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Repurpose an Old Toolbox Into a Planter for Succulents

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During a recent trip to Goodwill, I bought an old scratched up toolbox for $1.99 and repurposed it into a planter for faux succulents. I used faux succulents because I’m using this in the basement family room where I’d forget to water and maintain the plants.
I started this project with a thrifted toolbox. You can also watch my video to see what other items I purchased while thrifting.
  • repurpose an old toolbox into a planter for succulents, flowers, gardening, succulents
This is my well worn toolbox from Goodwill. $1.99 Dents and scratches!
  • repurpose an old toolbox into a planter for succulents, flowers, gardening, succulents
First, added floral foam.
  • repurpose an old toolbox into a planter for succulents, flowers, gardening, succulents
Second, I covered the foam with sheet moss.
  • repurpose an old toolbox into a planter for succulents, flowers, gardening, succulents
Next, I added faux succulents.

Completed project! Fix and forget! My kind of project!
  • repurpose an old toolbox into a planter for succulents, flowers, gardening, succulents
Completed project! Super easy and really cute for my family room! Fix and forget! My kind of project!

Materials I used for this project:

  • Old toolbox   (Goodwill)
  • Floral foam   (Michaels Craft Store)
  • Sheet moss   (Michaels Craft Store)
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To see more: http://thegoodwillgal.com/2017/02/repurposed-toolbox-into-a-cute-succulent-planter/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie Palmyra, PA
    on Feb 21, 2017

    Very cute!

    • Lisa
      Lisa Chandler, AZ
      on Feb 22, 2017

      Thanks! So simple to make but really cute!

  • Carrie
    Carrie Louisville, KY
    on Feb 21, 2017

    Love it!

    • Lisa
      Lisa Chandler, AZ
      on Feb 22, 2017

      Thanks for the comment Carrie!

  • Susan Bechamp
    Susan Bechamp West Branch, MI
    on Feb 23, 2017

    My black thumb applauds your creative effort. I am inspired to use my rusty cake molds & Jell-O molds the same way. They've been hanging on the wall too long.

    • Lisa
      Lisa Chandler, AZ
      on Feb 23, 2017

      You can do it Susan! ha ha I’m right there with you and the black thumb! Old colanders look really cute in the kitchen with faux herbs, I may or may not have those too. Take care and thanks for the note. ~Lisa

  • Val
    Val Milford, CT
    on Feb 23, 2017

    I really love the way this looks. Great job.

  • Debbie  swanson
    Debbie swanson Somerville, TN
    on Feb 23, 2017

    great for real plants ..

    • Lisa
      Lisa Chandler, AZ
      on Feb 23, 2017

      Yes, totally cute for real plants. This little project went in my basement so chances are I’d forget to water it and there is very little natural light down there. Thanks for the note.

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