In honor of Earth Day, we decided to repurpose a PB20PTB 20-Inch Portable Steel Toolbox, and what better way than to make a planter!
Our DIY planter is a little bit extra with its bottom watering system. Feel free to keep it simple by just drilling some holes at the bottom and adding rocks. This will prevent root rot and mold from growing.
*Note: we recommend painting the brackets, screws, and exposed PVC the day before to allow them to dry completely*
You can also add bottom drainage at this point.
This toolbox comes with a tray. We added it to the bottom to help collect water, but it’s optional.
The vertical PVC pipe is the shorter piece we cut off from the 17-inch length.
Once the holes and seal are done, attach the straight pipe to the PVC connector inside the toolbox.
Drill pilot holes for the brackets, then use the screws to attach them to the toolbox. This will keep the lid propped open.