Seasonal Tool Box Centerpiece

December 21st, 2008 in blog, member junk     
whiteflower whiteflower, member
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This is a good way to make use of an old metal tool box (you can spray paint it red for Christmas if it's not already). I found this one "as is" curbside on trash day. I stuck some floral foam oasis inside and let it soak up the water. I cut evergreen, boxwood, holly and anything that was green in my yard. I arranged it in a very natural way. This makes a great display for an outdoor porch during the holiday season.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design -
posted in: blog, member junk, seasonal, vintage, tabletop, metal, centerpiece, cottage, plant holder, industrial, country, kitchen, porch, living room, dining room, green, great room, red

Comments (18)

eliz2nd writes: I really like this Its simple yet so festive and would look good long after the holidays Posted: 9:33 pm on January 29th
csudderth writes: Aren't toolboxes the greatest--and this is perfect for the holidays.
Christy Posted: 9:09 pm on December 28th
MimiToria writes: What a great post! "Simply Beautiful" sums it up. Need I say more.
Gretchen Posted: 3:26 pm on December 24th
PlentyPlace writes: Love this! My mom used the same idea last Thanksgiving by filling a red tackle box with fall leaves and pinecones to use as a centerpiece. It's great for July 4th, too...brimming with hand-held American flags and glitter stars on picks! Posted: 3:22 pm on December 23rd
Meadowview_Farm writes: Tool boxes are just the best - multi-uses! And, as for this red - charming!
Kari Posted: 12:00 pm on December 23rd
bridiemurphy writes: Perfect. The red of the box...too hard to create on your own, finding a toolbox "as is" is the only way to go! Posted: 4:58 pm on December 22nd
shabbychick writes: Oh what a great find!! Curbside too! Your rusty red metal box is perfect for greenery!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 12:43 pm on December 22nd
berton718 writes: I LOVE THIS!! It's easy to do and PERFECT for the season!! Thanks for sharing. Posted: 1:29 am on December 22nd
fleamrktchic writes: Love the look and think it is a great idea! I plan on copying your idea with the red metal toolbox that I picked up at a garage sale for $1 last summer. Thnx. Wishing A Joyous Holiday to everyone!!! Posted: 9:04 pm on December 21st
suewhitney writes: Here is our next member showcase...from a fairly new member. You already know I love simplicity and this project embodies the word. This is something everyone can do. Isn't it beautiful? Thanks so much for this post and here's to you Whiteflower!

Happy Holidays,
Sue Posted: 4:37 pm on December 21st
CottageElements writes: Awesome box!

Lani Posted: 10:41 pm on December 20th
roadtriplouise writes: It's so fun to put together a simple project with a unique twist. Plus a great find with the well used tool box!!
Ann Posted: 11:58 am on December 20th
suewhitney writes: Hi Whiteflower,

I adore tool boxes, especially the red ones! Very nice what you've done with this one. Thanks so much for sharing.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 11:40 am on December 20th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I bet it caught your eye immediately sitting there on the curb. I know it would have mine. Great display with the pretty greens too!

It's nice to see your new posts. Thanks for sharing.
Candy Posted: 6:06 am on December 20th
MelHow writes: The battered red is wonderful - what a great find and a wonderful way to use it. Posted: 11:25 pm on December 19th
junkermidge writes: I LOVE this display! It's so simple yet powerfully dramatic.
That red color is gorgeous and makes everything pop. I can't believe you found it just like that. What were those people thinking?!
Midge Posted: 10:09 pm on December 19th
writes: This is just beautiful. I love the tool box - what a score. And the greens are terrific in it. Nice!

JennyK Posted: 9:31 pm on December 19th
Gardenjunky writes:
Love this. Your red metal tool box was an awesome find.
Thanks for the inspiration on the greens. I have never thought of using trimmings from my boxwoods.

Carolyn Posted: 7:05 pm on December 19th
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