creative uses for gutters

17 Creative Ways To Repurpose Rain Gutters

Old and unused rain gutters can be repurposed into many interesting projects for your home and garden. Made from aluminum and plastic gutters are easy to modify only with basic tools and and their U-shaped designs create a host of unique possibilities.
Here are 17 clever ways to repurpose rain gutters that are no longer in use on your home.

1. Repurpose Gutters into Hanging Planters

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2. Rain Gutters as Cable Management Tools

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3. Rain-gutter Trees

Rain gutters are shallow containers, so they can be perfect for the growth of strawberries. Source:

4. Rain Gutters Wall Shelves

So neat and such a great way to hold the books.
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5. Rain Gutters as Corner Bookshelf

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6. Use Rain Gutter as Cooler Box in Patio Table

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7. Rain Gutter Boat Races

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8. A Gutter as a Giant Trough for a Ice Cream

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9. Rain Gutter Planter Attached to the Deck Railing

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10. Grow Your Herbs in Your Kitchen


11. Create Ribbon Storage

I have seen so many storage options for ribbon but this takes the cake!
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12. Floating Candle Tablescape by using Rain Gutters

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13. Use Rain Gutter as Space Saving Shoe Rack

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14. Rain Gutter as Thread Spool Organizer

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15. Build a Self-Watering Aquaponic Rain Gutter Garden

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16. Use them for Garage Storage

They are perfect for holding cans of spray paint and other small items.
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17. Fill Them with Rocks and Use as Garden Edges

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