Hexagon Wall Planter

Hexagon Wall Planter

It’s my favourite time of the month! Home Depot gift challenge time!
If this is your first time hearing about this, each month we choose one item from Home Depot (not affiliated with the projects!), and one gift recipient. Then we get creative! This month the classic 2 x 4 wood was chosen and we were invited to make a project for a new home owner. You will be amazed by the projects that this talented group of bloggers came up with! Since I give plants to almost every new home owner I ever come across, I decided to stay with the plant theme and make a simple Hexagon Wall Planter :) 

Home Depot Gift Challenge

Here’s what you need for this project:

A 2 x 4 (about 2 feet per box)
1/4″ thick plywood for front
Glass jar (mine are from the dollar store)
Wood stain
Plants (real or fake)
Wood glue
Nail gun
Table saw
Scroll saw or jigsaw
Backing to hang the planter box

To start, here are the glass jars I bought from the dollar store. I had to plan my hexagon so that this would fit inside, so I planned a hexagon that was 3.5″ on each side.

Hexagon Wall Planter

Next, using the table saw, my handy husband sawed the 2×4 in half, width wise. He ran them through the planer to clean them up (you could just sand them too), and he cut 6 3.5″ pieces for each box.

Next (not pictured),  we cut an angle into the sides of each 3.5″ piece. Set your saw to 30 degrees, and cut each side of the wood so that the angles both go inwards (see photos below). The outside (long side) of each piece should remain 3.5″ long.

Hexagon Wall Planter

Next, you need to cut a hole into one of those sides that is large enough for your jar to slide through (mine was 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″). I found the center of the blocks, and made a square around the center point. Then I drilled into the block, so that I could get into the hole easily with the scroll saw (or jig saw), I used the saw to cut the square out – leaving the perfect opening for my jars :)

Hexagon Wall Planter

Here’s what the hexagon looks like all layed out, with the hole cut out for the planter jar.

Hexagon Wall Planter

Next, you want to cut your plywood piece so that it fits on top perfectly. My husband inlayed our front piece (because he’s crazy talented like that), but if I was doing this on my own, I would’ve traced the box, and nailed a piece directly to the front of the hexagon.

Next, put wood glue between each joint, then temporary use nails to hold the wood pieces in place until the glue dries. I used 1″ brad nails.

Hexagon Wall Planter

Since the jar can’t float in mid-air, we cut a box out from our 2×4 to fit just underneath the jar. Then we cut a piece of wood to back the planter box so that we would have something to attach our wall hanger.  This piece is made to fit your box (ours was 3/8″ thick x  2 3/4″ wide).

Next, putty EVERYTHING. you don’t want any empty spaces. When the putty dries, sand everything down so that you like the finish. Then stain your boxes with your colour of choice :) These can sit up on the counter, but if you want them to hang on the wall, you have to add the hanging hardward last.

Hexagon Wall Planter

This project went SO quickly from start to finish. A couple of evenings in the garage and 3 boxes were done! I love, love, LOVE how they turned out!

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Here are my hexagon wall planters, hanging in my home :)

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I hope you liked my 2×4 project!! For more great wooden “welcome-to-your-new-home” gifts,  Click on the photos of the amazing projects below!

Home Depot Gift Challenge

If you missed last month’s challenge, we were using Peg Board to make projects for the home, and I made this DIY Desk Organizer!

Peg Board Desk Organizer

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85 thoughts on “Hexagon Wall Planter

    1. I’m loving hexagons these days too! I was looking for a creative way to use them. This project was perfect!

    1. Thank you! I’m always a fan of natural wood stains. I LOVE being able to see the grain of the wood when the project is all done :)

    1. I also LOVE all things hexagon! Hence the three other hexagon projects planned out in my head… lol. Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Thanks Cat!! My husband is an amazing woodworker (built my daughter’s crib!) and he’s sloooowly teaching me his skills, lol.

  1. These hexagon planters are amazing! This is such a great project, thanks for sharing. I’ve included your post in my Five on Friday roundup today. Have a great weekend :)

  2. Love this! I like that the plant is in a separate glass container. Thank you sharing on Merry Monday, you’re one of my feature picks.

  3. Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on tonight at 7 pm because we love to party with you! Happy Memorial Day! Lou Lou Girls

  4. This is so cute! I love geometric shapes and succulents! Like Erlene, I also picked your post as my feature for this week’s Merry Monday link party. Hope you’ll stop by to grab a “featured” button, and link up with us again!

  5. You always have such fun projects! Love these. I would either have to use succulents or maybe some of the cute fake potted plants from Ikea I just bought.

    1. Awww… Thanks Rachel!! Turns out I’m not very good at keeping plants alive, so these may turn into fake succulents one day too… Haha.

    1. Hahaha! Maybe one day… When I have 20 more hours every week… Lol. I’m honored that you think my projects are nice enough to buy though!

    1. Thank you SO much Kyla!!! I’m getting so much love for these hexagons! So glad that everyone likes them as much as I do :)

    1. Absolutely! I’ve actually been changing out the greenery each month for new items :) Love the flexability of these pieces!

  6. I gotta say, these are really cool. I’ll try making some of these for my office out of some spare wood I have laying around. Thanks for the idea. Ever since I purchased my first home I can’t get enough cool DIY projects haha. Cheers!

  7. How sweet! I have fallen in love with it!!! I’m an avid DIYer and always try to be busy with some new projects. Was searching for a unique idea to start. The wall planter made me stop and crazy to make it asap! In a hurry to start. Wish me good luck, Lindi! :)

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