We Lived Happily Ever After: DIY Rustic Centerpiece Box

Thursday, August 9, 2012

DIY Rustic Centerpiece Box

 I had some extra boards left over from previous projects, and after seeing Shanty 2 Chic's Planter Box Centerpiece, I got inspired to make a "chunkier" version of my own.

And then I saw this at my friend's house & I just knew I had to include succulents in this project.

I cut my 2x4s  in the following increments:
One 20" long
Two 24" long
Two 4" wide (keeping the height 4" tall)

After making sure all the cuts were just right, I drilled them together and stained with a "Dark Walnut Stain."

To make sure the wood wouldn't rot from watering the plants, I added a waterproof liner (trash bag) under the dirt.

 After spacing out my succulents & making sure they felt at home, I used rocks collected from the ocean as a covering.

And it was done!


I LOVE how it turned out! 

Hope you try it out for yourself! It's such a super classy centerpiece.

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  1. Like the wood color. What satin did you use?

    1. I used Minwax Dark Walnut Stain. Just make sure you don't leave it on too long or it will get sticky- so wipe it off as soon as it sets in. :)

  2. really like the look of this.

  3. Oh I so am doing this when I get the chance! Love it!

  4. I am so making this! Just curious, how do you get the water to drain?

    1. I just made sure to not water it too much. Hope that helps! :)