How to Make Cute Christmas Planters Out of Reclaimed Wood

3 Materials
3 Hours

I've been looking to put something different on my porch this year. I wanted something to hold some greenery and berries for Christmas and Winter.

I found a section of fence we had and some pallet wood I could use, and then got creating!

Making the fence section

1. Make the fence section

I started with a small section of the fencing. I decided to use just a two-post section for the back.

Prepping the pallet wood

2. Prep the pallet wood pieces

I used some pallet wood pieces we had cut off the pallet. They are 16" high. I used smaller pieces of wood and glued two pieces together. These will be the sides. I did four of these to make two sides for each planter.

Nailing the pieces together

3. Nail the pieces together

Then I used the nail gun and nailed the sides on. Yes I conquered my fear of the nail gun! It was actually fun!

Adding the front pieces

4. Add front pieces

Then I just cut my pallet boards to the width I needed to make a front. I nailed them on working from bottom to top.

DIY planter box

5. Fill & decorate

I'm ready to fill these up with some Christmas greens and decorations.

Christmas planter made from reclaimed wood

I added some bittersweet and some dollar-store berries. And then my DIY enamelware bells from the dollar store.

DIY Christmas planters

DIY Christmas planters

What do you think of these Christmas planters? The planter boxes are really versatile. I can see them with pots of pansies in the Spring.

DIY Christmas Decorations

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