DIY Spring Planter Box

Spring is here and it’s time to spruce up your home and freshen things up both inside and outside.  I’m a firm believer in first impressions and this is especially true for the outside of your home.  A porch is one of the first things that welcome guest to your home.  When friends and family arrive at our front door I want them to instantly know that they are welcome and invited into our fun loving home.  This DIY Spring Planter Box is the perfect project to give your outdoor space a colorful and fresh new makeover.

A few years ago when we moved into our house I was so excited that it had a front porch.  I’ve always loved the idea of having a front porch; it reminds me of simpler times where neighbors visited with each other, communities came together and life moved at a slightly slower pace. And I absolutely love having a space that instantly greets people when they arrive, it’s our home’s welcome center.  I think this colorful DIY Spring Planter Box is the perfect addition to our fabulous front porch makeover, and it’s super easy too.

What You Will Need:

  • Unfinished Hanging Wood Planter Box 
  • Wood Trim
  • Wood Heidi Swapp Welcome Sign
  • Americana DecoArt Curb Appeal Harbor Blue and Summerhouse Yellow
  • Paint Brush
  • Wood Glue
  • Flowers

**I picked up all of the supplies, except for the flowers, at Michael’s for this project. 

Start by painting the unfinished wood planter box with the Americana DecoArt Curb Appeal paint.  This paint is great for outdoor projects because it is specifically designed to enhance your curb appeal with it’s durable, fast drying formula.  The new Curb Appeal paint is lightfast, scuff-resistant and weather-resistant so it will continue to look fresh and pretty for a long time.

I love color, and since I couldn’t convince my husband to let me paint the front door I thought I would add a bold pop of color to my planter box with the yellow wood trim and painted welcome sign.  I attached both items to the planter box with wood glue and let dry over night.

Now it’s time to add a touch of spring with colorful flowers.  I planted a variety of flowers in each section of the planter box, it’s an instant way to freshen up your outdoor decor.

I hung the planter box on the brick wall by our front door and added a few more plants and decor to really make this space welcoming to guest arriving at our home.  I love how this simple DIY project instantly transforms my outdoor space and brightens it up!  Now, maybe I can convince my husband to let me paint the front door a bright bold color.

Here are a few ideas to help you spruce up your space this spring:

Front Porch Makeover

Spring Planting Party

DIY Lazy Susan for Outdoor Entertaining


Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. Your planter is so cute, I love it!!! I saw it on Sugar Spice and Family Life.
    Wishing you Happy St Paddys Day!!! Have a great weekend!

  2. So cute! I love the colors of your porch!

  3. That’s so pretty, I love the bright blue and yellow accents together.

  4. Love this! Super cute and great color. Will have to check out that paint. Visiting from Inspiration Mondays party.

  5. I love those colors! I made a vertical planter last week at Home Depot and was going to stain it, but now I want to paint it bright colors. Thanks for the inspiration! Stopping by from Inspiration Monday link up.


  6. It looks beautiful. It would be interesting to try this DIY. Thanks for your sharing.

  7. Hi Mariah, What a beautiful way to greet spring as well as welcome visitors to your home! Well done! Blessings, Janet

  8. This is beautiful! Love the pop of color. I would like to invite you to link up with us at Family joy Blog Link Up Party. Check us out

  9. I love your planter box.Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared.

  10. fantastic idea! looks lovely and very welcome 🙂 colors are great.

  11. this is so pretty! It came out lovely!

  12. What an adorable idea! Thanks or sharing with Inspiration Monday!

  13. This is such a welcoming planter for your porch. I didn’t know I could buy one already made and finish it. Definitely want to look into doing one at my house this spring. Stopping by from the #HomeMattersParty link up.

  14. This is perfect. I am planning something very similar for my back patio that sits beside a very dull fence. This looks perfect to add a bit of colour.

    Love what you did here.

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