Jazz up crate planters

Attractive upcycling idea for old wooden crates

If you enjoy growing your own plants, you don’t actually need a garden because you can also grow your own herbs, vegetables and flowering plants on a balcony or roof terrace: it’s a concept called urban garde­ning. All you need is a crate planter, edding acrylic spray paint and permanent markers plus our instructions detailing what to do, step by step. If you use an old, discarded crate, you’ll also be doing something good for the environment at the same time! The paint spray provides excellent coverage, has a short drying time and is perfect for designing objects of all kinds – whether they’re for indoor or outdoor use.

Creative garden ideas
Upcycling & DIY hacks
Permanent markers
Permanent spray
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Products and materials

Other materials

  • Fruit or vegetable crate in the desired size
  • Mask
  • Glove
  • Sandpaper
  • Masking film
  • A protective base for use when spraying
  • Bits of old wood or wooden sticks for plant labels
  • Cord for attaching the plant labels
  • 4 metal feet + screws to fit
  • Cordless screwdriver


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