See how to make a DIY exterior monogram letter using quick follow woodworking plans. This large monogram tree planting box has flowers, succulents, or plants for a great effect on your porch or at an outdoor wedding.
How to Make a Lots of Outside DIY Monogram
A few years ago, we fell in love with this creative and GREAT outdoor monogram florist from Michelle and Ryan. Ellery Plots built.
They share their general instruction here and went viral!
Since then, we have been filled with requests for more detailed tree planting plans for specific letter planters.
Ryan and Michelle and I worked together to adapt their approach so that it would be faster and available in more usable sizes of cedar board.
The video above shows a general idea of how to make a large monogram on wood following Michelle and Ryan’s approach to detailing each other monogram wood letter plan.
To make a DIY monogram letter planter box:
- Download here monogram planter plans.
- Assemble the cedar letter support using the pocket holes.
- Stick to the sides of the cedar plant.
- Cut and install cedar slats slats.
- Cut and install cedar planter trim.
- Drill holes in the trench and place non-optional fabric cover.
- Plant flowers, vegetables, or bad luck fun!
The letter shape upright planter makes a great statement for your own patio or front porch, as a home gift, or as decoration for an outdoor wedding too!
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How big is this big monogram tree?
The capital letters of this monogram tree are each designed with a height of 54 and and 5 5 in depth, and vary between 42-48 ″ in width depending on the letter.
That’s 4 1/2 feet high and 4 feet wide!
Just look at how big it grows, and imagine how amazing it looks to be full of flowers!
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What level of skill can make this monogram planter?
Anyone from a beginner to an advanced lumberjack can build a monogram planting thanks to us detailed woodworking plans.
We do all the math for you so you don’t have to know what angles to miter or bevel to create tree letter shapes.
Some letters are easier to build than others, and are constructed with only 90 and 45 degree miter cuts, and no bevel angles at the edges:
- H (available now!)
Some letters require more complex angles to form letter shapes, but again – we have done all the geometry and angles for you in the plans! So all you have to do is adjust your saw and start cutting.
Plans for each of the letters come to the shop, as well sign up here to be notified when your plans are ready in the grower’s letter!
Any start -up tree ready to hone their skills will be able to build it by planting. Pay enough attention to your angles and carefully measure your build for a pro-level build.
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What tools do I need to make a monogram planter?
As you can see in the video above, a saw compound miter necessary for miters and bevels required to make monogram wood shapes.
(If you’ve finished your DIY game and bought a table saw, be sure to build a nice table saw workbench, also!)
How much will it cost to build this large monogram letter plant?
This plant is designed using weather resistant and durable cedar boards.
The exact number of boards that should vary by letter, and, of course, board prices vary greatly today! Our letter D costs about $ 120 per board, and most letters require an equal number of cedar boards.
Can I build with fine?
Of course – as a DIYer, you can always change the material! Typical pine boards (or whitewood boards) don’t last long on the outside, though, and tend to be less straight than cedar or other higher priced wood.
If you use your monogram for faux interior flowers, then pine boards would be great.
Outside, we recommend cedar, and see how good Michelle’s monogram K looked even years ago!
How do you hang a large monogram?
The planted monogram is large and if it is full of dirt and vegetation, it is also heavy.
To hang it safely and securely, we recommend drilling directly by backing the plant and the side of the house (or fence) using taller screws in several places.
As always, be sure to match your fastener to your material for a strong and sturdy hanging put!
Want a big letter, but no flowers? Make a large letter monogram on the tree like this.
What can I plant in an upright monogram plant letter?
You need to plant the flowers that will grow according to the location of the planter. Matching the requirements of sun and shade is essential!
Provides the planter about 3 1/2 ″ depth of soil, so most of the year can be well done if their sun, water, and land needs are met.
Readers reported the success of growing portulaca (rose moss) and viola, violet, and pansy plants as well.
Succulents (with a well -drained soil mixture) or plants can also be grown in this upright grower.
For Michelle’s planter on her shady porch, impatient ones thrive during the spring and summer and moms also look great in the fall.
Like any growing plant, be sure to hit the water so the plants do not dry out! Michelle reported drinking her impatients every 3 days.
Or, use our quick early spring…. using fake flowers 😉
Michelle also exchanged her annual faux flowers, faux fall flowers and decorations, and also filled this Christmas garland, so you don’t need live plants for this monogram to look amazing!
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