How to Make Free Flowerbox Wall Art

 Hey everyone!

It’s Summer Celebration time!

This means 20 bloggers are sharing their latest and greatest summer projects in three days

with a link party for EVERYONE on Thursday!


My favorite project so far this summer is my HUGE and (mostly) Free Flower Box Wall Art!

I’m so happy with how this (once junk) turned out!

How to Make Free Flower Box Art!

How does something this big and colorful get made for free you ask?

Well, you start off with anything you can find for free that will fit the space you need it for. Craigslist is full of free things everyday! This was an old, free gate. You could use crib sides, cupboard doors, real doors, a chair seat, make some pallet art. You name it! The possibilities are endless!


(This was the gate I started with. It is HUGE! )

Once you have your free art, paint it or add some words, a saying, verse or picture.

Next, hang it up with some screws, hooks or you could even make it a stand. I hung this gate on three large screws placed in the side of our garage (Our garage has wood siding).

Next, get some free wood off Craigslist or maybe you have some lying around.

I made a flower boxes out of free Craigslist wood and lined it with plastic. Lastly, I drilled some holes in the bottom for drainage. If I were to do it again, I would line the garden box with landscaping fabric.

I used This Old House’s flower box tutorial.

(I skipped the glue and used free wood instead of MDO…call me a rule breaker.)

Flower Box out of Free Craigslist Wood

The next step is to use some L-brackets to set your flower box on.


I used extra large L-brackets. You can find them at most hardware stores. You don’t want them to show, but you need them long enough to give good support.

Remember, the gate is not sitting on the brackets. It’s hung on the screws.

Lastly, fill your flower box with beautiful flowers!


No matter what junk you started with. With some paint and flowers, it will look great!

How to Make Free Flower Box Art!

Here are some other projects from day 3 of the Summer Celebration.

Wednesday Collage

Don’t forget to catch up on Day 1 and 2 with these awesome bloggers!
Get ready for tomorrow’s Summer Celebration Link party!
We can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to!
…and you can show us your summer projects on Instagram…no blog needed!
Use the hashtag #summercelebration


  1. What a cute idea! Thanks for the heads up on the party!!!


  2. So fun! I love how you painted the gate a bright color!

  3. Totally cool idea, Katie! A flowerbox on it’s own on a big wall would seem lost but with the funky old backdrop it becomes a whole amazing piece of art. So creative!! Pinning and sharing:)

  4. WOW … that bright orange gate really makes a delightful statement. LOVE it !
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  5. What a great idea and LOVE the color!!!! I just got through making a window box out of pallet wood but yours has so much flare with that bright orange color!!! Pinned it!

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