- Feb 19, 2018 7:15 pm
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:
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.
I used a nail gun to attach the boards to each other (see the diagrams below):
First, I attached the 2 smaller sides (B) to the bottom inside board (A).
Next, I attached the longer sides (C) to the bottom inside board (A).
Lastly, I use the nail gun to add a few more supporting nails to the sides (B and C) to hold them together (see diagram below):
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.
Just so you can see how easily you can change the look, here’s a picture of the planter on our table at Christmas time.
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