Follow this step-by-step tutorial and woodworking plans to build this large outdoor DIY monogram planter in the letter of your choice, for a welcoming and personalized front porch decoration.
DIY Monogram Planter Plans
This beautiful DIY monogram planter has gone viral over on Facebook with over 125 THOUSAND shares in just a couple of days! On top of being just stunning with those impatiens in bloom, this monogram planter is a great way to get in some practice with a compound miter saw!
Great Planter For Summer Flowers
First, build the base or backside of the letter. This was done using 1x12s and a Kreg jig to it all together.
Assemble the Letter’s Shape
Using a Kreg Jig attach all the pieces together.
Build up the Sides
Next, the 1×4 pieces of cedar to complete the sides. Using a compound miter saw to make all of the cuts. Each piece is secured with brad nails and wood glue.
Add the Planter Shelves
Next, he completed the inside planter slats using 1×6 cedar, mitered along the back. Using brad nails to secure in place at a 45-degree angle through the side. Next are 1×3’s for the front pieces, the letter “frame” trim.
Plant the Monogram
And that’s it!! I know, it’s a bit complicated, but we’ve created detailed woodworking plans for many letters (and more coming!), we’ve made the cuts as easy as possible for you.
Watch it Grow
Can I build with pine instead? Of course, as a DIYer, you can always change the material! Common pine boards (or whitewood boards) won’t last long outdoors though, and tend to be less straight than cedar or other higher-priced lumber.
Plant Differently Every Year
So fun to watch it grow during the season. Read the full tutorial here.
Plant for Different seasons
These mums look great in the fall! As with any raised planter, be sure to water adequately so the plants don’t dry up! The owner waters her impatiens about every 3 days.
Fill with Faux Flowers:
Or, use this easy early spring trick…. use fake flowers 😉
Decorate for Different Seasons:
Or swap out annuals with faux flowers, faux fall flowers, and decor, and filled it up with Christmas garland, too, so live plants are not required for this monogram to look amazing!
Some Other Letter Examples:
Letter M Monogram Planter, built by Debbie and her Dad. This letter-shaped vertical planter makes a nice statement for your own patio or front porch, as a housewarming gift, or as decor for an outdoor wedding, too!
P for Perfection
John P. build this beautiful letter P planter for his daughter. Here’s a picture of the completed project with Portulaca flowing out of the ledges! Thanks for the idea!
Easy to Follow Building Plans
Watch the YouTube tutorial on how to build an outdoor DIY monogram and don’t forget to subscribe. This large wood monogram planter box holds flowers, succulents, or herbs for a big impact on your porch or at an outdoor wedding.
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.