When I think of spring, my mind goes to flowers blooming and ways to display the plants I’ll be buying soon.

Today, I’m sharing a simple to make stenciled garden-themed planter from an Ikea crate as part of a lovely Spring Tour – scroll to the bottom to see all of the other wonderful spring inspiration from some of my favorite bloggers.

A few months ago, I bought a wooden box from Ikea. I think it was less than $6.00.

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Originally, I intended to use the box/crate to cover the top of a lightbox on my china cabinet and that’s what I did with it for a few months but then, Spring!

Buying a few more is on my to-do list for when Ikea reopens but for now, I took the one I had and used it for this simple and easy garden-themed planter.

I made two simple stencils for it. One for each side of the box.

There is a vintage truck on one side and Farm Fresh on the other side.

Both stencils were created using Cricut access.

If you would like to use the ones I created, you can see each of them by clicking on the links below:

Vintage Truck Stencil ::: Farm Fresh Stencil

How-To Make Your Garden-Themed Planter

I made the stencils with my Cricut using clear contact paper for both stencils.

I used some black craft paint I had on hand and an old stenciling brush.

I pounced the paint on and once it was dry, I peeled off the stencils and voila – a stenciled garden crate.

I added some caster feet I bought a few years ago on clearance from Michaels. I like the look of the casters and I also want to keep the bottom of the planter off of the surface it will be placed on so that water can properly drain, etc.

I plan on sealing the wood with an outdoor sealer so I can use this on my porch but for now, it’s holding some houseplants.

I can’t wait until I can head to the store again and buy some flowers and put this outside!

Monday ~ Mantels

Spring Ideas Tour - Mantels

Hearth and Vine | Postcards from the Ridge | Marty’s Musings

Calypso in the Country

Tuesday ~ Tablescapes

Spring Ideas Tour - Tablescapes

Lora Bloomquist | Our Southern Home | The Painted Hinge

Wednesday ~ DIY

Spring Ideas Tour - DIYs and Crafts

Sweet Pea | 2 Bees in a Pod | The How to Home | Our Crafty Mom

What Meegan Makes

Thursday ~ Recipes

Spring Ideas Tour - Recipes

My Wee Abode|Thistle Key Lane|Harbour Breeze Home|First Day of Home

Friday ~ Porches and Decks

Spring Ideas Tour - Porches and Decks

Redhead Can Decorate | Worthing Court | Follow the Yellow Brick Home