Thank you to the Science Photo Laboratory for the use of the lovely photo.
Are you looking for a unique container for your plants? Well, look no further! This is one of the most awesome ideas I’ve seen in a long time! Flowers look especially beautiful displayed this way. I just had to have one right away! For cool DIY gardening ideas, it does not get much better than this beauty that should be gracing your yard. I got busy making one of these, with my Dad, since he has all the great power tools…besides that, he follows directions better than I do and he’s a retired Engineer! This actually doesn’t look too difficult, so I think I would manage doing this myself since I wanted one so badly.
After making mine, I put a lot of flowering plants in it and some creeping plants to spill over the sides of it. Just fabulous! We had to make one for my Mom, of course. She grows many flowers and had a fit over this planter when she saw mine. Decorate with nature and add some gorgeous colorful flowers. All your neighbors are sure to be jealous.
The first thing you need to do is get a log…he uses white pine because it’s a softer wood and easier to work with. Then he cuts lines into the wood, diagonally and horizontally, with his chain saw to put little grooves in it. Next, he uses a screwdriver to pry out the little pieces. He pulls them all out with a hammer and a screwdriver. Then he adds his potting soil, sand and fertilizer, along with his plants.
Watch this step by step tutorial and learn how to make your own DIY log planter for your backyard, front yard or even your porch!