Since I got my hands on my latest tool I’ve been wanting to do a project that was perfect for it. I also have wanted something big, rustic and beautiful to hold a gathering of hydrangeas. Well, turns out I can satisfy both those wants with this DIY flower box!
This was a super quick and easy afternoon DIY project but I love the rustic appeal that the pallet brings to the piece. As you all know, I always have pallets on hand and LOVE using them in any project. They give so much character at the exact price I love – free!
A quick round up of what you’ll need for this project:
I also used 1” nails for the nail gun. All these wood pieces were scrap wood, but they’d still be really inexpensive to pick up at your local hardware store.
I created a “box frame” using the 1x2” and cut two lengths of 24”. Then cut two smaller pieces that would fit the ends. The base is just a 1x6x24” cut piece of wood.
I cut a mix of 1” width pallet pieces, and 1.5” to create a variation in the box. This was also my first time using my Ryobi miter saw --- it’s awesome!!! I’m obsessed. It makes cutting so much easier than using a circular saw.
Here’s the mixture of all my cut pallet pieces:
And here’s my baby girl close enough she watches me work, but far enough for a “safety” zone. --- aaahhh being a mother and still trying to DIY! Jackson was inside watching a movie, he refuses to be by any of my power tools because “they’re TOO LOUD!”.
Here you can see how I lined up the ends, I used two 1” pieces, and a 1.5” piece and then rounded the corner with a 1.5”. From the outside I just used the nail gun to attach them together.
Here you can see how I “framed the box out”. I nailed the pallet pieces to the base, and then nailed directly into the “box frame” I created for the top edge. And, this was my first time using a nail gun so excuse my total un-evenness of where those nails ended up. I was learning as I shot!
The rest of the project just flew along, just alternated the pallet pieces and nailed them into the base, and the box frame.
Here it was all assembled! I thought about just leaving it natural, but decided to stain it dark… I love dark pallet wood too much not too!
Once I let it dry, I brought it inside and filled with a few of my favorite fake (ssh don’t tell) hydrangeas.