Okay y’all .This post has been an ordeal. I’m talking a 48 hour ordeal. I happily started building this tutorial yesterday for you. As you will find out, it’s super easy & fun. But the hard part, at least I find, is editing photos, water marking them & then all the SEO & fun computer stuff that comes along with blogging.
I was writing up this pretty blog yesterday when my son was twirling around the living room and knocked my full glass of water onto my laptop. This computer is literally how we survive. I do all my editing, marketing, and essential oil business on this computer. Everything.
So to have this computer die on me was basically the worst thing that could happen. Let me tell you, I was praying hard because we can’t afford to buy a new one right now. It ended up getting dried out & being okay, so THANK THE LORD.
So.. there is my little back story on this post. Now, shall we get to the fun stuff? Lets learn how to make a One hour rustic flower box. All you need is some scrap wood, stain and a drill!
5 Boards ( we grabbed ours from the scrap pill and we used a scrap 2×10 board )
8 2″ Screws
6 1 1/4″ Screws
Ends: 5.5″ x 10″ x 2″
Sides: 20″ x 10″ x 2″
Bottom: 17″ x 5.5″ x 2″
You can get all these cuts at your local hardware store, we cut them ourselves as we’re set up for woodworking. But it’s super easy. We also planned the bottom panel down so we could inset it inside the box. But, if you aren’t that crafty and only plan on putting fake plants into your box, you don’t even need a bottom!
Here is a photo of our cuts.
Set up your box, sans bottom, and lets start drilling!
You want to make sure that when you put both screws on each end of the box, that they’re in line. We will be using wood filler, but you can still vaguely see the hole.
Now it’s time to put the bottom on. We have all the tools but since this is supposed to be a super easy box, you don’t have to use a clamp at all. Glen threw 6 pocket holes in the bottom, so he could screw the bottom in place. But if I totally lost you at pocket hole and you’re now starting to shake at the knees forget all that. You can easily also buy a flat hinge and screw that onto both bottoms so the bottom of the box is snug in place
Does that make sense?
Now lets grab your sander and beautify your box!
I like to do a good sand & even it out. There is a fine line between making something look finished & beat up.
Once I’m done doing a complete sand, I took the box outside and threw gravol and rocks at it to give it a vintage/barnwood look.
See how seriously awesome the box looks with all the dent marks? It looks like a much more weathered piece. Also see what I mean about the wood filler? You can still see it slightly. I put a second coat on after this, so it hides it a lot more.
And here is the completed box, all varnished & set.