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Have you managed to get all your materials? Because, it's time to get DIYing with Dave Wellman.

You can learn how to make a great planter with his step-by-step video tutorial.

How to build a planter

  • Materials list:
  •  2 scrap timber pieces 100 mm (wide) x 20 mm (thick) @ 300 mm (long)
  •  2 scrap timber pieces 100 mm (wide) x 20 mm (thick) @ 400 mm (long)
  •  6 pieces of jute string each 100 centimetres long
  •  8 Screws
  •  3 Old Jars
  • For tools, you'll need:
  •  Sand paper
  •  Electric saw or a hand saw
  •  A drill
  •  A screwdriver (ideally electric)
  • It's always handy to have:
  •  A pencil (and sharpener!)
  •  Scissors
  •  Goggles
  •  Tape measure



Step 1: Cut wood to length
Step 2: Drill the screw holes
Step 3: Sand and assemble
Step 4: Prepare and hang jars 
Step 5: Personalise

Need help getting all the tools?

Remember, if you haven't got all the tools of materials you need, ask a neighbour or pop down to your local shed to get some help! Dave used Camden Town Men's Shed who were very friendly and were fully stocked on tea.

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We can't wait to see how you personalise your planters.

Have fun and good luck! 

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