I’m a part of the creative team at my church, and for the last year or so we’ve used a lot of reclaimed wood to create several beautiful decor pieces for our space and our conferences. One of my favorite projects has been the planter boxes we made from wood left over from my dads pool deck. Maybe these are just my favorite because they hold a bit of sentimental value to me with so many memories of fun times swimming during out hot Florida summers. But I truly appreciate the variety of colors, style, and wear and tear each piece of wood has.
My dad almost threw all that pretty wood away, but I rescued it just in time. Using a miter saw, the wood was cut down to size. We actually made several different sizes, no two boxes are alike. The two long sides and base were the same length, and then the smaller sides were cut to fit.
They were put together using wood glue and a pneumatic nail gun.
Our annual Women’s Conference was called “Engage” and we set the after party up like a wedding reception.
We filled the planter boxes with a variety of romantic florals and greenery.
We cut a few pieces of the reclaimed wood very short and used tiny bottles to hold single sprigs of florals for a dainty look.
In a few, we even added potting soil and rye grass seeds a few weeks ahead of time and let the grass grow tall.
We even used one with grass to hold our funny props for the photo booth we had.
We’ve used these reclaimed wood boxes several times, from pretty summer decor to Christmas table settings filled with magnolia leaves.
Photo cred for most of these pics goes to one of my best buds and member of our creative team Trey Photography.
I’m sharing this project today because I’ve joined with a group of creative bloggers for a monthly Project Challenge. This month the material we all used is reclaimed wood. Each month will feature projects created with a specific material. So, check out the other projects, comment and pin if you love them (and you will) and check back next month for even more inspiration!