DIY Tin Can Planters
Jun 272015
 

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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24 Responses to “DIY Tin Can Planters”

  1. So cute! I love the shade of blue you used on the cans.

  2. Well done! They are very cute and a good way to recycle those cans.

    • EngineerMommy

      I hate throwing away anything, even old cans! Haha. These planters are a great way to repurpose them. Thanks for your comment!

  3. So cute Jennifer! This is upcycling at it’s best.

  4. These are so cute and love your selection of plants.

  5. I really cannot get over how cute these are! Love them!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    • EngineerMommy

      It’s actually a lot of fun to find stuff in the recyclable pile, and then make them pretty! Thanks for your comment, Jess!

  6. These are great! I have three cans that I painted sitting on my craft table. Now I know what to do with them! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • EngineerMommy

      Yay, so glad you’re going to try this project! It’s so much fun, and the finished product looks really neat! Thanks for stopping by, Kelly! :)

  7. That is such a great idea! They look very cute-fabulous job!

    Great to find your post via the Creative Ways link up.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  8. Hi there
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my Saturday Spotlight post this week!
    Saturday Spotlight
    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  9. OMGosh, what a great idea… and they are so simple and came out perfect! great project!

  10. Oh cute! Thank you for sharing this with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we can party!!!! Lou Lou Girls

  11. These tin can planters are adorable! So simple, yet I love them! Thanks for sharing on Motivational Monday! I hope you’ll join us again this week: http://makingitinthemitten.blogspot.com/2015/07/motivational-monday-july-12th.html

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