A wood wall planter adds the perfect pop of greenery and style to any space. For this project, all you need is a small planter pot, a 1 x 2 board, and Original Gorilla Glue.
Steps for Making a DIY Hanging Planter:
Step 1: Mark the cuts
Using the cut list above, mark the cut lines on the 1 x 2 board.
Step 2: Cut the pieces
Position the angle of the cut on the miter saw. Cut along the first line. Reposition the miter saw, and then cut the second line. Repeat to cut the remaining pieces.
Step 3: Layout the pieces
Position the pieces so that they create a diamond shape. Place the planter support piece in the center of the diamond, just below the centerline.
Step 4: Dampen one side of the first connection
Because Original Gorilla Glue is activated by moisture, first wet the end of the first board with a damp cloth.
Step 5: Apply glue to the first board
Apply a thin bead of glue to the edge of the adjoining board.
Step 6: “Clamp” the board with tape
Position the boards, and then wrap the joint with a small piece of Gorilla Tape to “clamp”, or hold, the connection tightly in place. Repeat to secure the remaining 1 x 2 boards using a damp cloth, glue, and tape.
Step 7: Add the crosspiece
Dampen the inside edges of the diamond, just below the centerline. Apply glue to the ends of the crosspiece, and then position it in place. Clamp the joints with tape.
Step 8: Mount the pot
Wet the front of the crosspiece. Apply Original Gorilla Glue to the outside rim of the pot. Center the pot on the crosspiece, and use a hand clamp to hold it in place. Allow the glue on the entire assembly to cure for 24 hours.
Step 9: Sand the assembly
Remove the clamp and tape from the wall hanging planter. Sand the parts, and any visible glue, using a sanding sponge.
Step 10: Install the planter
Hang the planter from a hook, or drive a screw through the planter and into the wall to hold it in place. As always, using a wall anchor or hitting a stud is recommended.