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What Can You Do With a Smashed Rusty Tin Can?

Don't throw it away! Make it into a rustic planter and fill it with succulent cuttings. I found this rusty treasure while hiking in the woods. I love all things rusty so there was no way I was going to leave it lying there. I knew I would find a purpose for it- and I did. The opening was very small so I filled it with a bit of soil and planted the tiny succulents and filled in with moss. I love unusual planters for my plants.
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  • Irene G
    Irene G Oakdale, CA

    Me too Sandi. I just moved to Oakdale 2 weeks ago. Liking it so far. Any good shops for rusty vintage treasures?

  • Renata
    Renata Hermiston, OR

    So how long u think it would take a new can to rust so I can make one? Lol

    • Mary Justin
      Mary Justin Simi Valley, CA

      I lots do rusty cans and miscellaneous things. Live in Southern California so if you're ever this way....

  • Angel
    Angel Hesperia, CA

    I love it! Succulents make everything beautiful!

  • Lulu
    Lulu Santa Fe, NM

    My fingers are almost bleeding from looking at that rusty jagged lid. Bring out the tetanus shots...scary.

  • M. M..
    M. M.. Pleasant Hill, CA

    That is a very old can! It was opened using one of those spear shaped openers, where you had to pierce and twist all the way around, dozens of times hence the jagged edge. Almost like it was cut with pinking shears! The rotary style cutters came out,