Looking for something fun to do?  Here is a list of the great DIY projects we have posted, complete with step-by-step instructions.

 

Shadow Box Flower Pot and Bird Feeder

How to Build a Rustic Shadow Box Bird Feeder and Flower Pot

 

 

 

I am so excited to show you guys the next part of our upcoming exterior gallery wall!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Build a Rustic Shadow Box Bird Feeder and Flower Pot

 

 

 

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,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Build a Rustic Shadow Box Bird Feeder and Flower Pot

 

 

 

but I also took into consideration what spacing I wanted around my planter pieces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Build a Rustic Shadow Box Bird Feeder and Flower Pot

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Build a Rustic Shadow Box Bird Feeder and Flower Pot

 

 

 

Aside from the pallet wood, I used:

*A clay pot

*It's matching saucer

*A branch

*Adhesive

*screws 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Build a Rustic Shadow Box Bird Feeder and Flower Pot

 

 

 

This is my adhesive of choice.  If this is going to be outside I highly recommend it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Build a Rustic Shadow Box Bird Feeder and Flower Pot

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Build a Rustic Shadow Box Bird Feeder and Flower Pot

 

 

 

Once it was all set up I used a long screw to hold the whole thing to the box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Build a Rustic Shadow Box Bird Feeder and Flower Pot

 

 

 

With the bird feeder complete I moved on to the flower pot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Build a Rustic Shadow Box Bird Feeder and Flower Pot

 

 

 

Following the exact same steps, I glued the stick to the pot. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Build a Rustic Shadow Box Bird Feeder and Flower Pot

 

 

 

Then screwed it together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Build a Rustic Shadow Box Bird Feeder and Flower Pot

 

 

 

I love how rustic they look. (Especially on my workshop floor)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Build a Rustic Shadow Box Bird Feeder and Flower Pot

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Build a Rustic Shadow Box Bird Feeder and Flower Pot

 

 

 

I went with an artificial succulent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Build a Rustic Shadow Box Bird Feeder and Flower Pot

 

 

 

Okay, I guess I technically lied earlier, because I did buy that part. Sorry :-) Oh, and please ignore the sawdust all over it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Build a Rustic Shadow Box Bird Feeder and Flower Pot

 

 

 

I am pretty excited about the fact that I don't think the squirrels will be able to get to this bird feeder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Build a Rustic Shadow Box Bird Feeder and Flower Pot

 

 

 

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. How to Build a Rustic Shadow Box Bird Feeder and Flower Pot

 

For more of our gallery wall pieces: (more to come)

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