Lisa
Lisa
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Repurpose an Old Toolbox Into a Planter for Succulents


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!

Suggested materials:

  • Old toolbox  (Goodwill)
  • Floral foam  (Michaels Craft Store)
  • Sheet moss  (Michaels Craft Store)
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  • Linda Sikut
    on Apr 5, 2017

    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, Kit, DR, LR across the front, BR, BA, BR across the back. Upstairs has 2 BR, BA and office. You walk through the open office to get to BRs. Putting it in that room makes the most sense, especially because we used to be Watkins reps. (Well, we still are but pretty much retired and not active). Just need to figure out where to put it Thanks for your ideas!

    • Lisa
      on Apr 5, 2017

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

  • Lenora wilson
    on Apr 19, 2017

    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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