I love all the beautiful farmhouse planters I’ve seen in all the magazines and on farmhouse decor blogs. I wanted to make one for myself but I really loved the mercury glass candle holders I was already using on the table. So, I did want any DIY person would do – I built a planter to fit the mercury glass candle holders. Now, I can combine candlelight with flowers – perfect, right!
I’ve seen a lot of these farmhouse planters with a word or phrase on them too. I decided on “love one another” for ours. If you want to use the same phrase just leave me a comment and I’ll be happy to email it to you.
I love that I can change out the flowers and end up with a whole new look. Below is an image of what we did over Christmas.
To make this, here’s what I used:
- Table Saw: Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Portable Tabletop Saw with Steel Rip Fence, Miter Gauge, and 7 Accessories – RK7323
- Some leftover 3/4-in Birch Plywood we got from Lowes.
- Linen Chalk Paint – Rust-Oleum 285140 Ultra Matte Interior Chalked Paint 30 oz, Linen White
- Blue/Green Chalk Paint – FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Furniture & Craft Paint in Assorted Colors (2 oz), 36307 Cascade
- Mercury Glass Candle Holders – these are similar in size to what I have (I got mine from Hobby Lobby a while back). V-More Silver Large Mercury Glass Candle Holder Votive Candle Holder Tealight Holder 4.5-inch Tall for Home Decor Wedding Party Celebration (Set of 3)
- Artificial Flowers – you might like something like this: Luyue 7 Branch 21 Heads Artificial Silk Fake Flowers Leaf Rose Wedding Floral Decor Bouquet,Pack of 2 (Pink coffee)
- Nail gun & brad nails – Ryobi P320 Airstrike 18 Volt One+ Lithium Ion Cordless Brad Nailer (Battery Not Included, Power Tool Only)
Note: always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper use and safety requirements when using any of the tools listed above.
Now, this was a custom build to accommodate my mercury glass candle holders so this might not be the size you want to make but, I’ve included the dimensions below.
Here’s my cut list:
A – 1 @ 15.5″ x 6.25″ (bottom inside)
B – 2 @ 7″ x 5″
C – 2 @ 15.5″ x 5″
Letters are for reference in diagrams below when assembling.
If you are cutting the boards yourself, be sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper use and safety requirements for the tools you are using.
Once I cut the pieces, I sanded the edges down a little – the plywood I used already had a smooth surface.
When using a nail gun, be sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper use and safety requirements for the nail gun you are using.
Once I had it assembled, I painted the outside with the Linen white chalk paint. I left the inside the natural wood color.
If you have any questions, post them in the comments below and I’ll be happy to answer them.
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