Wooden mailbox planters are an interesting and quirky way to brighten up your patio or garden outdoor space. A mailbox planter can also be a great way to recycle and reuse your old mailbox.
Recycle And Reuse
If you are thinking of either making or buying a new wooden mailbox and are not sure what to do with the old one, then why not try turning it into a decorative garden planter. Garden planters are available in countless shapes, sizes, and materials but having a homemade planter in either your front or back yard can add an extra touch of character and individuality to your outdoor space.
Turning your old mailbox into a planter is easy. Simply remove the top, close up the mail slot, and plant away. Your new planter will however, last much longer if you take the a few extra steps. Drilling a succession of water drainage holes in the bottom of the mailbox, will prevent rotting. You can also avoid unnecessary damage from weathering by using a liner or place your plant pots inside your mailbox to hold your chosen flowers or plants. This way your mailbox is protected.
Your mailbox planters will look great planted with vibrantly colored flowers and trailing plants and if watering the garden is one of the children’s chores, then putting the mail flag up or down might also be a good way for them to indicate that this chore is complete.