Ultra Easy Picket Fence Planter Box Kids Project

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Aside from from my newly discovered hobby of writing instructables like this. I also love gardening and tending to my little air filtering friends. So I decided to make them a new home and share them to other people. Let me show you how easy it is to turn this dull and this ultra easy picket fence planter box. :)

Step 1: What You Need:

Materials:

1. 6 inch Popsicle sticks
2. Tons of Glue
3. 12 inch Ruler
4. Strong Scissors
5. 5 lovely plant (2.5"x2.5" each)
6. Scotch tape

Equipment:

1. Gloves
2. Protective glasses

Step 2: Preparing the Materials:

All of the measurements that I used was based on the materials that you have and the dimension my five (5) plants. Although I wasn't expecting the size of the Popsicle but it turned out to be what I needed.So, as I say in all of my instructables, it all depends on what is available to you and your preferences.

1. Hold all of your Popsicle sticks together and try to mark the center of each stick together with a pen or pencil;
2. Cut about 20 sticks in half using the scissors. This will make your upright fences;
3. Put aside 8 sticks not cut in half. This will make your fence horizontal bracing

Two (2) Side fences:

1. You will need 3-4 half-cut sticks for one side fence and you have to make another set for the other side fence
2. 1 pc of 4 inch stick for the horizontal brace for each side fence

Front and Back Fences:

1. You will need seventeen (17) half-cut sticks for each fence
2. You will also need three (3) six inch stick for each fence for the horizontal bracing

Floor:

1. You will need to make twenty two (22) pieces of 3-4 inches of sticks with the rounded end cut out
2. You will also need three (3) six inch stick for each fence for the horizontal bracing at the bottom of the floor
3. Lastly, you will need to cut four (4) 3-4 inches of sticks add and secure the 4 brackets on each end of the base and the mid portion of the flooring

Step 3: Fences... Assemble! :)

Now that we have prepared all of the materials. We are now gonna glue the pieces together and finish our Ultra Easy Planter Box.

What you need to do:

1. Gather all the materials
2. Glue the materials together as shown in the picture. (I used a ruler on this part so that I can achieve a straight form for the all of the base of the fences) Its okay if you don't have perfectly straight fences, unless you're OC or something.
3. After gluing them all together, we have to place some weights over certain sections of the sticks as some sticks tend to bend when they absorb too much glue.
4. When the glue on side, front, and back fences are all dried. We can now assemble them by using a tape to hold corners of each fence together.
5. Add some more glue on the corners of the fences and near the base of each stick so it would all stick together.
6. After you've done and glued everything together, place them in a warm place to dry out OR.... we can use a blower to speed up the process save us all the time. :)

Step 4: And..... We're Done!

Thank you for reading my instructable. I hope you learned a thing or two and I didn't waste a 10 minutes of your life. If you did enjoy this instructable please tell me on the comment section below and also vote for this entry for the planters challenge. I would really appreciate that a lot! :)

PS: I will be making a video about this on Youtube so subscribe or stay tuned! :)


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    JB MaximianoPenolopy Bulnick

    Reply 5 months ago

    Hi Penolopy Bulnick!

    Thank you for appreciating! I love plants especially air purifying and low maintenance plants. How about you do you like plants?

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    JB MaximianoPenolopy Bulnick

    Reply 5 months ago

    I'd recommend start with my plants. I have 20 pots of aloe vera which ai propogate regularly, 6 baculares plant place near the window and in the bathroom, and 2 snake plants placed where the air converge in the whole.

    They are pretty easy to tend to. You just water them when theyre dry or at least once a week. They are very resilient plants thats why I love them. Aside from the fact they help clean the air and gives a positive energy around the house.

    If you need any help with getting, choosing, or anything about plants. I'd be happy to help you. :)

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    JB MaximianoPenolopy Bulnick

    Reply 5 months ago

    Also, If its not much of a trouble. Please vote for my instructables. I entered them all to the contests .

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    Kink Jarfold

    6 months ago on Step 4

    Another fine instructable, JB. Isn't it amazing how you take one thing used for one thing and make it into another thing used for another thing?

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    JB MaximianoKink Jarfold

    Reply 5 months ago

    Indeed it is! It feels kinda weird tho, since I'm like the only person I know who loves doing this sort of things. But I would keep on doing them whatever happens. :) Thank you for your comments. I appreciate it! It really lights up my mood when I read comments. :)