Irene G
Irene G
  • Hometalker
  • Oakdale, CA

Rustic Wooden Industrial Tool Boxes = Garden Sign & Planters

When I saw these little wooden boxes my son had brought home from work ( he was burning them for firewood!) - I begged him to get some for me! I knew right away I wanted to make flower boxes for the backyard fence. I wasn't going to let the lids with the rust hinges go to waste - so I made a sign to hang in the garden. I still have some left and will be planting some of my succulents in them.
rustic wooden industrial tool boxes garden sign planters, flowers, gardening, pallet, repurposing upcycling, succulents

Top Hometalk Projects

30 Reasons We Can’t Stop Buying Michaels Storage Crates
31 Space-Saving DIY Ideas That'll Keep Your Home Organized
14 DIY Hacks to Stay Clean While Camping
15 Amazing Things You Can Make With Dollar Store Gems
30 Unusual & Helpful Gardening Tips You'll Want To Know
11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home
14 Cool Ways To Upholster Chairs That You Can DIY
14 Cool Ways To Upholster Chairs That You Can DIY
31 Creative Garden Features Perfect For Summer
31 Amazing Furniture Flips You Have to See to Believe
15 Genius Curtain Ideas To Instantly Upgrade Your Space
20 Easy Concrete Projects You Absolutely CAN Do!
23 DIY Wall Clocks That'll Transform Your Whole Room
21 Totally Terrific Things You Can Do With Doilies
16 Brilliant Wire Basket Hacks Everyone's Doing Right Now

Have a question about this project?

1 question
  • Rosa williams
    on Jun 23, 2016

    Do you need to make holes in the bottom of the box so the water will drain?

    • Phillipcardjr
      on Jul 19, 2016

      If you are going to hang the boxes out where they will be exposed to a lot of rain, a couple 3/8'' holes an inch or so up on one of the ends might be a good idea. A removable plastic liner or insert might also work.

Join the conversation

2 of 11 comments
  • Mickey Baron
    on Aug 19, 2016

    I don't like too many signs. Yours is an exception. Nicely done.

  • Cyndee
    on Sep 1, 2017

    Hey Kris, I have the same fence only black. I had to retrieve the pieces in my neighbor's backyard after a wind storm transported my screen enclosure (Dorothy-style), cinder blocks included, to his yard! Mine supports a wisteria with junk trimming.😊
Your comment...