"Locket" Planter Box

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mother daughter projects added on 4/6/2017

Three simple wood boxes with a twist makes this planter into a personalized gift for your mom! Connecting the boxes with hinges creates multiple display options, including revealing hidden "locket" pictures.

Even better, create this fun planter with your mom!

Directions

Follow the steps below to complete this project.

1

Gather Materials

Mark cut lines on the plywood using the cut list as your guide.

2

Cut Plywood

Using a circular saw and Kreg rip-cut, cut the plywood. Spend extra time making sure everything is lined up and even. The Kreg rip-cut helps make very straight cuts.

3

Sand Edges

Dry fit pieces into place making adjustment if needed.

4

Mark Picture and Handle Locations

Okay, this next step needs to be kept organized. If you would like to add personalized pictures, like in our example, you will need to mark those four squares as they won’t be getting stain. We did this with post-it notes. Also mark the edges that will get a handle.

5

Stain or Paint

Stain all pieces except the ones that will have the transferred pictures. Let dry.

6

Apply Pictures

If adding pictures, apply to wood now. See extras for tutorial.

7

Attach handles

Use the Kreg cabinet hardware jig to add the handles before assembling boxes.

8

Assemble Boxes

Dry fit your box pieces again and hold or clamp pieces into place. Add glue, then use nails to secure all sides.

9

Add Hinges

Mark the placement of the hinges. Place one hinge on front and another on opposite side back. See cover photos for example. Drill pilot holes, screw into place.

10

Add Plants or Herbs

Fill with your favorite potted flowers or herbs. Get creative and customize to your mom’s favs!

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(1) 3/4" Thick, 2x4 feet, Plywood  

Hardware/Supplies:

Parts/Cut List:

(3) Box bottoms, 4.5" x 4.5"  
(12) Box sides, 4.5" tall x 5.25" wide  

Extras:

http://www.motherdaughterprojects.com/blog/locket-planter-box-picture-to-wood-transfer Visit

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