Make a Stenciled Planter Box From Reclaimed Wood

by Johnnie Collier

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Blue Print Social for Ed Roth Stencil1 Stencils and FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint by Plaid Crafts.  All opinions are 100% mine and honest.

Easy Rustic Planter DIY with @PlaidCrafts @savedbyloves

Today’s project is a simple, inexpensive stenciled planter box made from reclaimed wood .  Use this rustic crate for house plants, flower bouquets, to display vintage bottles, candles and more!  I used FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint and an Ed Roth Stencil1 stencil with some scrap wood and chicken wire I had on hand to build this versatile rustic home accent.  Read on to find out how you can make your own version!

Rustic Home Decor Ideas

SUPPLIES:

Ed Roth Stencils @PlaidCrafts

Scrap Wood

Chicken Wire

Metal Snips

Wood glue

Ed Roth Stencils

FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint

FolkArt Antiquing Medium

Foam Brush

Lint Free Cloth

Stencil brush

Masking Tape

Table Saw

Nailer or hammer and nails

TUTORIAL:

How to build a scrap wood vintage crate

Cut wood for the bottom, 2 ends and divider of your crate.  I these all from the same piece of pallet wood.The two ends should be the same height, and the middle divider should be that height minus the thickness of the bottom piece.

Ryobi Airstrike Nailer

Attach the ends to the bottom as pictured, placing a strip of wood glue at the contact point before nailing together.  I used one inch brad nails with my nail gun.

How to make a reclaimed wood planter box

Attach the divider by flipping box over so that the bottom is up and nailing through the bottom into the divider so you are left with the above image.

Reclaimed wood projects to make

For the sides of the crate, I used a wood shim like scrap piece from my stash.  You could use paint stirrers or vintage yard sticks here too.  Cut four of them (2 for each side) the same length.  To get the length just hold the wood up to the crate with one edge flush and mark the other edge to cut.

How to use Nail Gun

Cut chicken wire with metal snips to same length and height as crate.  Put the wire in place and secure by nailing side planks in place over the top of the wire.

Ryobi Nailer

Repeat with the remaining side plank at the top, then flip the crate over and repeat on the other side.

Folk Art Antiquing Medium

Since all of my wood was random and mismatched, I decided to pull it together with FolkArt Antiquing Medium.  This stuff is super easy to use and I love the aged effect, on top of how it unifies the various wood pieces.

How to created aged wood effect

Apply the medium with a sponge brush in a few inch sections at a time, then wipe back with a lint free cloth until you get the desired effect.

Wipe back antiquing medium

If you find it too dark, use a damp cloth to remove more of the stain.

How to use stencils

Once that is dry, tape your stencil into place and apply the FolkArt Muti-Surface Paint using a stencil brush.

I found the stencil I tried easy to use.  The lines were crisp and there was no bleeding.

 The Ed Roth Stencil1 Stencils come in large formats that are ideal for walls, floors and furniture, and are made of durable, reusable mylar that is super easy to clean.  These stencils will be available at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft stores soon.
As for the paints, they work on any surface, are dishwasher safe and can be used indoor and outdoor.  I personally can’t wait to try them on glass so I am sure you will be seeing that around here in the near future!

Build a Rustic Planter Box

Once that is dry, you are ready to use your awesome handbuilt crate!  I went with ferns, but the customization options are endless.  Make it all you.

If you loved this project, you may want to fcheck out Plaid Crafts on FacebookTwitterYouTubePinterest, and Instagram or visit their blog, The Plaid Palette.

Want more projects with Ed Roth Stencil1 Stencils and FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint from your favorite bloggers?  Here you go…

 

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama March 29, 2014 at 1:43 pm

The antiquing medium is nice. I love the result. I’d love to do something like this, but I’m petrified of saws…

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2 Johnnie Collier March 31, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Lindsey, thank you! I was once petrified of saws too. You can do it, and it is so empowering. I went to a blog conference and heard Ana White speak, and was inspired to give building a try. I have never looked back. Check out her site if you decide you want to get started. She tells you exactly where to start and how to keep all of your limbs intact :)

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3 Cassie March 29, 2014 at 10:52 pm

What a great little scrap project! It’s so great when you can create something so adorable using what would otherwise just collect (saw)dust!

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4 Mary Beth @ Cupcakes and Crinoline March 30, 2014 at 4:32 pm

I love crates/boxes and this one is gorgeous! I think I need to buy the stencils ~ love them.

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5 Johnnie Collier March 31, 2014 at 7:18 pm

Thanks Mary Beth! I love the stencils and I have a feeling you will too.

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6 Emily @ Two Purple Couches March 30, 2014 at 4:34 pm

This is a gorgeous planter!! I love the detail of the chicken wire! So cool!

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7 Mindi April 2, 2014 at 6:35 pm

I love it so so cute!!

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8 Johnnie Collier April 3, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Thanks for the love, Mindi! xo

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