Almost anything can be transformed into a container for plants – even an old metal toolbox. All it needs is a few drainage holes in the base, then you can plant it up! Mix and match brightly coloured succulent forms for year-round and colour.
Gather your supplies
• Metal toolbox
• Free-draining potting mix
• Variety of succulent plants or cuttings
You’ll also need
Drill and bits; metal screws; L-brackets (2); chalkboard paint; paintbrush
Step 1 Drill at least 5 drainage holes in base of toolbox. With lid open, on side of box, position and fix 1 L-bracket with metal screws. Repeat for other side.
Step 2 Raise lid, align with 1 L-bracket and secure with screws. Repeat for other side.
Step 3 Paint underside of lid with chalkboard paint and let dry. Fill toolbox with potting mix and plant up succulents. Water in well.