A DIY wooden carpenter’s toolbox is super versatile for home decor! Try one out as a farmhouse style planter with this super simple tutorial.
Hey, friends! It’s Monthly DIY Challenge time again! If you’re new to the challenge you can read all about it and browse previous month’s projects here.
Our theme for May is: flower pots/planters.
For this challenge I decided to turn my DIY carpenter’s toolbox into a planter. I’ve seen similar things at home decor stores but you can make it for way less at home!
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Tools & Materials:
- 1×6 board
- table saw
- nail gun and nails
- 3/4 spade bit
- assorted glass bottles
- stems of your choice (I used eucalyptus but flowers would be beautiful too)
I just cut my pieces to what size I wanted my toolbox to be. The length is 2 feet long and the sides are 8 inches tall. I just cut the corners of the end pieces at an angle and used the spade bit to drill holes in each one.
Then I nailed all of the pieces together and stained it using Minwax Special Walnut. I placed glass bottles inside and filled each one with a couple eucalyptus stems I bought from Trader Joe’s.
You could fill it with little potted flowers or other plants too! I’ve even used mason jars that I filled with fresh cut flowers. It’s super versatile.
Don’t miss any of the planter projects from the rest of the Monthly DIY Challenge group. Check them all out below.