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DIY Tiled Planter Box

DIY Tiled Planter BoxWhat do you do with left over wood?  You make a planter box.  Then you let the planter box sit on your porch for a couple of months, completely out of mind.  Next you go to Habitat Restore and discover sheets of stone tile for only $2.50 and buy it just because it’s only $2.50.  After that, it dawns on you to add the tile to the planter box you just remembered you forgot, and then get excited to have a new project to work on.

This is how I operate.  Not always cohesive.  Not always with a plan.  Somehow it works out. 😉

This planter/flower box cost less than $10.00.  I had the wood already.  I only bought the tile and the stencil.  Cheap Cheap Cheap.

And just a note:  My hope in sharing projects and ideas with you is to inspire you to try something new.  I’m not an expert at this crafting/DIY stuff.  I’m just a girl whose mind is always turning and thinking, and for whatever reason, thinks she can do what she sets her mind to.  I believe you can too.  😀

DIY Tiled Planter Box supplies
The finished box. Very easy. No mitering.
DIY Tiled Planter Box supplies
Apparently I painted it white. Wish I could remember what the original plan was! 😉
DIY Tiled Planter Box supplies
I bought the whole box of tile. It came four sheets to a box. The piece you see in the picture is actually folded in half.  A sheet and a half was enough to cover the whole box.
DIY Tiled Planter Box supplies
I cut off rows of tile. The tile came pretty much butted against each other so I didn’t have to pull off one piece at a time to get them close. That made me happy because I didn’t want to mess with grout.
DIY Tiled Planter Box supplies
Moving a long. Occasionally I had to pull off some individual pieces and trade it with a smaller or larger piece to make the row end neatly at the sides.
box tiled
I used silicon adhesive to adhere the tile to the wood. I would suggest something stronger though. The tile is not falling off, but I could pull it off if I wanted to. I just used what I had.
stencil
I picked up this template at Hobby Lobby.
finished closeup2
I used black acrylic craft paint to “stencil” with. Since I haven’t stenciled much before, I didn’t have the proper brush. I just gave an old, small paint brush a trim and made the bristles shorter. I worked pretty well for “pouncing”.
finished closeup
I need to get more flowers (hydrangea?). I picked these up at Michaels, but my mind couldn’t remember how big the box was. But you get the picture.
Also, I added trim to the top of the box and painted it white, to give it a finished look. I didn’t take a picture of that though. I used the trim left over from my latest Bathroom Makeover.

Linking up to:
Savvy Southern Style – Wow Us Wednesday
House on the Way – Twirl and Take a Bow
Made in a Day – Made U Look
Someday Crafts – Whatever Goes Wednesday
Coastal Charm – Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
DIY by Design – Winter Blues Wednesday
Finding Fabulous – Frugalicious Friday

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15 thoughts on “DIY Tiled Planter Box

  1. I absolutely love this idea! We always have scrap wood lying around and have yet to figure out what to do with it. I think I’ve found my next weekend project! Beautiful!

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