Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Flower Boxes

Flower Box Supplies: -cedar fence slats ($1.97 each at Home Depot) -paint -stencils for the words -dowels -14 gauge wire
First things first, make some boxes. My boxes measure 12" X 7.5".
Next, paint and once dried, distress.
Using my Cricut, I cut out some stencils...flowers, seeds, and herbs. Since I used vinyl, I was able to stick the stencil onto the front of each box without worrying about the stencil moving.
Next, dab on some paint.
This is what the boxes looked like after I removed the vinyl and let the paint dry.
Next, sand each box, so the lettering becomes faded.
If you want to add handles, drill two holes on each end of the box.
Cut the dowels so they measure 2.5" long. Next, drill a hole in the middle of each dowel. Each box will need (2) dowels.
Next, cut (2 per box) 12" pieces of wire and slide the dowel onto the wire until it is in the middle.
Now, stick each wire end into the holes you drilled previously.
Twist the wire as shown, so the handle is secure.
Add some flowers, stack and display!!!!
My flower boxes are based on some that I found HERE.

8 comments:

Gail Purath said...

These look terrific. Great job...I'm inspired to try it. Thanks.

Liz @ Here's to Handy Andy said...

These look amazing! I love the distressed look, and the font you used. I would love for you to link up to our party tomorrow! http://herestohandyandy.blogspot.com/

Lauryn Clemmer said...

super cute! i would love for you to add this to my weekend link party. check it out here:
http://www.lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/2012/05/spread-love-8-harem-royal-giveaway.html
{love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

Katie Olthoff said...

so, so pretty! I love the colors and the way you stacked them, and the yellow sticking out. I'll be pinning this!

Sue@creativetryals.blogspot.com said...

Oh my goodness - I love these - pinning to make later!!

Jill said...

Love these! They are so cute! Would love for you to link up to the Pomp Party!

http://jill-createcraftlove.blogspot.com/2012/05/pomp-party-17.html

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

Becca @ The Sassy Penguin said...

These are really great! Love the colors and font on the boxes. :)

Aubrey said...

I love these--they're so dang cute. I wish we had more power tools and fewer children so I could do more col projects like this. Anyway--keep it up.

By the way, have you ever seen any good faux leather fabric in any stores around here? Online, searches are not promising and I just know the stores here will have worse selections.