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Spring is closer than you think! Start decorating for spring and Easter with homemade wood house-shaped planters using Aleene's Wood Glue, so you don't need any special tools. Paint them pastel colors and slide them over existing miniature planters for easy home decor pieces that look great grouped together on your table or set on shelves.
Note, one 12x12-inch piece of wood will yield approx. 3 mini planters.
Step 1: Place a piece of plywood on a cutting-safe surface. Use a mat if needed to protect tables.
Step 2: Measure the planter. Then add at least 1/2-inch and mark width on the wood.
In this case, the planters were about 3 inches wide, so the wood measures 3 1/2 inches wide.
Step 3: Use the ruler to draw a straight line down. Follow it with the craft knife and repeat making the straight cut until the wood is weak enough to bend and break.
Step 4: Sand the cut edge well. Set aside leftover piece.
Step 5: Measure the same height as width and mark on the piece of wood. Cut straight and repeat the breaking and sanding process with another piece. You should have two square pieces to make the sides of the house.
Step 6: Use the ruler to measure the middle of the length of wood. Then mark a peaked roof for the front and back of the planter, ending at the same height as the side pieces. Cut, sand and repeat so that you have two peaked house shapes.
Step 7: Lastly, apply a small amount of Aleene's Wood Glue to the sides of the front piece. Adhere the side pieces and carefully stand them up straight. Then glue to back piece in place and allow the planter to dry for about one hour.
Step 8: Paint if desired or leave the wood natural. Sand away any glue that may be visible.