My kitchen is done but that’s not stopping me from starting the next project. I have actually been working on the exterior of my house for a couple weeks now, I’ll be sharing much more later. But with my recent front door & porch makeover I wanted to add some more color to the space. So I’ll show how to build a wood flower box and add some bright and beautiful flowers from Monrovia!
To get things started you’ll need to gather your supplies. My flower box was 4′ long and 12 1/2″ wide by 11″ tall.
- 8pcs of 4′ long wood strips, 2 1/2″ x 3/4″ (front & back)
- 8pcs of 11 1/2″ long wood strips, 2 1/2″ x 3/4″ (sides)
- 6pcs of 9 1/2″ long wood strips, 1 1/2″ x 1/2″ (inside support)
- Additional wood for top, I used scrap wood but you can use additional pieces of the 2 1/2″ x 3/4″ lumber.
- Stain or Paint of your choice
- Nails or nail gun & compressor
- Wood glue
- Poly Sealer
- Monrovia Flowers or Plants
- Extra Top Soil
Here’s how to assemble the box.
Step 1 // Lay out the front & back boards like pictured.
Step 2 // Add glue to the inside support strip.
Step 3 // Nail the support strip down. I used 3 per side.
Step 4 // Stand the front/back up on a level surface and start adding the side pieces 1 by 1. Don’t forget glue!
Step 5 // The finished box should look like this.
Step 6 // Cut the top wood to size at 45* angles.
Step 7 // Add the top wood with nails and glue.
Step 8 // Sand your box.
Step 9 // Stain or paint the box. I suggest sealing the box with a polyurethane since it will remain outside.
Once everything is dry your ready to start planting! I picked out 3 types of bright and colorful Monrovia flowers. They always have the best selection of Monrovia plants at Lowe’s, and I love buying Monrovia because their plants are nurtured with attention to every detail to ensure vibrancy and lasting beauty. Plus they offer a ton of important plant information on their plant tags and on their website.
Making this flower box has made it easy to transform my space with colorful annuals and perennials. Since my front porch has this fern surrounding the entire thing it definitely needed some color, and that extra colorful detail makes all the difference with Monrovia plants.
I love how my new flowers pop in the flower box! Did you know Monrovia grows the healthiest, highest-quality plants for you to create outdoor spaces that will thrive for years to come. So go find a garden center that sells Monrovia flowers near you (HERE), and sign up for the Monrovia newsletter to get the latest details.