This DIY Mario planter box is beautiful and functional - what more can you ask for?
This DIY Mario planter box is beautiful and functional – what more can you ask for?

Planter boxes are convenient places to grow your plants because they’re easily movable. You don’t need to pull out and re-plant. These boxes are innovative and portable, a lot of people are using them these days.

I found a planter box being sold online for US$80. It was just a plain wooden planter box. I knew I wanted something more so the DIY-er in me kicked in. I searched online and I came across this Mario planter box project. Being a huge Super Mario Bros fan, I was sold.

Planning to build one? Brush up on your woodwork skills.
Planning to build one? Brush up on your woodwork skills.

This project requires a lot of woodwork. It’s going to take time and effort but then again, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Put this under your window sill or any space that you think needs some sprucing up. It’s beautiful and functional – what more can you ask for from a DIY project?

Materials:

  • (1) 12″ x 8′ Cedar Board (box walls)
  • (1) 2″ x 4″ Kiln dried after treated (For the bricks)
  • (4) 2″ x 2″ x 42″ Pressure treated yellow pine baluster
  • (1) 6 ft Cedar fence board
  • (1) Red exterior paint
  • (1) Yellow exterior paint
  • (1) Dark exterior paint for the base color
  • (2) Cans of spray on primer filler
  • (1) Can grey spray paint (optional)
  • (1) Roll on primer
  • Exterior Screws
  • 150-220 (or similar) grit sandpaper
  • Wood Glue

Tools:

  • Table saw
  • Router with roundover bit
  • 3D Printer (not required if you’re able to cut the question mark by hand)
  • Miter saw
  • Clamps (corner, regular and long)
  • Paint brushes and rollers
  • Belt Sander

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Thanks to drickman156 for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here