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Spring is here! This year make your own DIY Planter Box and smell the flowers all season!
One of the best things about spring is the flowers! Living in Texas for most of my life I associate spring with bluebonnets and other wildflowers dominating the sides of the highway. Now that I live in Oregon, spring means cherry blossoms and many other gorgeous flowering trees.
Taking photos in the flowers is one of my favorite ways to welcome spring. If you’re in Texas, there is definitely a ‘prime’ bluebonnet photo time-frame and it doesn’t last long. Same for the cherry blossoms in Portland! In either location, friends talking about the best spots for photos become a main topic of conversation and everyone shares their photo taking tips.
Of course I don’t just enjoy the flowers outdoors in the spring, I want to have flowers indoors as well. So I’m making a DIY planter box for enjoying the flowers all spring long.
DIY Planter Box
I started with a pre-made wooden box, but one that was unfinished. The one that I got is a bit longer and will look great running down the center of a dining room table.
I started by spray painting my box with a light brown, technically ‘nutmeg’, color. I sprayed in coats according to the directions on the label, and allowed the paint to dry in between layers. Once the brown base color was fully dried I stenciled on my ‘cloudless’ blue details. I went with a chevron stencil but held the stencil sideways to make sort of arrow shapes.
I did both of the longer sides of my planter box, but I didn’t do the shorter ends. Once my planter box was painted I could add my flowers. Because this is a wooden planter box, rather than putting soil in the box and planting directly in it I’m using potted plants. Then my planter box can be used indoors as a centerpiece.
I picked up 4 of the same potted flowers to put into my planter box and they fit perfectly. Some faux green garland wrapped around the base of the plants gives the planter box a grassy look.
I love how the flowers look like they are growing up through the grass!
This spring we are planning to smell the flowers! And I’ll be taking plenty of wildflower photos all season long.