Here’s an idea from the CRAFT Flickr pool: use drawers from an old dresser as flowerbed planters! I’d coat them in plant-safe water-repellant polyurethane first if you wanted to preserve their appearance, otherwise let them get that weathered look outside. Drill holes in the bottom for drainage.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Bladerunner

    Thanks for the mention! Just in case anyone was wondering: No, I didn’t put any sort of appearance-protector on the drawers. Nor did I drill holes in them, though I probably should have. The flowers seem to be doing okay in spite of my laziness.