Learn how to make an upcycled toolbox planter in just a few steps. This might be the easiest DIY project I’ve ever done, but I’m loving how it turned out on my front porch makeover that I shared a few weeks ago.
This toolbox planter is my contribution for the Thrift Store Challenge.
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
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How to Make an Upcycled Toolbox Planter
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- Place coconut fiber liner into the toolbox. This toolbox probably needed a slightly larger liner, but I wanted to use what I had on hand.
- Fill liner with dirt.
- Make holes in the dirt to place flowers.
- Place flowers in the dirt and fill around the edges.
- Add more dirt if necessary.
Tips for Using Upcycled Planter Vessels
- If the vessel doesn’t have drainage, either drill a hole in the bottom or add a layer to rocks.
- Add at least one plant that drapes over the edge for interest. I chose potato vine for this purpose. It also looks beautiful against the black toolbox.
- Don’t forget to water. This toolbox has not natural drainage, so I water lightly every few days.
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