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Using Plastic Rain Gutters as Flower Boxes

By: Joe Truini

rain gutters as flower boxes

I wanted to dress up my porch railing, but rather than build flower boxes out of wood, I took a shortcut and used plastic rain gutters.

I cut them about 3 feet long, slipped on the mounting brackets and end caps, and drilled 1/4-inch holes in the bottom for drainage. Then I fastened them directly to the railing with a couple of decking screws.

I lined the bottom with landscaping fabric before adding soil and flowering plants.

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Using Plastic Rain Gutters as Flower Boxes