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.

thank you for stopping by!

  1. Anonymous

    August 9th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Like the wood color. What satin did you use?

  2. Hannah Hathaway

    August 9th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    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. 🙂

  3. Anonymous

    August 9th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    ok. thanks.

  4. Anonymous

    August 11th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    really like the look of this.

  5. L.E. Fiore

    August 12th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

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

  6. Anonymous

    November 11th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

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

  7. Hannah

    November 11th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    I just made sure to not water it too much. Hope that helps! 🙂

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