DIY Tin Can Planters

June 27, 2015 24 By EngineerMommy

Did you know you can make a planter out of almost anything?! It’s so much fun looking around the house and finding something unique that can be repurposed into a planter! A tin can is one such example! It’s the perfect size for small little plants, like succulents. We always have a ton of cans around our kitchen, and if you remember to set aside the cans once you’re done with them, you will have a nice stash of empty, clean tin cans perfect for a project like this one!

So I did this with three cans that I had collected over a week:

DIY Tin Can Planters

DIY Tin Can Planters


Here is how I transformed them into a super cute set of planters!!

DIY Tin Can Planters

DIY Tin Can Planters

DIY Tin Can Planters


First, I peeled off the labels. I then used some soap and hot water to scrub off the adhesive from the can. Then I used two strips of pretty blue washi tape at the top & bottom of each can.

DIY Tin Can Planters

DIY Tin Can Planters

Next, I filled each can with a few inches of stones. Then I simply dropped in the tiny plant pot that my succulents came in. This tiny pot had drainage holes already, so excess water will collect at the bottom of the tin can around the stones. I can always pour out excess if necessary.

DIY Tin Can Planters

DIY Tin Can Planters

I thought they needed a little more “oomph,” so I whipped out the circular adhesive labels and placed one on each can. I used a chalk marker to write a few numbers on them to add a bit more visual interest. I also made these little flags out of skinny craft sticks and a strip of some decorative duct tape!

DIY Tin Can Planters

DIY Tin Can Planters

I’m liking the finished product! A lot!

DIY Tin Can Planters

DIY Tin Can Planters


They are on my window sill for now, absorbing sunlight and sitting pretty on my DIY Tile Tray!
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