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DIY Copper & Wood Planter

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I wanted a planter for my Fall Mums but I didn't want to spend a lot on it. I also didn't want the boring planters I kept seeing in the stores.
  • diy copper wood planter, container gardening, crafts, gardening
As is my usual process, I started riffling through all of my junk, ahem, I mean important and organized things. I wound up with some Cedar wood shims I had leftover from my Fall Sunburst Wreath, a cast off Amazon box and 4 copper pipe holders leftover from my Double-tiered Wood Slice Serving Platter.
  • diy copper wood planter, container gardening, crafts, gardening
I tucked the flaps inside the box to make it a little sturdier then I laid a few shims along one side of the box to see how long I needed them. I marked them with a pencil then trimmed the thin side of the shim with a pair of kitchen shears. Don't laugh, they worked like a charm!
Once I had all of the shims trimmed down to size I added a little E6000 to the backs and stuck them on the box, alternating then end to thick end to add some interest. Once that dried for a few minutes I flipped the box so that I could see the inside and used my stapler to really make the shims stay in place. Repeat this process all around the box.
After stapling the shims in place I lined the box with a thick black trash bag. I knew I wanted to protect the cardboard from water damage but I also had no intention of planting directly into the box. I'll talk more about that soon.
  • diy copper wood planter, container gardening, crafts, gardening
Once the box was all lined I flipped it over and glued the copper "hairpin legs" on. Seriously, these little copper pipe holders look just like hair pin legs and I've thought of 100 projects to use them on! I hot glued the copper legs on but then I also stapled them in place. They aren't going anywhere!!
I love how it turned out! Hope on over to the blog for more Fall front porch photos and more details!

To see more: http://houseologie.com/diy-copper-wood-box/

Got a question about this project?

  • Mini Mo
    Mini Mo Walnut Cove, NC
    on Sep 30, 2015

    where do you get "SHIMS" , may I ask?

    • Renata
      Renata Hermiston, OR
      on Sep 30, 2015

      @Mini Mo Herdware stores such as Home Depot , Lowes , Ace sell them by the box full.

  • Mini Mo
    Mini Mo Walnut Cove, NC
    on Sep 30, 2015

    Thanks so much .. I think I'll try this....=)

  • Patty Johnson
    Patty Johnson Eastman, GA
    on Oct 1, 2015

    What other projects can those type of kegs be used for ? I'm tossing some of my old medical 'helpers', and have these legs on 2 of them.. thanks PJ ☆

  • Patty Johnson
    Patty Johnson Eastman, GA
    on Oct 1, 2015

    Legs.. not kegs..

  • V Valencia
    V Valencia Downey, CA
    on Oct 1, 2015

    This box looks great!

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