Happy Wednesday! Today I’m sharing how to make these easy reclaimed barnwood indoor plant holders. They can add something fun to your walls, all the while growing herbs or succulents to your heart’s content!
My hubby’s family has a ranch and acreage not far from where we live. When his uncle saw that I was asking around online for any barnwood, he mentioned he had a ton out at the ranch.
“I neeeeeeed it!!!” I told him. Don’t worry, I did ask nicely and said please. He brought me a few pieces and they were gorgeous. I know that’s weird to say about wood, but trust me, they were.
Originally they were used in a barn that was built out there, and I loved knowing they were from our family’s ranch. I had already made plans for what I was going to do with them, and making planters for our dining room walls was just one of my ideas.
We started by cutting the wood in half. It was a 6×10 board, so each half was 3ft. I love that the wood was different colors and even had a little section of it gone on half of of it. So much character!
I first measured where the exact middle of the wood was, then measured about 6 inches down from the top and up from the bottom and made a mark with my pencil. I also measured and made a mark exactly halfway between those two marks, where the middle pot would be. I did the same on the second half piece of wood.
We used hose clamps from Home Depot to hold the pots. I found some screws lying around that we screwed through the metal to attach the hose clamps to the wood.
Once all the hose clamps were secured, I put in small 3 terra cotta pots. I aged and distressed the pots using my tutorial found here. I used a lot more water in my whitewash for these little pots so they are lighter.
I’d love to grow herbs in these pots, but I don’t think there is enough direct light for them to grow well. Besides, I can barely keep succulents alive (and to be honest, some of these are now faux because I killed the real ones… eek!).
I think I’ll eventually get bigger pots, these almost look to small for the large piece of wood. They work great for now, though!