Gardening Fun – Recycle a mailbox!
You might have heard of a mailbox planter, but have you seen a mailbox that is a planter? When I saw Myra Glandon’s mailbox transformed into a planter, I filed the idea away for future,…I really loved hers! All I needed was the old mailbox to start my own project.
I totally ‘stole’ the idea from my friend, Myra, whose mailbox planter is in our Marvelous Mailboxes photo album. I have had her idea in my file for EVER, I loved it that much. She gave me a few how tos
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?
He didn’t know and said ask the neighbor. 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!
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..
Here is the old mailbox now ready to have a piece cut out of the top. Tractor Man cut out the opening with a hack saw and then graduated to a sawsall.
Now the fun part comes
Spray paint and plants were all I needed…I wanted teal paint, about the same as Myra’s and chose hardy Martha Washington geraniums and Sedum for the plants.
I loved doing this project! and here it is! Many thanks to my friend, Lisa who snagged this mailbox from her neighbor and to Myra for the idea!
More Mailboxes in the garden
Post a mailbox in the garden..no more trips to garage for garden tools
Jeanne Sammons says, “This mailbox is out in my Secret Garden. I moved my little garage sale bird from the stump to on top of the mailbox.”
Marie muses over a mailbox
“Thanks to my sweet hubby, …he helped me get it properly secured in my raised gardens. Not only do I like the look of it here, I love the usefulness of it in my garden to keep a few of my garden tools and gloves.” Marie says.