Melissa Kaylene: My DIY Planter Box

Monday, May 20, 2013

My DIY Planter Box

Today I just wanted to share with you a little project that began last summer that I finally completed about a month ago. When we were rebuilding the fence last year we ended up with some old fence posts lying around. Well, I decided to get a little creative.

I had been wanting an herb planter box for quite some time, so I finally decided to make my own. I have all of the pictures on how I actually made this, but they are on a SD card somewhere that I will have to locate. :) In the mean time I will show you what I did after I built it.

I painted it a cheery bright yellow that will stand out in the many cloudy dreary Oregon days of drizzle that we have. Then I tried wood burning for the first time ever. I think it turned out rather well.

I get to look at it out my kitchen window and love that I can go out and grab thyme, oregano, and chives whenever I want. <3



  1. Good Morning Melissa, What a wonderful job you have made of this window box. It is fabulous that you have made it (as I am useless with wood and tools) but that you have also burned the wood. The pattern is gorgeous with lots of swirls and curls.
    I look forward to seeing how you created this window box.
    Best Wishes

  2. Melissa,
    How cute, I love it. Thank you for joining us at Let's Get Social Sunday. I am now following you. I also have a link party on Tuesday's. I would love for you to stop by.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  3. Aw, this is so cute! I definitely need to plant some more plants :)
    Stopping by from the Blog Hop!


  4. This is great! I really like the pattern:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  5. Stopping by from the Nice to Meet You Blog Hop! :) Following your blog.


  6. That's a super cute little planter box! I live in a north facing apartment, so plants and I just don't work right now, but I pinned this post for future reference!

  7. I love it and I love the design you painted on it. How pretty. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  8. So pretty! I just love those free flowing flowers.
    I'm visiting you today from Uncommon Slice of Suburbia. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday and would LOVE for you to add this. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, leave a comment and Link Up, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday and Friday for my Link Up Parties!

  9. I love this idea. I would love to make something out of wood. You did a nice job with the flowers too! I saw this on the Adventures of a DIY Link party. I'd love for you to visit my little blog as well.

  10. What a great planter you created. it looks so bright and cheery on your fence. Love the flower design you did.
    Have a wonderful week,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  11. Excellent job on the wood burning! Turned out amazing!

  12. Oh, I love growing herbs and your planter box is the perfect way to expand my herb empire! Thank you for the inspiration.

  13. I don't know what to say! Your design on that planter is more than adorable! Enjoy your plants.... :) You rock!! Have a great week.

    hugs xx

    Crystelle Boutique

  14. I love the pattern on the yellow. It looks so cheery!

  15. That's super cute!! Love it!

  16. Really nice! I'm just stopping by to say hello from the Say G’Day Linky Party. Have a beautiful day and see you again soon! Gloria @The Resourceful Gals

  17. oh that's so pretty what a lovely job you've done!

  18. Cute planter box - I love the pattern! Thanks so much for sharing at last week's All my Bloggy Friends - Linda and I look forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

  19. It must be so nice to have a little herb garden! You did a great job with your planter! Thank you for sharing at Party In Polka Dots!


  20. That is super cute planter box,
    There are lot of things we can do in our garden
    Thanks for this cute idea