It is a pretty straight forward and easy process. I first decided the size I wanted and cut the boards to size. I used a 1″x8″ board. The ends are 8″ long and the front and back pieces are 16″ long.
Then I came up with a design. I just drew it on the wood but in the past I have made a template of the design out of paper and traced it. Either way make sure to measure all the points so it comes out even. When I use paper I fold it in half to make sure it is symmetrical.
Next I used the jigsaw to cut it out. Sorry I don’t have a picture of me cutting it out. It was nap time and my hubby/assistant was at work. But if you really need to see an action shot, go HERE.
Then I assembled the box. I used my brad nailer but if you don’t have one you could easily use screws to hold it together. I would sink them (drill them below the surface) and then putty over them. Use a sandable nail filler and sand it smooth when it dries.
Here she is all put together! For the bottom I used to slats. That way there is a slit that runs along the whole bottom for drainage.
I chose a fun bright color. It is called Mermaids Treasure by BEHR. I also bought rounded feet for it but I was so excited to plant the flowers that I forgot to attach them. Since I was going to screw then in from the inside they won’t be going on. But that is okay.
You can seal it if you want to. It would probably be a good idea. I would use Helmsman Spar Urethane by Minwax. It is like polyurethane but for the outdoors.
I am not sure where I am going to put her, but I am sure she will look great no matter where it is :)