tackle box planter

one man’s junk is another man’s treasure

check out what i made this weekend with a little inspiration from THIS SITE and an old tackle box

this took less than an hour to put together, including shopping for the perfect plants to fill it up

i started with this

after assessing the project, i started out with laying out how and where i wanted the plants to go. succulents on the two trays since it was pretty shallow and any other plant would probably dry up pretty quickly – succulents on the other hand thrive on that sort of environment. the lower level is strawberries that produce fruit from June until the first frost. by bringing this inside during the winter, it will ensure the berries will be back again next year!

next i drilled holes for drainage and use tin snips to cut down the tray dividers as much as i could – giving me a little bit more playing space for plant placement

then i added about 1/2″ to an 1″ of small gravel for more drainage under the soil

and the last step was filling the trays with soil and placing the plants. i used a cactus/succulent mix on the two top trays (for obvious reasons) and a regular potting mix on the bottom one. some decorative rocks for a little but of fun and there you have it

what was old, now is new

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Suzanne on 2012/04/09 at 16:11

    Very cool!!!!


  2. Posted by DePa on 2012/04/09 at 18:18

    OMG. That was my favorite tackle box :=(



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