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What Can You Do With a Smashed Rusty Tin Can?

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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.
  • what can you do with a smashed rusty tin can, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling, succulents
  • 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,

  • Chey
    Chey Santa Fe, NM

    That is so darn cute and a very clever idea. I love it!

  • Denise
    Denise Mexico

    I would like to try this using a crushed coffee can.

  • Irene G
    Irene G Oakdale, CA

    The bottom had a couple of holes from rusting through. I basically stuffed it with moss and the Succulents rooted in that.

  • Moon
    Moon Knoxville, MD

    What I like about this project is that it lets a rusty can be a rusty can, but it's very artistic and creative the way this can was used in a rustic context. I might be inclined to try making a wood frame, putting chicken wire inside it, putting

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