Make a Garden Planter From a Mailbox!

When driving with a friend past her bank of mailboxes, we turned to see a workman replacing an OLD with a NEW mailbox for my friend’s next door neighbor. ‘Hmmm, would they be tossing out the old one,’ we asked?
That’s how this mailbox eventually came into my possession. I love it,…it’s big and heavy! I know just what I’ll do, and you all will see the result…someday soon.
It pays to let your friends know you like old junk for the garden..
Step by step instructions for your new mailbox planter!
A friend snagged this mailbox for me, nice and heavy and perfect for my future planter as we passed the workman removing it.
I protested,..’no, don’t bother,…really! Oh, no, please don’t ask!’ But my friend had already walked over to talk to her neighbor’s house saying, ‘if it was for me I wouldn’t, but for you….’ Oh, my! Embarrassing!
I show you how to (safely) cut out a section
Simple supplies,...planting is the fun part!
Who doesn't love spray paint?

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  • Dee B
    on Jul 29, 2016

    Nice! Looks pretty. My mail lady actually gave me a slightly rusty dirty mailbox because the door broke on mine. I sanded and painted it almost that same shade of blue to match the trim on my house. I kept the old one with the broken door. Now I know what I can do with it. Thanks!

  • Carey
    on Sep 13, 2016

    I painted flowers on an old mailbox and that is where I have stored small garden tools for a very long time. Works like a charm. Now I will be looking for another similar one to do this with!!! Great idea. BTW: My daughter slipped my little Doxxy Puppy into a mailbox when she was visiting and I took a picture! It turned out just to cute!! She laughed and said she was mailing him! - no postage!

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