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Got a rusty old toolbox that has seen better days – turn it into a quirky planter and either fix it to the garden wall on brackets or turn it into a window box. We found this one at  You’ll need to drill some holes in the bottom for drainage if you are planting it up. 

toolbox planter Recycle your toolbox

Or how about recycling the tool tray from your toolbox? We found this on and they can be used in all rooms in the house for any number of storage uses!

Tool tray Recycle your toolbox

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  1. What a great idea for a no longer used toolbox. I have several of those around the house from my other half.
    I’ve seen old boots and wine bottles used as flower boxes, but never thought of a tool box.
    Does this have to be treated beforehand at all to prevent the inside getting rusty?

  2. TheDoctor says:

    In terms of furthering the items life span I guess it would be advisable to give it a quick lick of paint, but ensure that the paint is suitable and will not be poisonous to what ever you decide to place inside.

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