With the crazy North Carolina weather we’ve been having the past few months, we’ve had more than a few trees come down on our property. While our wood pile is stacked high and ready for plenty of fire pits during the coming summer months, I’m still discovering that we’ve got an endless supply of tree pieces that can be turned into fun crafts. Since the hubs loves nothing more than using his chainsaw to help me create art, we’ve been coming up with functional ways to use our wood and recently, I discovered that pieces of wood can quickly and easily be re-purposed into adorable DIY Rustic Wooden Flower Planters.
So, how did I settle on this idea. Well, this year I was a little late picking out flowers and filling all the planters in my home. Since I lost most of my plants last year to a cold streak, I’ve just been putting things off. But over the weekend, the hubs and I stocked up on bright and beautiful flowers to add beauty to our home. As I pulled out my glass planters from last year, I was sad to see that several of them had broken. I began preparing to head back to the store but then my hubby put on his crafty hat and asked why we didn’t just make some planters of our own. With a few easy steps and a little chainsaw crafting, we were able to create adorable wooden flower planters that fit in just right with the rustic look of our home. Here’s how we made them.
What You Will Need
Large Round Unfinished Pieces of Wood
Sand Paper and a Brush
How to Make It
Once we had selected and cut our perfect piece of wood to the length that I wanted for our front porch coffee table, we were ready to begin work.
To start, the hubs cut a section of wood off the bottom of our piece so that our wooden flower planter would sit flat on the table.
Next, he cut slits one inch from the end of each side of our log, making them deep enough to go about half way through the wood.
With the end slits made, he used his chain saw to cut angles on the side, cutting down into the wood and creating the shape of a bowl in our wooden flower planter.
Once he had finished cutting, he used a small hatchet to loosen the middle piece of wood so that he could easily pull it out.
At this point there were some jagged edges so he continued to use the hatchet to cut away and loose pieces and finish hollowing out the bowl of our wooden flower planters.
Once he had the shape perfected, he used sand paper and a brush to clean up any loose pieces and make sure there was a smooth finish to our craft.
After handing our freshly made rustic wooden flower planters to me, he was done with his part or the job and it was my turn to get to planting! To start, I filled up the bowl of our wooden flower planters about half full with potting soil.
Then, one at a time, I added bright plants that fit in with the rustic look of our planter and our home.
Once I had filled the bowl of the wooden flower planters with my plants, I added a little more potting soil to the top and my fun project was complete!
I quickly carried my newly made wooden flower planters up to my porch and placed one on the waiting table and I have to say, it looked perfect!
With it’s rustic, woodsy feel and bright plants, it was a wonderful match for the feel of my porch and my home.
Now that I know how easy these DIY Rustic Wooden Flower Planters are to make, I’ll be getting the hubs help and churning out some more to set in various areas of my home!
They are just a perfectly adorable way to add flavor to our outdoors with a unique take on flower planters that’s anything but boring!
Where ever you plan to plant flowers this Spring, try making one of our DIY Rustic Wooden Flower Planters for a fun and easy look that fits in with any decor!
Now tell me, what type of flowers would you plant in your own wooden flower planter?