Use empty coffee tins as mini planters. Drill a few holes in the bottom, fill with soil and plant succulents, impatiens, cacti or herbs in them.
Do you have wooden boxes laying around? Make them useful. Store newspapers or firewood in them or...
Plant herbs and veggies..
Stack them up for a rustic storage solution.
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