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Cool DIY Project Turns Old Kitchen Cabinet Doors Into A Beautiful Garden Decoration

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It seems like the cost of goods and services never stops increasing. If you need to purchase something new, or you an item repaired, it always costs and arm and a leg. Not everyone has the kind of cash to fix each problem or satisfy every need they have.

This is where do-it-youself projects can make a huge difference —You can build what you need at a fraction of the price of buying it new! The best part is that DIYs have become so popular that you don’t have to look very hard to find great ideas or inspiration.

A woman named Mindi runs the DIY site My Love 2 Create, and she has a fantastic step-by-step guide for how to create a lovely corner flower planter out of old cabinet siding.

Mindi, a mother of two and the creator of My Love 2 Create, fell in love with DIY blogs and was inspired to take the tips she learned to make her own site. Here, she lays out her step-by-step instructions on how to make the perfect corner planter out of cabinet doors!

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For this task, you’ll need a 1×4 piece of wood, three corner shelves (which can be cut using scrap wood), Gorilla wood glue, nails and whatever sort of accessories you’ll want to adorn the planter with.

To start, you’ll need two cabinet walls positioned at a 90-degree angle for the structure of the planter itself. This is what you’ll build everything else onto.

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Next, you’re going to construct the corner shelves. Cut the 1×4 plywood at 45-degree angles so they fit snugly against the interior of the cabinet walls. Add glue to the front of the plywood and then attach the 1×4 with nails. Repeat this process for the other two shelves.

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Afterwards, secure the wood with more nails for support. 

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It’s a good idea for there to be a little bit of a gap between the shelves and the cabinet. This aids in water runoff and prevents plants from over-saturation.

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When the shelves are finally installed, it may be a good idea to add a layer of mesh on each one to help with water drainage.

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Now, the planter is yours to decorate however you like! Once you’re done you’ll find you have a fantastic looking planter that will fit perfectly into any bare corner of your home. 

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There you have it! All you need is a few materials and some time and you can have a wonderful planter sure to impress guests!

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