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This post is #sponsored by The Home Depot.bohemian-wheelbarrow-planter

Happy Monday you all! It’s a great start of the week as I get to show off my fun project that I was sharing here on the blog last week as a peek. I am so excited to show you what I created, and I hope you get inspired to register to attend the Home Depot’s workshop this coming Thursday at your local shop. I love challenges, and I especially love when someone shows me an image of a project, and I would have to recreate the project with my personal spin on it. This is the image I got from The Home Depot, and I challenged myself to create something that stands true to my style, so I created a bohemian wheelbarrow planter to add something unique to my fall home decor.


Today you will see lots of versions of this rustic wheelbarrow, and you will get so many fantastic ideas, so when you get yourself scheduled for this coming Thursday at your local Home Depot you will be ready to tackle yours.:)

Have you heard about The Home Depot’s DIY workshops yet?

The Home Depot offers Workshops at all of their locations for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels.  There are three types of Workshops offered – Do-ItYourself (DIY), Do-It-Herself (DIH) and Kids. Customers can learn how to build décor projects, how to make easy home repairs and how to operate tools through demonstrations and step-by-step instructions right at their local store. How fun! You get to use tools, and you can create fantastic DIY projects!

Want to learn more? Visit http://workshops.homedepot.com to find out more about the program and check out when particular DIY workshops are scheduled in your area! You can build this lovely wheelbarrow at your local Home Depot!

Where: The Home Depot
What: DIH Workshop
Date: Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Free!


And now let me show you the how to of this funky planter:-)

Materials you need for the project:

  •  1 – Crates and Pallet 18˝ x 121 ⁄2˝x 91 ⁄2˝ Large Wood Crate
  •  1 – 2˝x 8˝x 8´ Prime Kiln Dried Board
  •  3 – Pressure-Treated 36˝ x2˝x 2˝ Wood Square End Baluster
  • 1 1 ⁄2˝x 48˝ Wood Round Dowel
  •  1 – Box #8 x 21 ⁄2˝ Phillips Square Drive Flat-Head Full Thread Zinc Coated Multi-Material Screw •
  • 1 – Pack #8 x 1˝ Flat-Head Phillips Wood Screws
  • Dark walnut wood stain
  • sponge brush
  • pressure treated fill it strip
  • weatherproof white paint (or another color)

Tools you will need:

  • Circular Saw
  • Jig Saw
  • Drill
  • 1 ⁄2˝ Drill Bit
  • String
  • Measuring Tape
  • Pencil
  • Safety Goggles
  • Sanding Block




As a first step measure and mark and cut your wooden pieces

  • (2) 8˝Segments from one of the PressureTreated 36˝ x 2˝ x 2˝ Wood Square End Baluster – Legs.
  • (1) 33 ⁄4˝ segment from the 1 ⁄2˝ x 48˝ Wood Round Dowel-Wheel Axel. (1) 7˝ circle from the 2˝ x 8˝ x 8´board. TIP: Make a mark in the center of the 2˝ x 8˝ x 8´ board about 6˝ in from the end of the board. Screw a screw halfway into the center mark and wrap a string with one end tied around the screw head and the other end tied around a pencil with 31 ⁄2˝ of string between the nail and the pencil and draw the 7˝ circle.
  • Measure (10)12″ ( same as the wood crate) pieces
  • Using a circular saw to cut the two (2) 8˝ legs from one 36˝ x 2˝ x 2˝ Wood Square End Baluster and the 33 ⁄4˝ Wheel Axle from the 1 ⁄2˝ x 48˝ Wood Round Dowel and cut the fill in strips
  • Use a 1 ⁄2˝ drill bit; pre-drill a hole touching the outside line of the circle. Insert jigsaw into pre-drilled hole and cut the 7˝ circle from the 2˝ x 8˝ x 8´ board.
  • Measure and mark the center of both remaining 36˝ x 2˝ x 2˝ Wood Square End Balusters at 11 ⁄4˝ from the ends. Using the 1 ⁄2˝ drill bit, drill a 1 ⁄2˝ hole halfway through the baluster at the center mark of each of the balusters using a slight 5° angle and the drill bit pointing away from the short end of the baluster. See diagram.
  • Drill a 1 ⁄2˝ hole through the center mark of the 7˝ Wheel.
  • Nail the fill in strips inside of your wooden crate
  • Stain all your pieces and let them dry before you assemble your wheelbarrow

1(I painted my design onto my crate before assembly)

  • Turn Large Wood Crate upside and align one of the Balusters over the bottom of the crate ensuring the end of the Baluster with the drilled hole overhangs the end of the crate by 6˝ and is centered over the second slat on that side. The other end of the Baluster should be angled to hit in between the two outermost slats on the other end of the crate, allowing a 12˝ overhang to act as a handle. Secure Baluster to the bottom of crate using a 21⁄2 ˝ screw on each end. Reference Diagram.
  • Insert the 33⁄4 ˝ Wheel Axle into the drilled hole on the secured Baluster. Slide the 7˝ wheel onto the wheel Axle, and insert the wheel axel into the remaining Baluster. With the wheel sandwiched securely between the two Balusters, secure the remaining Baluster to the bottom of the crate centered over the second slat at the wheel end and between the two outermost slats at the handle end using 21⁄2 ˝ screws at each end.
  • Place the two 8˝legs vertically 3⁄4 ˝ in from the end of the crate on the outside of the Balusters. Secure with one 21⁄2 ˝ screw through the Balusters. Turn Wheelbarrow over and secure the legs through the slat on the inside bottom of the crate using one 1˝ screw into each leg.


And here is my bohemian wheelbarrow planter. I planted several smaller mums into my planter. But if you don’t want to plant your mums in there you can skip adding the fill strips inside the crate and you can just sit your mums in there:-)

For decoration, I hung a few feathers onto the corner of my wheelbarrow with a small piece of string.



I adore the bohemian details. What do you think?





I hope you got inspired and be sure to register to attend the next #DIHworkshop at your local home depot!

Where: The Home Depot
What: DIH Workshop
Date: Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Free!


And now check out all the other fantastic ideas from some uber talented bloggy friends!

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Tomorrow I will be sharing this planter’s little sister, this cute boho fall wreath:-) Can you tell that I love the bohemian vibe this season???:-)



Thanks for checking in today! Have a fabulous week!





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  1. I agree with Jen – this wheelbarrow has ‘Aniko’ written all over it! Love how you made this project your own – your photos are on point, as usual! Thank you for joining me in this fun virtual party, Aniko! xo

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