A wonderfully simple portable planter can move with you.


This wonderfully simple wooden basket can be made nearly any size. Be sure to use true 1-inchsquare dowels so the wood won't split when you screw the layers together.

What You'll Need

  • Twelve 1-inch-square dowels, 36 inches long (you can find these in a hobby store)
  • Saw
  • Primer, paint, and paintbrush
  • Exterior polyurethane
  • 1½-inch galvanized screws
  • Drill
  • 4 large screw eyes
  • Four 18-inch lengths of chain
  • S hook
  • Moss

Step 1

Cut dowels into 23 sticks, each 14 inches long. Prime, paint, and coat sticks with exterior polyurethane.

Step 2


Make bottom frame using seven sticks spaced 1 inch apart. Lay two sticks across the ends of these seven sticks. Drill holes and attach with 1½-inch screws.

Step 3


Place two sticks on top and perpendicular to the top two sticks; drill and attach with screws. Add layers in alternating directions until all pieces are used. As you drill and screw the corners, alternate the placement of the screws to prevent hitting screws already in place.

Step 4


Add a large screw eye in each corner. Attach one 18-inch length of chain to each corner and connect with an S hook for hanging.

Step 5


Dampen moss to make it flexible.

Step 6


Press damp moss into place, then add potting soil and plants.


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