...Well except my front porch right now because the majority of my little green babies died when I was a bad plant mommy and forgot to bring them in during our February Freeze. I want to start anew with spring though and I went out and bought some new plants from a local nursery. Normally my "garden" is just whichever section of the porch I take over with pots, but I wanted to change that up; give it some organization and order.
- CD Crates from Joann's (I used 2, you can probably go up to 3-4)
- 1/2 by 3" Craft dowel
- Wood Glue
- Wood stain
- Mod Podge Spreader (I used this for the stain)
- Outdoor Acrylic Paint (accent)
- 4 Wooden craft balls/feet
- Foam Brush
- 1 in. Nails
Step 1: Cut your wooden dowel down to 4 8in. posts. Sand down any rough edges.
Step 2: Paint your accessory pieces with your accent color.
Step 3: Sand down your crates.
Step 4: Stain your crates. I used this beautiful teal blue "tint" that I also found at Joann's.
Step 5: Glue your feet onto the bottom of whichever crate you decide to be the lowermost crate.
Step 6: Begin driving a nail at a sideways angle into the end of one of the posts, only let it go in about 1/4 an inch or so, you don't want it to break through the bottom yet.
Apply a small amount of wood glue to the post.
Place the post down where you want it and continue hammering until the nail goes all the way through the dowel and into the crate. Let dry. Repeat for all 4 posts.
Apply more glue to the opposite ends of the posts and flip the section over onto the bottom of the next crate. Nail in place.
Let your shelf dry and begin using it to keep all your gardening stuff orderly.
I am super proud of this project because I'm pretty sure it's the biggest wood working project I've ever done on my own (without my dad's help). I want to get some more plants for my shelf and I hope I have better luck with them.
Do you have a green thumb? If so what's your secret, if not, do you keep trying like me or have you given up?
Til Next Time!