up, I might just have to make a few more too 😉

  10. I love this project! And, I have all the supplies needed to make it. Thanks for adding one more thing to my “to do” list! Have a great weekend.

  11. Hey Kristi! Just wanted to let you know that I chose your post as my feature pick for the Merry Monday link party! Hope you’ll link up with us again this week!

  12. I’m in love with this! Thank you for sharing this with us! Pinned and tweeted! I hope to see you at tonight’s party. We are always so impressed with your creations and can’t wait to see them! Lou Lou Girls

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