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A crate planter is perfect for any garden you are planning to grow. Whether it be for vegetables, flowers or anything else you desire, a planter is perfect for it. Creating your own planter will be the perfect fit for your own space. You can decide on the size, color and where to place it. This is your personal planter made for you, by you. This do it yourself project if perfect for the outdoors and can get the family involved.

What you need:
  • Scrape wood / recycled crate
  • Hammer (scrap wood)
  • Nails (scrap wood)
  • Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Soil
  • Plants of your choice
Building the Crate

If you are building your own crate from square one then you can use some scrape wood. Take your wood and start with the bottom. Leave a little space between the bottoms to help with drainage. Next, attach the sides and hammer them in. If you are using recycled crates then you can just relax and what until the next step.

Design Time

Break out the paint and brushes and let those design skills shine. You can paint flowers, the food you are growing or anything you would like. These are your planters and you can do whatever you like with them. This crate planter should show off you and your style.

Plant the Planters

The last step is all about your plants. Place the soil in the planters first. Make sure that there is some drainage available. Next, place the plants in the soil and make sure to cover their roots. Finally, give them some water and admire your hard work.

These DIY crates are simple and easy. In these short three steps you will have your own garden. This DIY project will help the whole family involved and bringing them outside. There is nothing like creating your own crate planter.

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