$10 Cedar Tiered Flower Planter or Herb Garden

Cascading flowers or strawberries? Yes, please!

We are sharing plans for a tiered planter, that we only spent $10 on!  

The secret to this tiered planter is we made it out of cedar fence pickets!  

The first steps are pretty straight forward – just build the three boxes (we used staples but you can also use brad nails or screws).  Here’s a trick for adding the lower boxes:

The spacer came in handy to help keep the boxes evenly spaced and I didn’t have an extra hand, just another step to simplify the process.

Gotta say I love this Staple Gun. Once I made the supports flush to the top I shot them in and viola, I had the stand attached!

Then I flipped this baby over and stood back to admire and couldn’t believe how something so simple could make me so happy!

Be sure to drill holes in the bottom to allow drainage.

Time to get this baby planted, all hands on deck kiddos. They were so happy to help!

We decided to keep the cedar natural so the step that usually takes the most time, the finishing, didn’t even need to happen. The final result is a beautiful planter that is so versatile. I thought herbs would be nice, or instead of 2 traditional planters on each side of the sidewalk, two of these would be fun and give a different look. If you do decide to finish it, paint or stain goes a long way. A simple project with many options, that’s what I’m talking about!