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Soup Can Planters

Early in September, Target started selling special edition Andy Warhol-themed tomato soup cans. I grew up on tomato soup and grilled cheese, so I picked up a few cans for lunch. After the soup was gone, the cans were too pretty to throw away.
Difficulty: Easy
After some thought I decided to reuse the cans as planters.
After cleaning the cans, I hammered a few drainage holes at the bottom of each can. Be careful not to get the labels too wet. If you should, just allow them to completely dry before moving on.
Then I applied a thin coat of Mod Podge over the labels to seal and protect the surface.
I purchased a few succulents from Home Depot and replanted them in each can.
I love the bright pop of color!
Simple and inexpensive!

To see more: http://bet1975.blogspot.com/2012/11/soup-can-planters.html

Ask the creator about this project

  • Karion Sutton
    Karion Sutton Annapolis, MO
    on Apr 17, 2013

    i have done this for years

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL
    on Apr 17, 2013

    I'm sure Andy would approve.

  • Carol Pfeiffer
    Carol Pfeiffer Oak Harbor, OH
    on Apr 18, 2013

    Thanks for this neat idea; I even have some small plant starts I will be able to use. What a great idea!!! love it.

  • Brandi
    Brandi Atlanta, GA
    on Apr 18, 2013

    Thank you so much Douglas!

  • Brandi
    Brandi Atlanta, GA
    on Apr 18, 2013

    Hi Carol! I'm glad you enjoyed the post. Good luck with your project.

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