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DIY Flower Boxes

One Room Challenge - Week 4

After reading my DIY Flower Boxes post, be sure to check out the other ORC participants posts here!

One of my priorities with my porch flip was to add a ton of natural elements!  These DIY cedar planter boxes are the perfect way to bring in greenery while also adding to the design of the space. They are so easy to make and I love the way they turned out!   

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Step 1: Measure & Cut Boards

To start, I used my miter saw to cut my boards to size.  I made three flower boxes, sized 36″, 18″ and 24″.  

For each box, I cut three boards the side of the box and then two smaller pieces for the sides.  I made the sides 5 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ to compensate for the bottom board. 

diy flower boxes

I was able to make all three of these boxes out of four 5/8″x5’1/2″x6′ cedar fence boards. 

Step 2: Nail Boards Together

One the pieces were cut, I assembled the flower boxes using my Brad Nail Gun and 1 1/4″ brad nails. 

Step 3: Hang Boxes

To attach to the wall, I first found my studs.  Then I used a 5/32 drill bit to drill pilot holes in the flower boxes and in the walls.  Then I used exterior screws to screw the boxes into place. 

diy flower boxes
diy flower boxes

Before planting in these, I will line with plastic to ensure they don’t get too wet! 

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Want to see what else I’m working on in my porch? Check out my Table Flip here

DIY Flower Boxes Links

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DIY Flower Boxes


  • Drill
  • Miter Saw
  • Brad Nailer
  • Measuring Tape


  • Cedar Fence Picket
  • 1 1/4" Brad Nails
  • Exterior Screws


  • Measure & Cut Boards
  • Nail Boards Together
  • Hang Boxes
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