Mini Pond Planter

Difficulty: Intermediate

Liven up your outdoor space with our fun mini pond and planter project.

A mini pond planter DIY project in a garden.

What you’ll need

  • 6ft x1ft planed timber boards
  • 4.0 x 50mm wood screws
  • Timber for base
  • 240g sandpaper
  • Damp seal paint
  • Oil/varnish/paint
  • Aggregate 

Step-by-step instructions

Step 1

Cut two boards to 78cm for the planter sides and cut three 38cm pieces for the planter ends and divider.

A wooden plank being sawn with the BLACK+DECKER® 18V 140mm Cordless Circular Saw.
A wooden frame being assembled with the BLACK+DECKER® POWERCONNECT™ 18V Cordless Drill Driver.

Step 2

Construct the outer frame using the wood screws.

Tip: always drill pilot holes before screwing.

Step 3

Slide the divider into the frame and screw into place.

A divider being inserted into a wooden frame.
A wooden backing being screwed to a frame using the BLACK+DECKER® POWERCONNECT™ 18V Cordless Drill Driver

Step 4

Measure and cut the timber boards for the base, flip over and fix to the frame with wood screws.

Tip: drill drainage holes in the base of the planter section with an 8mm drill bit.

Step 5

Sand down with 240g paper.

A wooden frame being sanded with the BLACK+DECKER® POWERCONNECT™ 18V Cordless Random Orbital Sander.
A wooden frame being waterproofed with damp seal paint.

Step 6

Paint the inside of each compartment with damp seal paint.

Step 7

Stain exterior with oil/varnish of your choice, or paint.

A wooden frame being treated with woodstain.
A woman and her young daughter adding plants to a DIY planter project.

Step 8

Fill planter side with aggregate first and then plants.

Step 9

Fill the pond side with water, plants and ornaments.

A young girl poses with a completed DIY mini pond planter project