DIY recycled planter boxes.
I've been wanting planter boxes for some time now. Our house is tiny and we hardly have a patch of grass let alone a garden. I fell in love with some planter boxes at the hardware store one lazy Sunday but Tav quickly told me those were overpriced and he would make some instead.
- Old wooden pallets from a hardware store, usually these are free (check the wood isn't splitting, we learnt this the hard way)
- A drill if you're fancy, nails and hammer if you're old school, or nail glue if you're lazy
- Measuring tape
- A man (preferably handsome)
- A glass of wine and a chair
- get your man his tools and tell him what you want
- sit in your chair with your glass of wine and watch him figure out how to make them
- yell out random instructions at various times to feel as though you are contributing
- after an hour max, your planter box should be made!
Okay so I intended this to have proper instructions, but I lost track of what was going on (maybe it was the wine?) but Tav explained it's so simple that you don't need instructions. He basically pulled the pallet apart, and then re-nailed it back together in the shape of a box (but if you need more tips, there's heaps on Pinterest!). We lined the inside with a little polypropelene, and voila we had some cute wee planter boxes. I love that these are made from recycled wood. I'm, like, so eco chic ;)