Repurposed Shutter Planter Boxes


I have a thing for shutters...doesn't everyone!? I pick them up at yard sales & flea markets whenever I see them even if I don't have a specific project in mind...I used a few from my stash to build (with a little help from my husband) some planter/anything boxes ~
A simple little project using shutters and fence pickets ~
The side pieces were cut the same height as the short sides of the shutter and the bottom piece was cut to fit between them...no rough edges on the sides and the seams end up on the bottom ~
We (my husband) used a nail gun to attach it all together...quick & easy!
These went together so quickly we may have got a little carried away making them...
All decked out for spring ~
Rustic shutter planter / anything boxes ~

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3 questions
  • Barbara
    on Mar 21, 2016

    I do love shutters! I love your window box, very clever idea! I hate the idea of investing in a nail gun and compressor though, any ideas how I can achieve the same without these tools?

    • Ambachmann
      on Mar 23, 2016

      Your welcome. Once you buy it, you can get any of the various sized staples it holds at Wal-Mart or home depot. That's where I have found the best prices.

  • Kaioverbeck
    on Mar 21, 2016

    Does the dirt fall thu the shutter openings?

    • Leemac
      on Feb 13, 2019

      You could staple weed blocker fabric to the inside to keep the dirt from coming out the slats.

  • Carol D
    on Mar 22, 2016

    Now I know what I can do with the 8 pair of shutters I have kept after I removed them from the windows. Now a question...what to do with the 6 pair of big shutters I removed from the outside of the windows?

    • Wla4520738
      on Mar 24, 2016

      You can get decorative hooks and hang necklaces and bracelets on them.

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  • Tonna
    on Jun 14, 2020

    These are so pretty! I just love the way they look with your plants, flowers...anything...great job! Thank you to you and your husband for sharing...😊 Tonna Chavez Ott

  • Chris Keating-Ingelse
    on Jun 14, 2020

    I used to have a boat load of shutters, that were all left behind in one of our many moves. I love these boxes, so I guess I'll have to go shutter hunting again! Thanks for the inspiration!

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