It's #NationalDIYWeek and we're celebrating by sharing our favourite Instagrammer DIYs this week. Yesterday, it was a five-day bedroom makeover for under £500, and today it's a wheelie bin store from Instagrammer @littleterracedhouse – because let's face it, bins are ugly and plants are pretty. And what better way to spend a Saturday than making this easy project?
All that's required is some timber, a few tools you're bound to have already, some compost and plants. Want to know she recreated the look? Keep scrolling...
How to make a wheelie bin store
1. The first step of making your very own bin shed is all the measuring. You need to allow enough room for your specific size bins and for each one's lid to open, too. For full cutting steps and specific sizes, visit Mel's blog.
2. After collecting all your materials, you'll need to treat every piece of wood in order for it to withstand the weather. Once the wood is dry, you can start to assemble the framework. Use wood glue and screws to assemble the frame, then add the metal bars (these will secure the planters in place).
3. Using the same method of gluing and then screwing, now comes the job of making the planter boxes, being sure to leave a gap down one side for drainage; these will need a bottom as well as sides.
4. Next, pop the plant boxes on the bin shed where you'd like them to sit and measure where you need to secure them in place from underneath. Using wood glue and screws again, attach small wooden blocks beneath each box so that when they're placed on top, they're secure.
5. Before planting, you'll need to line the box with heavy duty bin liners. Then comes the soil, and then simply pop in the plants and succulents you like.