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Whether you're a beginner gardener or an experienced one, there's something to learn in this Howcast video series about gardening tools and equipment.
You Will Need
- Wine crate
- Wood filler
- Putty knife
- Fine-grit sandpaper
- Two colors of paint or wood stain
- Painter's tape
- Plastic planter liner
- Potting soil
- Plants or seeds
- Latex gloves (optional)
- Particulate mask (optional)
- Newspaper (optional)
Find a wine crate
Find a wine crate from your local winery, vineyard, or liquor store.
Fill holes and lettering
Fill any holes or lettering with wood filler using a putty knife to smooth the surface of the putty. Allow the filler to dry as directed by the manufacturer.
Sand the exterior of the crate, paying special attention to the areas you filled with wood filler, until smooth, with fine-grit sandpaper.
Paint or stain
Paint or stain the crate following the manufacturer's directions for application and drying time. Repeat with a second coat.
Lay the stencil across the planter and tape it into place with painter's tape.
Paint in the stencil using the second color of paint or stain and a clean paintbrush. Remove the stencil and allow time for the paint to dry.
Apply varnish in one even coat to protect the paint finish. Allow it time to dry.
Insert a plastic planter liner inside the planter to protect the wood from water damage and then fill with potting soil and any plant of your choosing. Watch those beauties grow.