Create a Personalized Flower Box for Someone Special
Finding that perfect gift for someone special in your life can be a challenge. You want something both thoughtful and functional with a dash of personalization to remind the recipient how much you care about them.
As a father of five, Dave (@dave.marrs) wanted to help his kids create something extra special for their grandfathers that was both useful and decorative. After finding some scrap wood in the garage, the team grabbed their Loctite® Power Grab® Ultimate Crystal Clear and got to work!
Loctite® Power Grab® Ultimate Crystal Clear adhesive is perfect for planters (or any wood-based project) because the zero second instant grab formula stays strong on all materials and in all weather conditions.
To create your own medicine cabinet and mirror refresh, follow the directions below.
What You’ll Need:
- 2”x6” boards (enough to go around your insert)
- Measuring tape
- Plastic planter box insert
- Power saw (or other tool to cut boards)
- Paint (non-toxic)
- Plants of your choice
1. Measure the planter box and cut the boards
You will be measuring your boards so that the plastic planter insert will sit inside the box with the insert’s lip resting on the top of the wood. To do this, measure the length and width of the bottom of the plastic insert. Then add 1/8” to both measurements for some wiggle room and an additional 3” to the width to account for the area where the boards will connect. Once done cutting, you should have four total boards: two for the length and two for the width.
2. Sand boards smooth
Now that you have all your pieces cut to the right length, check for any splintering and sand down to make the boards will be nice and smooth. This will help ensure your paint goes on perfectly.