It’s been such a blessing to work with The Home Depot and The Home Depot Foundation during their Celebration of Service Campaign, these last few months! From DIY American Flags to DIY Military Shadowboxes to this beautiful DIY Holiday Wood Planter, its been such a privilege to create one of a kind project to honor our veterans!
I love Christmas and it was so much fun to present this Holiday Centerpiece to a precious widow of one of our nation’s heroes. I’ll be sharing more of my afternoon with Ms. Harris, but for now I’m excited to give you the details on how you can build your own DIY Wood Centerpiece Planter!
3-.5″ X 1.5″ X 36″ Red Oak Hobby Wood Plank
2-Liberty Front Mount Hammercraft Cabinet Hardware Pull
4-Liberty Traditional Style Wood Knob
Elmer’s Wood Glue
Minwax Stain of Choice
Gold Leaf Rub ‘n Buff
Acrylic Varnish Spray
1. Stain the front, back and sides of the three oak planks. Use one to two coats depending how dark you want your finish. You can also paint the pieces, if you desire.
2. After your stain, or paint, has completely dried. Cut wood to desired length of planter using a miter saw or using Home Depot’s free wood cutting service.
3. Measure the width of your planter, mine was 7 3/4 inches and cut two side pieces from the excess wood. You will want to measure from the outside of the side of the long pieces.
4. Run a bead of glue along the edge of your long pieces and place it flush against the bottom piece of your planter. Use painters tape to hold in place. Repeat on the other side and on the end pieces. When the glue is completely dry, I allowed to dry overnight. Remove painters tape. For added security you can use one or two finishing nails in the corners.
5. I used four wooden cabinet knobs for the “feet” of the planter. Stain or paint the knobs to match the finish of your planter.
6. Attach the feet to the bottom of the planter using wood glue and allow to dry.
7. Once handles have dried, attach in the center of your planter with provided screws.
8. Now you can fill your planter with just about anything! I used flameless candles from The Home Depot as well as ornaments and holiday sprigs for a festive look!
The planter can be dressed up for any occasion and season!