DIY Wooden Flower Pot: How to Make a Beautiful Planter from Scratch

Published On: May 8, 20152 Comments on DIY Wooden Flower Pot: How to Make a Beautiful Planter from ScratchTags: Last Updated: June 7, 20246.5 min read

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on creating your very own DIY wooden flower pot. If you’re looking to add a touch of natural beauty to your garden or indoor space, this article is for you. In just a few simple steps, we’ll show you how to make a beautiful planter entirely from scratch.

Crafting your own wooden flower pot not only allows you to personalize the design to match your taste and style, but it also gives you the satisfaction of creating something with your own hands. Plus, it’s a budget-friendly alternative to store-bought planters.

Throughout this guide, we’ll provide you with easy-to-follow instructions, tips, and tricks that will enable even the most novice DIY enthusiast to successfully complete this project. From selecting the right wood and tools to assembling and finishing your planter, we’ve got you covered.

So, whether you’re a seasoned woodworker or just starting out, get ready to roll up your sleeves and unleash your creativity as we embark on this exciting woodworking journey together. Let’s get started on making your very own DIY wooden flower pot!

Creating your own wooden flower pot comes with numerous benefits. First and foremost, it allows you to customize the design according to your preferences. You can choose the size, shape, and finish that complements your garden or indoor space perfectly. Additionally, making your own flower pot can be a cost-effective alternative to purchasing one from a store. You can save money by using affordable materials and repurposing wood from other projects.

Moreover, crafting your own wooden flower pot is a rewarding experience. It provides a sense of accomplishment and pride knowing that you created something beautiful with your own hands. It also allows you to unleash your creativity and express your personal style. Whether you prefer a rustic, modern, or eclectic look, you have complete control over the design and aesthetics of your planter.

Lastly, making your own flower pot can be an environmentally friendly choice. By using sustainable and repurposed wood, you can reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a greener lifestyle. It’s a great way to upcycle materials and give them a new lease on life.

finished DIY Wooden Flower Pots

Choosing the right wood for your flower pot

When it comes to selecting the wood for your DIY flower pot, there are a few factors to consider. First, you’ll want to choose a type of wood that is durable and weather-resistant. Cedar and redwood are excellent choices as they are naturally resistant to rot, decay, and insect damage. These types of wood also have a beautiful natural grain and aroma, adding to the overall appeal of your planter.

Another consideration is the size and weight of your flower pot. If you plan on moving it frequently or placing it on a balcony or deck, you may want to opt for a lighter wood such as pine. However, keep in mind that pine is less resistant to the elements and may require additional protective measures such as sealing or painting.

Additionally, consider the sustainability of the wood you choose. Look for FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council) or reclaimed wood options to ensure that your project is environmentally friendly. These types of wood are sourced responsibly and have minimal impact on the environment.

It’s also important to note that certain woods may require more maintenance than others. For example, if you choose a wood that is not naturally resistant to decay, you may need to regularly seal or treat it to prolong its lifespan. Consider the level of maintenance you’re willing to undertake when selecting the wood for your flower pot.

For this project you will need 8 lumber boards (1 x 1½ inch) 18 inches long (hardwood if possible), 38 lumber boards (1 x 1½ inch) 13½ inches long (hardwood if possible), 3 lumber boards (1 x 3½ inch) 13½ inch long (hardwood if possible), wood screws (2 inch), wood glue, cordless drill, hammer, nails (2½ inch) and a hand saw or a jigsaw.

Step-by-step guide to building a wooden flower pot

First cut all the lumber in proper dimensions using a hand saw or a power saw  (if you haven’t already bought wood of wanted size). Take note that the mentioned dimensions can be changed in scale if you want a bigger or smaller pot.

Take a closer look at the diagram below before you start with your project. It is always better to fully understand the plan and the concept before you start with the project. In that way you will certainly avoids mistakes during assembly.

diagram of DIY Wooden Flower Pot

You must start your assembly with the four corners of your future flower pot. Take two 18 inches long boards and connect them together in “L” shape like in the picture below. First drill four holes with a small bit on each board, put a stripe of wood glue and then connect two boards with wood screws. Always first drill small holes because otherwise the board may crack when you try to screw without holes. Repeat the process for another three corners.

making corners of DIY Wooden Flower Pot

Now take two corner parts which you made in previous step and connect them with 13½ inches boards like in the picture below. Put a stripe of wood glue and nail the boards down. Always leave ½ of inch space on the bottom side. Repeat this procedure in order to get another side panel.

nailing the sides of DIY Wooden Flower Pot

When your two side panels are finished you will connect them on both sides with 13½ inch boards like in the picture below. Also put a stripe of wood glue and nail the boards down.

side panels of DIY Wooden Flower Pot

Now you have complete pot without the bottom. Use two 13½ inches boards and nail them sideways on the bottom part of your pot. Then use three wider boards and nail them from the inside of the pot on the boards which you previously nailed sideways like in the picture below.

bottom of DIY Wooden Flower Pot

Your new flower pot is now finished. As you can see this is the project that anyone with no woodworking experience can finish in a couple of hours.

empty DIY Wooden Flower Pot

We advise you to put at least two coats of primer sealer in the inside of the pot if you are putting the soil directly into the pot. If you want your pot to look beautiful for a long time we advise you to paint it with exterior paint on the outside also.

Conclusion and final thoughts on the DIY wooden flower pot project

Congratulations on completing your DIY wooden flower pot! By following this comprehensive guide, you’ve learned how to create a beautiful planter entirely from scratch. From selecting the right wood and tools to assembling and finishing your flower pot, you’ve gained the knowledge and skills necessary to embark on this woodworking journey.

Crafting your own wooden flower pot not only allows you to personalize the design to match your taste and style, but it also provides a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction. Plus, it’s a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to store-bought planters.

Remember to maintain and care for your wooden flower pot regularly to ensure its longevity and beauty. By following the provided tips and getting creative with your decorations, you can transform your planter into a unique and eye-catching centerpiece.

So, whether you’re a seasoned woodworker or just starting out, we hope this guide has inspired you to create your very own DIY wooden flower pot. Enjoy the process, let your creativity flow, and bring a touch of natural beauty to your garden or indoor space!

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  1. Josh June 7, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    Nice work. I wasn’t gonna say anything, but Lisa is an ingrate with horrible manners. Thank you.

  2. Lisa May 2, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    You should really have a cut list for these dimensions and better pictures. I am going to make this but need to design it out on paper as your pictures are really unusable

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