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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/

Got a question about this project?

  • Pamela "Pama" Rhoads

    Hi Lisa!!!! Great to see you on home talk!!!! Great idea!!!

    • Lisa
      Lisa Chandler, AZ

      Hey! Good to see you here! Thanks for stopping by and the comment! 😍

  • Maude  LaFountain
    Maude LaFountain Kopperl, TX

    sweet ,,,I love it

  • Linda Sikut
    Linda Sikut Hamburg, NY

    I have an old Watkins delivery box - sort of - for a lack of a better explanation. They used them in the 40's & 50's to carry around their sample products. It is aluminum (I think) with the logo on one side and plain on the other. One side is higher

    • Lisa
      Lisa Chandler, AZ

      Sounds like a unique box and something you should be putting on display! I use a soda crate in the family room which holds magazines, a small plant and a couple of remote controls. Is there a room you’d like to use it in?

  • Linda Sikut
    Linda Sikut Hamburg, NY

    Yes, Lisa it is unique. I had it on display in our living room, but we changed our flooring among other things and it doesn't look good there any more. I really wasn't happy with where it was before, anyway. :( Our house doesn't have a family room,

    • Lisa
      Lisa Chandler, AZ

      I’m sure you’ll find the perfect place for it!

  • Lenora wilson
    Lenora wilson La Follette, TN

    My husband has a few of these he doesn't use any more so now I know what to with them. I think I'll put a good coat of sealer on one, drill holes in the bottom and put flowers in (it's a larger size). This is really a unique idea. Thanks.

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