Farmhouse Box DIY

Belle Jaeger
by Belle Jaeger
3 Materials
45 Minutes

What do I love more than sunflower seeds? It’s gifting! I love making cute little gifts for special occasions. The look on peoples faces when you give them something adorable and unexpected, is the best! I love that! This post is a little farmhouse box DIY fun using some adorable wood planter boxes!

Some simple wooden boxes with farmhouse flair! And I just had to share so you can be the coolest when you’re trying to come up with a cute gift or you just want a wooden box to help organize or decorate your countertop!

cutting board box

I came across these simple & inexpensive, unfinished wood boxes. 

Who doesn’t like getting a cute gift in some really cool packaging? 

The box 

they are natural- raw wood. By raw I mean that they will need some sanding prior to anything. I did some sanding prior to painting and a little bit more sanding after I was done.

I painted some black and some in white. After creating some designs and cutting some vinyl lettering, we were ready for cuteness overload! The boxes are actually planter boxes and come with a thin plastic liner but the possibilities for fun with these boxes are endless, you can pretty much do anything.


  1. Buy your  box!
  2. Sand it down
  3. Paint it (2 coats of any acrylic/your choice paint color)
  5. Add antiquing medium throughout
  6. Seal with spray sealant

After customizing them, I filled the boxes with a dishtowel, a pepper-mill (the name of our B&B), jellies, you name it! They turned out adorable!

This design I did is a combination of the year our home was built (1883), plus some French lettering that says “cutting boards”. Just because I love anything French! Then “farmhouse” on the flip side! 

This dual sided box gives you an option to change the look… just flip it for a different look!

A beautiful and unique easy DIY box to contain, organize or gift!

You can even customize and just add a family name for a personal touch!

If gifting, you can fill it with all kinds of goodies!


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  • Melinda Record Melinda Record on Sep 06, 2020

    Adorable, fun and functional. Your wood boxes are ideal for organizing stuff and for gift giving. And your stenciling is perfect in adding that special and personal touch that looks so nice in any decor.

    Thank you for sharing and inspiring!!