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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.

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  1. 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.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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