This idea is inspired by these Pallet Wood Planters @ Make The Best of Things. Or you can click here to find it on Hometalk, where I originally spotted this amazingly wonderful idea.
Its a pretty easy project, even if you don't have an automatic brad gun. I don't either and settled for old fashioned screws and a drill. After the staining, you can't really tell the screws are there.
2. cut and nail/screw pallet wood ~~ note: Gorilla Glue does not work on this
3. chalk paint the ugly away
4. using homemade stain, stain the boards and the chalk-painted rim
I didn't really like the green planter color, even after adding the pallet pieces. So, the rim and a bit of the inside was given a couple coats of homemade chalk paint in a cream color...the jar long ago lost the exact color of paint's name.
And, I still wasn't the loving the overall look.
Artificial Flowers from Hobby Lobby (40% - 50% off right now) & from the Dollar Tree.
Green Plant Arrangements in the back were picked up at a Curb Alert. Ended up only pulling out the Ivy type plants for this project.
Floral foam passed on from my sister. Thanks sis!
Cute little hedgehog also 40% off at Hobby Lobby--totally not necessary but he was too cute to pass up! My kids and I did a collective ~awwwwwwww~ when we saw him.
Its that time of year where summer and fall play tug-a-war with the weather. Some days we still need that air conditioning unit and other days we're digging out our sweatshirts.
Once that air conditioner is gone the second planter will cozy up the window. For now it looks cute on the ground.