August 16, 2016 by Scott - Saws on Skates
Hey friends, today we’re gonna get our tiki on! We’re gonna get freaky with the tiki! OK, not exactly freaky, but we are going to build a super easy wooden container, then we’ll add a little paint to turn it into a colorful Painted Wooden Tiki Mask Planter!
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I’ve been building planters like crazy and this painted wooden tiki planter is the latest addition to my collection! The tiki planter is based on this plan and was made to coordinate with my tiki statues.
I LOVE color and I especially love to add color to my outdoor decor. Without a doubt, this vibrant wooden tiki mask planter adds a pop of color to my patio!
The wood container is soooo easy to make. It’s just a simple box. It doesn’t require much wood, so it’s the perfect way to use some of your scrap wood. The planting area inside the container measures 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″. Want more planting space? Well it’s a cinch to make it bigger. Just adjust the length of the sides to make them longer.
Not only is the container easy to make, but the wooden tiki mask planter is also easy to paint. Can’t paint freehand? Don’t worry, neither can I! I’ll show you how to fake the freehand look.
How can you resist those colorful tiki faces?! Sure, they’re a little scary, but that’s what adds to their charm! Let’s build a container and get painting!
DIY Painted Wooden Tiki Planter Plan
Step 1. The painted wooden tiki mask planter is based on the antiqued wooden patio planter. To start the wooden tiki planter, build a 1×8 container as described in Step 4 of the antiqued wooden patio planter plan.
Step 3. I’m not the best painter, so this is how I faked the freehand painted look. I went to the interwebs and found some tiki mask images. I printed them, cut them out, temporarily attached them to the container with painter’s tape and traced the lines with a ball point pen.
The pen leaves an indent in the wood. I can’t paint freehand, but I’m pretty good at painting within the lines!
Step 4. Paint the Tiki Faces. With the indents in the container, painting the faces is like a paint by number project. Don’t worry if you paint over the lines. Just cover it up with the next color.
Step 5. Once your tiki faces are painted, all that’s left is to plant the planter. First I placed a piece of window screen in the bottom to prevent the soil from washing out.
Then I added some Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix.
Then I dropped in spike plant. The spike plant looks like hair, doesn’t it?! Flowers or succulents would be a great option too.
I love the pop of color the Painted Wooden Tiki Mask Planter adds to my patio. Hope you enjoyed this colorful project!