Over the years I’ve shared some of my favorite collections with you … white ironstone, aqua bottles, and vintage books. But I don’t think I’ve ever shared how much I love wooden cigar boxes. Yes … smelly old cigar boxes! I prefer the more rustic ones and truth be told, I love the smell of a good cigar! With spring in the air I’m itching to get my fingers in the dirt and what better way to get my fix than with DIY cigar box planters?
I filled one with pretty yellow and purple pansies!
I love their delicate, happy faces paired with a rustic cigar box.
Two different looks, and I don’t know which one I like better.
You can find cigar boxes at flea markets and thrift stores, but they’re likely to charge you too much money for them. I purchase mine at Binny’s Beverage Depot for $1.50 each. I’ve seen them at the flea market for as much as $10.
Add a little moss to hide the dirt. Let some spill over the edges.
Some of them look vintage even though they’re new.
For the succulents planter, fill the cigar box with sand. Since succulents don’t need much watering, I didn’t bother to line the box with parchment paper. Plus this box has thicker wood. You can keep the sand as is, or add something decorative on top, like pebbles or moss.
You can add other decorative elements like small seashells.
I chose this one because of its red-tipped leaves.
I want to make a few more to place around the house!
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