Learn how to make a locomotive planter from wooden boxes

The colors of the flowers stand out even more with this immaculate white!

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This planter idea can be adapted in any way you like. Change the color, or add decorations. But the idea is excellent ! Add flower pots to the chimneys of the locomotive and the wagons of the train... It's charming and all your neighbors will compliment you on your creation.

A very nice project to work on over the winter in your garage ! It will be ready for spring !

Here's how to make a locomotive and its wagons:

You will need:

-A minimum of 5 wooden crates

-A minimum of 18 wooden washers (rings)

-An exterior acrylic paint primer

-White outdoor acrylic paint

-An exterior semi-gloss acrylic varnish


-Paint rollers

-Paint trays

-A wooden board to make the roof of the locomotive

-A big tin can to make the small chimney of the locomotive

-A flowerpot bigger than the big tin can to make a bigger locomotive chimney

-A screwdriver

-5 cm (2 1/2 ") screws

-A chain and fastening bolts

How to:

1) Start by picking up recycled wooden crates or picking up new ones from DIY stores, or from department stores.

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2) Collect wooden washers (rings) or cut them out of wooden planks.

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3) Apply a coat of primer all over the wooden washers, on the wooden creates, on the tin can and the flowerpot.

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4) Once the primer is dry, apply the number of layers of white paint needed for the white to be opaque.

5) Once the paint is dry, apply one or two coats of exterior acrylic to protect the paint.

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6) Attach the wheels to the locomotive and wagons, flowerpot and tin can on the locomotive.

7) Then connect the boxes to each other with chains and eyelet screws.

8) Attach the boards cut to the correct size on the roof of the locomotive.

9) Then add the flower pots, with the flowers added in the pots, at the bottom of the crates.

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