Mobile Garden Box

by Lynn Lilly, Jul 27 2016

We are not all blessed with a huge yard or deck to cultivate a garden.  I have a pretty large deck but a very small yard which leaves little room to grow my garden. I created a garden on wheels to add color to my deck. I love this project because I have the freedom to move it around when I need to rearrange the deck for entertaining!

DIY Mobile Garden Box



  1. Cover a flat surface outdoors or in a well ventilated room.
  2. Lay the crates and dowels about one foot part on the covered surface.
  3. Apply 3-4 coats of spray paint to the dowels and the crates. Let the final coat dry for 1-2 hours.
  4. Flip one crate over so the bottom is facing up. Using the drill and 1 inch screws, secure the wheels in the middle of each side. Do not attach the wheels in the corners because you will be drilling the legs into the corners. 
  5. Next place the crate on it's side. Place each dowel inside the corner of the crate and drill a 4 inch screw from the outside of the bottom through the crate and into the base of the dowel. This step is a lot easier if you have a friend to help.  
  6. Take the second crate and set it on top of the dowels that are now attached to the inside of the bottom crate. Using 4 inch screws and the drill, drill the screws from the inside of the crate into the base of the dowels connecting the top crate to the top of dowels.
  7. Add your favorite annuals or herbs to your new mobile garden box.

Fun Add On: I made a small rag banner and treated it with Scotchguard to add a little festive color.

xoxo- LL

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