How To: '' Decking made into Flower Pot - YouTube4 May 2013 ... Published on May 4, 2013. Not so much a 'How To' as it is just to show how one can use material made for one application and be used for another, in this case using the durable '' decking boards made into a flower pot. Quite heavy but extremely durable and will last a very long time. The 2 1/2" screws for the top were made especially for decking as they have a smaller head and reverse threads near the top to eliminate the typical "mushrooming" around the hole.