Good morning! I actually wasn’t real sure what to call this project… So I went with the obvious. It’s wood and it’s a box 🙂 I actually built this back in November and filled it with pumpkins and vines, and then filled it with birch logs and pine cones over Winter. Now it’s filled with succulents… My fav! I love that you can change it’s decor over the seasons making it a very evergreen centerpiece! Check out my DIY Wood Box Centerpiece!
How cute? This is a really simple project! The supplies cost me under $15 which makes it even cuter, right? Here’s what you need!
1 – 1x10x6 pine, white wood or common board
1 – 1x3x6 pine, white wood or common board
4′ of rope
Here we go!
I started by making my cuts. The sides and bottom of this box are made with the 1x1o board. I cut one long piece for the base at 30″ and two shorter pieces for the sides at 13″.
The 1×3 board will create the small sides to keep stuff in the box. I cut two of these at 31.5″ .
Next, I used my miter saw to cut the top corners on my 1×10 sides.
Here you can see where I made my cuts. These don’t have to be exact, as long as they are the same on both boards.
Once those were cut, I clamped the two sides together to drill my holes for the rope.
I used a 1/2″ Ryobi drill bit from my set to create the hole.
Next, I wood glued and nailed those sides to the longer 1×12 board. I used my Ryobi Airstrike 18g brad nailer with 1.25″ brad nails on this part.
My final step was adding wood glue to my long 1×2 boards and attaching them to each side with the brad nailer.
I used a combination of Varathane stain in dark walnut, and a latex paint color by Sherwin-Williams color called Anonymous. Perfect combo! I tied a knot at each end of my rope and I was done!
Here she is all filled up with succulents I found at Home Depot!