Barb C
Barb C
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  • Mayfield, MI

DIY Mailbox Planters

$7.50
30 Minutes
Easy

I found some old mailboxes at Goodwill for 1.00. I decided I'd like to paint them in bright colors to attach to my house and use as planters. There was no need to drill holes as there was space for the water to drain out on own. I did add a layer of gravel to the bottom of each to help with drainage. I added some black dirt and then planted them with shade loving plants. For more pictures you can visit
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Here are the mailboxes spray painted and hung up on my house. I planted shade plants in the mailboxes since my porch is covered and doesn't get sun until after 5:00.
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Here are the old mailboxes. I think they look a LOT better with some spray paint.
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Here is a picture of my porch vignette.
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  • Anne B
    on Jan 17, 2015

    Very cute!!!

  • Patty Johnson
    on Sep 26, 2015

    Never thought about old mailboxes like this.. my mind is buzzing now !! It's a "hand friendly" project too !! Thanks. ... PJ ☆

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