DIY projects for do-it-herself divas

Posted: Updated:
GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - DIY divas can make these unique planters from simple materials, wood and concrete pavers. The Home Depot on Behrend Drive in Glendale is hosting a Do It Herself Clinic on Thursday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. where visitors can make their own planters.


The Home Depot is also hosting a garden-friendly water conservation planting event this Saturday, April 18 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. at their Arrowhead location. The event will include a kids workshop and bounce house, as well as Home Depot vendors, local vendors and food vendors. The event is free and open to the public.

Paver Planter Box

Materials:
Four 12x12 Pavers, any color
Two 8' 2x2's
A bag of moisture control soil
A small roll of landscape fabric
A box of 3" exterior deck screws
Stain and Polyurethane
A newspaper
Construction Adhesive

Tools:
Circular saw or we can cut the wood at Home Depot
Power Drill and bits
Sandpaper Block
Caulking Gun, Utility Knife, Paintbrush, Tape Measure, Pencil
Gloves and Safety Goggles

Instructions:
Cut 2x2's into four pieces of 16" and eight pieces of 12".
Sand, stain and polyurethane to all wood, let dry.
Assemble the frame: Pre drill and countersink the 2x2 pieces together with the 16" pieces forming the legs and the 12" pieces forming the support between the legs.
Apply some wood glue and then screw in the 12" support pieces in 12" down the legs, allowing for the pavers to be flush around the entire top.
Grab remaining four 12" 2x2's, pre drill, apply some wood glue and space them evenly across the bottom and screw them into the frame.
Gluing in the Pavers: Place a thick bead of adhesive along the inside edges of the wood frame.
Gently place each paver into place, avoid getting the adhesive on the front of the pavers or on the wood frame.
Wrap Bungee cords around the planter while adhesive is drying.
Let dry overnight to set a strong bond.
Planting:
Remove Bungee cords, now it's ready for planting.
Line the Planter with landscape fabric and then add soil.
Arrange plants or flowers however you desire and Enjoy!

Home Depot
6160 W Behrend Drive
Glendale, AZ 85308
  • Social Connect

  • Contact

    AZ Family