Have you been looking for unique planter ideas this spring? Add a little farmhouse style to your deck or patio this season with this simple DIY mail holder planter.
What You’ll Need To Make Your Planter
- A galvanized mail holder
- A drill or hammer/nails to make drainage holes
- Potting soil
- Plants of your choice
Watch the video to see me make my planter or follow the step-by-step instructions below.
Using a hammer and nail (or drill) add some drainage holes to your mail holder.
Add soil to each level of the planter and start to fill in with plants.
I like to place trailing plants on the edges and flowers in the middle.
Once all the plants have been placed, top up with more soil.
Finally, hang it up! I chose to hang my on the siding along my deck using wood screws. Isn’t it pretty?
I recommend hanging this in a spot that doesn’t get too much afternoon sun so that the metal doesn’t fry the roots of the plants. A few hours of morning sun should be perfect!
Another option is to fill the slots with a sandy soil instead of potting soil and plant some succulents in place of the annuals I chose. Those will tolerate the heat a lot better….or you could even keep it inside, since the succulents won’t need to be watered much!
I’m excited to see the flowers fill out and bloom. And I love the little bit of farmhouse chic this simple project has added to my deck.
This project has me thinking of what other unconventional items I could use as planters…do you have any great suggestions?