DIY Stained Cedar Planter For Outdoor Décor

July 01, 2013
Loving gardening as I do, I always have a little wish of plants and garden décor.
Cedar Planters have been
on this wish list for a just a bit. You can
imagine how thrilled I was to come home and have two DIY Cedar Planters waiting for me to paint and stain!


This is such a wonderful project that I just had to share it with you!
I'd really like to be able to provide you all with more information and details.

But having not been home when these were being made, I had to really pry the information from my husband on all of the details.

Supplies For DIY Stained Cedar Planter


How to Make a Cedar Planter

  • Measure and cut the cedar planks to resemble a picket fence.
  • Planters can be made in any size.
  • Using a nail gun or a hammer and nails attach the cut pieces together.
  • Insert desired size of plastic flower pot into the base created.
  • Attach wooden dowel.
  • Add decorative molding.


How To Weather Cedar 

  • Apply a very light coat of white paint.
  • Allow paint to dry
  • Rub stain of choice (I used Jacobean)over the top of the painted cedar planters.


I was torn between planting a trailing vine 

or compact flowers.  I chose Pentas and 


I still think I will add a vine, maybe ivy.

Because of their size, they seem a bit 

bare to me.  

What is on your Summer wish list?

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  1. ADORABLE! What a nice surprise, cedar planters are also in my wish list. Have a great Fourth of July, Jemma!

  2. Hi Jemma,

    Beautiful planters filled with pretty petals! Yes, I think the ivy would add some texture. These planters remind me fences, what a bonus that you can move them around! Enjoy them and happy 4th!


  3. Love them Jemma and wonderful tutorial! I am a visual learner and don't like to read directions;) Yours look so pretty! xxL

  4. What a wonderful wonderful wonderful gift from your husband. Something that you really wanted and he knew it. Love what you did with them - you are so talented. Sandie

  5. What a sweet hubby Jemma. The planters are so cute and will be gorgeous after they fill in a little more. Thanks for sharing them with SYC.

  6. I LOVE these planters and they look amazing with that weathered look. Perfection!

    Carole @ Garden Up Green


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