This DIY paint palette planter is a unique way to display your precious flowers!
This DIY paint palette planter is a unique way to display your precious flowers!

We have several paintings at home given to us by our friend who’s a very good painter. She usually gives us her artworks when there’s an occasion. And these aren’t just random paintings. They’re mostly paintings that mean a lot to us.

Because her gifts are personalized, we feel guilty that we just give her stuff we bought from the mall. When we got the invitation for her first solo exhibit, my husband and I decided that we give her something with sentimental value.

This will surely bring life to an otherwise typical, boring garden.
This will surely bring life to an otherwise typical, boring garden.

Fortunately, we saw this DIY paint palette planter which is just the ideal gift for her. Aside from her love for painting, she is also quite passionate about gardening. It’s hitting two birds with one stone. She gets to display her love for gardening and showcase her talent in painting!

This is a unique way to bring life to a typical garden. Imagine several colored flowers blooming and looking like they’re paint!

Materials:

  • 1 – 1/2 Sheet of 2″ foam board (or plywood)
  • 1″ x 4″ x 6′ pine board (or scrap wood)
  • Jigsaw
  • Flowers
  • Flower pots
  • Paint
  • Primer
  • 3M blue masking tape
  • 2 – 4″ 5/16″ lag bolts
  • 4- 2″ 5/16″ lag bolts
  • 10 – 5/16″ washers
  • gorilla glue
  • construction screws
  • washer with nuts
  • black electrical tape

Tools:

  • Small shovel and rake
  • router
  • overhead projector
  • sharpie
  • laser copier

Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.

Thanks to Greasetattoo for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here…