Pallet Craft – Hanging Pot Plant Box

DIY- Pallet Craft: Hanging Pot Plant Box

Follow these 10 simple DIY steps to create your very own trendy hanging pot plant box!

To get started, here’s what you will need:

  1. Pack of screws
  2. Pack of nails
  3. Small L-shape brackets
  4. Pallet wood
  5. Powafix Metal Primer
  6. Powafix Satinshield White
  7. Powafix Fence Defence
  8. 3.2m Chain
  9. 5 x Screw hooks
  10. Pot plant
  11. 100 Grit sand paper

Estimated Project Duration: 3 hours

HANDY TIPS & TRICKS TO NOTE WHEN DOING THIS PROJECT:

  • Use nails to join the panels then add 1 or 2 screws for strength.
  • For untreated timber- use Powafix Enseal to protect the timber from insect attack.
  • Water based stains can be used to achieve the required colour.

STEP 1:

– Gather your materials.

– Measure and mark the panels to the desired size.

STEP 2: 

-Coat the steel chain with Powafix Metal Primer, this will prevent rusting and provide a long lasting durable finish.

STEP 3:

– Prior to assembling your box- cut and sand all your panels.

–  Make the box slightly bigger than the pot plant to accommodate for when your plant grows.

STEP 4:

– Using the angle iron or L-shaped brackets, join the panels to the corner pieces using nails or screws.

STEP 5:

– Once the assembly of the box is complete- paint the inside with Powafix Fence Defence to waterproof the box and protect the wood from rot and decay.

STEP 6:  

Paint the exterior of the box with Powafix Satinshield– stretch the coating to make the sanding easier.

STEP 7:

Use the 100 grit sand paper to slightly sand over the Satinshield- sand the surface until the timber starts showing through for an antique white-wash look.

STEP 8:

– Mount a hook on each corner of the box

–  Measure and cut your chain into 4 equal lengths.

STEP 9: 

Mount the 5th hook to the substrate you would like your flower box to hang from.

– Hang the four pieces of chain onto the hooks

STEP 10:

– Place the pot plant in the box

 

Sit back and enjoy your creation!

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