DIY Beautiful Rail Box Containers For The Perfect Deck Summer Planting

DIY Beautiful Rail Box Containers For The Perfect Deck Summer Planting
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    They are easy to make, easy to install and they add a zing to the beauty of your place.

    I am talking about rail box containers.

    These containers are perfect if you wish to have your very own garden surrounding your place, but do not have enough space to do so.


If you have been thinking that limited space cannot be used for gardening, think again. All you need is a set of rail box containers, and you are all set to turn your patio into one of the most beautiful and enviable mini-gardens in your locality.

Simplicity is the key.

Simplicity and elegance always catches a lot of attention. In case of flowers, something colorful is enough to create a beautiful impression. Flowers themselves have always been associated to beauty.

If you choose carefully, depending upon the look and feel of your house, you will find some pretty beautiful flowers to adorn your patio.

Do keep the container simple yet charming. Picking up a container with a contrasting color to that of the flower being planted generally creates a beautiful combination.

Why not build your own rail box container?

There are numerous DIY tricks that will help you build your very own rail box container easily. If you are considering this option, why not recycle some of the waste containers you have in your garage or store room?

How to Build a Planter Box (to hang from a deck rail):

Almost anything can be converted into a container for deck summer planting. Here is a list of some of the most innovative and unique containers that you can build using the things you already have in your place.

  • Available containers like that of yogurt generally pile up from time to time until we just throw them away. Why don’t you do something better with them? Turn them into mini containers for potted plants. It will most certainly make a beautiful addition to your deck or patio. You can even color them as per your choice.
  • Who does not have a few wooden crates lying around? These are potentially great containers for various plantations. You can not only use them on the deck or patio, but around your house as well. Just use them as they are for a crude look, or you may color them and turn them bright and beautiful.
  • This idea is for those who do not feel like a part of them is being murdered when they see a book is being cut. I was somewhat in a fix the first time I saw these. Old books have been turned into planters by cutting a hole within them and then lining the inside of the hole with plastic to prevent water and soil from degrading the rest of the book. The designer within me marveled at the beauty of this creation, yet the book-lover within died a thousand deaths.

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There are many more types of planters that you will come across. People come up with marvelous ideas every day. Why not share these few ideas with your family and friends and encourage them to come up something on their own as well.

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