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Make an Easy Flower Box from a Wood Crate

I found these wood crate boxes  at JoAnn’s  and I thought they would be really cute as easy flower boxes. to put jars of roses in from my Rosa Rugosa bush.  It also ended up being a really cute way to make a tabletop centerpiece, so this would be a great project to put in your back pocket for those summer parties. Let’s make a Flower Box from a Wood Crate!
Narrow wood crate to make a planter box out of

 I also had some of these mini-chalkboard on hand. I think I picked them up around Christmas time to put on gifts and never used them. They are perfect for painting or adding a small and cute item as a label.
Mini chalkboard signs
I had some spray paint left over from another project that I new would be the perfect color for my planter box. Using a spray paint and then a clear coat sealer would make sure it could last the summer outside and stand up to the weather. I just gave the entire box top and bottom 2-3 coats of paint inside the crate and outside for full coverage, the spray sealer and  then glued the mini-chalkboard onto the crate.
PLanter box painted pink with jars of roses and small chalkboard sign
I put about 3 recycled jars on each side and added some heirloom roses from my yard. They smell so amazing and look so cute in the pink spray painted box with the little chalkboard sign.
white wicker table with paink plantr box with jars of roses
 I think I am going to paint some more wood crates and hang them along my fence. They should last at least a season or two. They look so pretty just as a little centerpiece on my wicker coffee table.
upclose of rosa rugosa
 The roses smell amazing, even though the thorns are wicked sharp. I do have to be careful clipping them!
I love making things with wood crates because they are so versatile! A little paint and they take on a brand new purpose and look! Another fun fence planter is this farmhouse style organizer!
Pink rosa rugosa roses

The roses are quickly becoming one of my favorite flowers and this planter box is one of my newest favorite projects. If you love projects made with crates, check out this cute side table with storage made from wood crates!

Pink roses in a pink planter box
 For a look back summer home decorating, the The Shabby Creek’s Summer tour of homes!

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9 Comments

  1. Love this Jen!Congratulations on being a part of the home tour.Can’t wait to see everyone’s beautiful homes!
    xx
    Anne

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