In our recent article about cardboard gardening, we encourage you to use cardboard throughout your garden. One of our favorite ways to do this is with containers! Here’s one way to transform an ordinary cardboard box into a gorgeous container. It’s perfect for kids!
- Outdoor paint
- Cardboard box
- Find a cardboard box and push the top flaps down into the box for extra reinforcement. Add a few drainage holes in the bottom.
- Paint the box with an outdoor paint (Patio Paint is a good brand) and let dry completely.
- Paint hands with another color of outdoor paint, and press firmly on the box. Repeat as much as you want!
Remember this is cardboard—don’t expect it to last more than a season or two at the most. But we think it’s a fun, quick and cheap way to create a container without spending a lot of money! Do you have a clever idea for using cardboard in the garden? We want to hear it! Send us your idea and photo using our Submit Your Story form. If we use it in the magazine, we’ll send you $50!