Have I told y’all how much I love the cull cart at The Home Depot? Remember our farmhouse chairs we built last year? Yep, I find the best deals there. This week we took a little trip to get a few things, and the cull cart was stacked full of goodness. Among a bunch of good stuff, we bought a few dog-eared pickets for 50 cents each (granted, these are only about $2 every day.) Not long after we got home, my husband built some DIY flower boxes before I even knew what was going on.
So here’s the low down (because I missed the step by step photos – ack!) The only part that does not use pickets is piece 5.
- Pieces 1, 2 (the front & back of the box) are cut the same length.
- Piece 3 is cut 1 1/4 shorter than 1 & 2, because the board are 3/4 of an inch thick, and it will allow for the end pieces.
- Piece 4 (you’ll need 2 of them) are cut the same length as the width of pieces 1 & 2.
- Piece 5 is a strip of is a strip of the same boards we used on the railings of the porch, so it would hang over the edges of the “fence.”
- Piece 6 is a 1 1/2 inch strip of the same boards used the build the “box” part of the flower boxes.
Once our DIY flower boxes were done, we painted them with exterior paint and drilled holes in the bottoms for drainage (I did put a layer of scrap burlap in the bottoms to drain the excess but hold the dirt in.