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.
- Elastic hair bands
- 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.
- Look around for similar sized twigs in your area. Then for a uniform look, use a saw to make them all the same size.
- Place elastic hair bands around the box. Then line up your sticks under the bands, one side at a time. Now all you need is soil and plants!
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!