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!
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, 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.
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.
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.
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).
Add a few mason jars and it really is the most perfect rustic, planter box!
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!).
What do you think? Is there something you’ve been crushing on for ages, but just haven’t got around to making?
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!!!