Repurposed Shutter Planter Boxes

Diana Wearing
by Diana Wearing
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 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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  • Barbara 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?
  • Kaioverbeck Kaioverbeck on Mar 21, 2016
    Does the dirt fall thu the shutter openings?
  • Carol D 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?
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  • Tonna 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 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!