Pallet Wood Planter Box: Create a DIY Planter

In Get Inspired, Tutorials by gene howard

Supplies Needed

To create your own pallet wood planter box, be sure to gather the following items. These items can be purchase directly from Amy Howard at Home, or from your local Amy Howard at Home retailer. To find an Amy Howard at Home retailer near you, visit our retailers page.

Items needed from Amy Howard at Home:

Other items needed:

 

Amy Howard at Home - Creating a Pallet Wood Planter Box

Step 1

Making the box: measure the pallet wood planks to desired lengths with tape measure and mark length. Our pallet wood planter is 23” long and 5 ¼” tall and will hold 4-4.5” terra cotta pots. Using a saw, cut planks to length (2 sides and bottom). Measure and cut 2 end pieces. Apply glue and tape joints together to hold planks in place while glue dries. Use a wet rag to clean off excess glue. Allow to dry 6 hours.

Amy Howard at Home - Creating a Pallet Wood Planter Box

Step 2

Remove tape and lightly sand edges as needed. Shake Better with Age and apply liberally on wood with Chip Brush. Lightly wipe off excess of the Better with Age so that it is not dripping.

Amy Howard at Home - Creating a Pallet Wood Planter Box

Amy Howard at Home - Creating a Pallet Wood Planter Box

Step 3

Allow to dry for approximately 30 minutes to a vintage weathered look.

Amy Howard at Home - Creating a Pallet Wood Planter Box

Step 4

Using container, mix Venetian Plaster with water to consistency of thick pancake batter. This would be a ratio of 1 part water to 1 part Venetian Plaster. But add a little more of one or the other to get thickness.

Amy Howard at Home - Creating a Pallet Wood Planter Box

Amy Howard at Home - Creating a Pallet Wood Planter Box

Amy Howard at Home - Creating a Pallet Wood Planter Box

Step 5

Brush Venetian Plaster mixture over the entire exterior of the box, one side at a time.

Amy Howard at Home - Creating a Pallet Wood Planter Box

Step 6

Using metal putty knife, scrape off excess Venetian Plaster from each side of box. Remove Venetian Plaster build up from putty knife with a rag.

Amy Howard at Home - Creating a Pallet Wood Planter Box

Amy Howard at Home - Creating a Pallet Wood Planter Box

Step 7

Allow Venetian Plaster to dry for approximately 1 hour. Then lightly sand entire areas where Venetian Plaster was applied.

Amy Howard at Home - Creating a Pallet Wood Planter Box

Amy Howard at Home - Creating a Pallet Wood Planter Box

Step 8

Apply stencil on the side of box and apply Gilding Size in the stencil with art brush according to directions on label.

Amy Howard at Home - Creating a Pallet Wood Planter Box

Step 9

After Gilding Size comes to tack (approximately 15 minutes), apply Copper Leaf over Gilding Size.

Amy Howard at Home - Creating a Pallet Wood Planter Box

Amy Howard at Home - Creating a Pallet Wood Planter Box

Step 10

Lightly pounce the Copper Leaf with Chip Brush to secure it to the Gilding Size. Brush off excess Copper Leaf with same Chip Brush.

Amy Howard at Home - Creating a Pallet Wood Planter Box

Step 11

Carefully remove stencil.

Amy Howard at Home - Creating a Pallet Wood Planter Box

Amy Howard at Home - Creating a Pallet Wood Planter Box

Now your planter box is ready for your potted plants and, of course, Enjoy the Bragging RightsTM!

 

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