I measured the height, and then the circumference of the top and bottom of the pot.
Faux Wine Barrel Planter From Repurposed Fence Boards.
I grow my herbs in a large plastic pot that has seen better days. Years of Colorado sunshine had dried and cracked the edges. I'd already planted my herbs and I have some perinnials in the pot, so I didn't want to replace it.
I'm in the midst of replacing my fence, so I thought I'd repurpose some fence boards to cover the planter.
Step 1: Prep
I cut the boards to 18" lengths using a mitre saw.
The pot is narrower at the top than at the bottom, so I purposely chose a few boards that were split and tapered towards the bottom. To make a few more, I looked for boards with a strategically placed knots and broke them in half lengthwise.
Once the boards were cut to height, I laid them out on a work table and arranged for color variation. I inserted a tapered board spaced evenly among the boards. I taped my measuring tape to the work table with painters tape for ease of accuracy.
Using 4 lengths of floral wire salvaged from a holiday garland, I connected the boards by weaving them between the two wires - twisting twice between boards. I anchored the wires on screws at the end of the work table to maintain tension.
I wove the wires around the boards at the top and bottom until it was long enough to cover the pot.
To finish, I twisted the ends together on both ends.
To install, I wrapped the boards around the pot and twisted the wire ends together, cut off the extra wire ends and tucked them behind the boards for safety.