I am so excited to show you guys the next part of our upcoming exterior gallery wall!
I saw this idea from Country Living and I just had to make one, well two... sort of :-) Mine are done a bit differently and made entirely from materials we had around.
I started with 4 pieces of pallet wood. It took two to make each box so I tried to make sure I had two sets that matched in size. I mostly based the sizes on what I could get out of the available wood,
but I also took into consideration what spacing I wanted around my planter pieces.
Rather than making 45 degree angle cuts I stuck with squared joints because it is so much easier. The side pieces were each cut a bit longer to account for the depth of the top and bottom. Then I nailed the pieces together into a box.
Aside from the pallet wood, I used:
*A clay pot
*It's matching saucer
This is my adhesive of choice. If this is going to be outside I highly recommend it.
I decided the height I wanted for the saucer/bird feeder and cut the branch. Then I laid the box down on the table. Since this is going to be sitting against a wall I had to make sure that saucer didn't stick out the back. I held everything in place to figure out the right placement. Then glued the branch to the saucer. I allowed it to dry for about 6 hours before moving forward. Your drying time may vary, just make sure it is stuck tight before you pick it up.
Once it was all set up I used a long screw to hold the whole thing to the box.
With the bird feeder complete I moved on to the flower pot.
Following the exact same steps, I glued the stick to the pot.
Then screwed it together.
I love how rustic they look. (Especially on my workshop floor)
They are on a wall that gets very hot, direct sunlight so it would be difficult to really keep a plant alive on that wall.
I went with an artificial succulent.
Okay, I guess I technically lied earlier, because I did buy that part. Sorry :-) Oh, and please ignore the sawdust all over it.
I am pretty excited about the fact that I don't think the squirrels will be able to get to this bird feeder.
Of course I only filled it today and I haven't seen any birds yet either. I guess we'll see.
Here's a pinnable image for you.
For more of our gallery wall pieces: (more to come)