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Monday, 11 June 2018

A three pot planter

Hello, me again. This is what I made this afternoon. I have three small plants which need re planting into bigger pots, and the only ones I have are black plastic which are a bit ugly. I know, make a wooden cover for them. I had what looked like the bottom of a childs cot, the slatted bit that the mattress lays on, and luckily the slats were exactly the right length, three for the back and three for the front. I couldn't be bothered to remove the staples so I bashed them flat. Ignore the writing on the inside, I used it as a makeshift sign once. 
The two ends are made with tongue and groove cladding, and the pieces are joined together with narrow pieces of wood.

The pots fit perfectly.

I put a bar across to hold them in place.

Those metal corner fixers should be on the inside, but it was easier to put the screws in on the outside.

I will paint it tomorrow and put the plants in. An easy project for a couple of hours. I'll post a picture when it's finished.

Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip


  1. Simple project? You are very modest - what a fantastic job you did! Can't wait to see it full of flowers x

  2. Amazing idea, i like it!!

  3. Cheryl Jane from Australia12 June 2018 at 00:04

    And that is one fancy, expensive looking planter box. How much do you think you have saved using recycled wood, initiative and some know how?

    1. A guess, £10. A sturdy professionally made one could be £20, my wood is not quite as thick.

  4. You have such incredible talent and are wonderfully inventive. Can you come to Sheboygan & start working in my garden? I have a brown thumb & my husband has absolutely no interest. I'll pay you at least $5... a flippin' good deal,eh? All the best,Vera.

  5. You never know just what might come in useful and it looks really good.

  6. Great idea Ilona, we got some old decking boards last year and did the same, we have just picked up some bed slats to do the same. Great minds think alike as they say.

  7. You are very clever Ilona. It looks great.

  8. Good idea Ilona. You are so creative!

  9. I just love the way that you make a use for discarded objects, you never cease to amaze me!

  10. That is so clever, completely distracts from the plastic pots.

  11. Your creativity never ceases to inspire me, thanks :-)

  12. Beautiful ptartrer.
    Hazel c uk


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