5.22.2012

DIY Mason Jar Planter Box

When I saw this on Shanty-2-Chic's blog, I knew I had to make it for my mother-in-law!  I was blessed with 2 of them.  One of them, Gina (Jers stepmom), is super "country."  They live on a ranch and raise horses.  So I knew this would be perfect for her ranch house.  

So, for mother's day, I set out to make this gift for her.  And it was e-a-s-y!  

With very little supplies, an afternoon and a little help from my boytoy, we had a cute little planter box for some house plants to be housed in.  
I threw on some rosettes that I had in my craft closet and....bam!  She's a country beauty.  We were going for the "rustic" look so we left the nail heads unpainted and scuffed her sides up a bit with a 3M sander block.  
I went through the "inside plant" section at Home Depot and found these plants.  The un-scientific names for them are: left, ET fingers; middle, moon plant; right, Aloe Vera plant.

I love the way she turned out and Gina loved her too!  I thought about making one for my kitchen sink ledge.  But, of course, I've moved on to other projects.  :)

I seriously love Shanty's website!  I constantly want to make everything they make.  Ha.

Friday, I'll be posting all about my "other" mother's day gifts that I made for my mom and Jer's mom.  It's another Shanty creation you might want to make yourself!

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29 comments:

The Moon & Me said...

How precious! The rosettes definitely make the planter pop!

THE COOK'S said...

Thanks!!! I agree!! :)

Kyetra said...

Love this! It is adorable!

Ms. Redo said...

Great job - love it! Looks awesome the way you've decorated it - love the real flowers and the ones you made for the outside! Going to send my hubs and (12yo) son to look at this and make one for me - thanks for sharing. Mary

The Smiths said...

Great job! What a cute idea.

Sarahsworld said...

That's really cute! I wish I would have seen it before Mother's Day.

I found you through Made in a Day's blog hop. I'm your newest follower :)

xo, Jersey Girl said...

This is so simple and sweet and cute!! I have actually been looking for something to keep my smaller plants in and this perfect!!

Found you while blog hopping, can't wait to catch up on your posts :) Now following<3

xo, Jersey Girl

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thecoffeehouse said...

oh this is such a great idea! we have (meaning my husband has) done a couple of different projects with mason jars. love!

Katie said...

I love that! I've been looking for something for the window shelf in the kitchen and that is just perfect! Thanks :)

Alyson @Eisley Rae said...

These are adorable! Thanks for such a great idea!

Rachael said...

My cacti needs a bigger home - so you've inspired me to certainly use an old jam jar!

THE COOK'S said...

Thanks, girly!!

THE COOK'S said...

Thank you!!!

THE COOK'S said...

Thanks, girl! :))

THE COOK'S said...

Yay for being a new follower!!! :))

THE COOK'S said...

It really is - simple! You should try it!!! Thanks for being a new follower!! :))

THE COOK'S said...

Thanks, girl!! Haha. Oh, I love mason jars, too!!

THE COOK'S said...

Katie!! Thanks, girl! I definitely think you should make one. :)

THE COOK'S said...

You are very welcome. And thank you!!! :)

THE COOK'S said...

Yay!! Make one!!! :)

LDH said...

Love how this project turned out. The rosettes are the perfect finishing touch :)

So nice stopping by to visit!
Kindly, Lorraine

Angela said...

Super cute! New follower!

Jamie said...

This is adorable. I love the fabric flowers!

Katherines Corner said...

Looks terrific, the rosettes are a sweet touch too. Hugs!

Tani@Tagana Rose said...

What a wonderful idea - it looks so cute!!! I love the rosettes!!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

LOVE THIS!!! fabulous job!!! : ) hugs...your newest follower! : )

Danee said...
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Danee said...

I love another use of mason jars. They are so charming. You have to be careful though- without drain holes it is easy to overwater and get rotten roots. Catus probably won't be an isuee but other plants that need more water could be an issue. Might want to drill some drain holes.

Ang said...

oh man, i'm beyond jealous of your wood working skills!!

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