These tins, with lids, measure approximately 4" x 4" x 5" which is the perfect size to grow small herbs for cooking or tea.
DIY Metal Tea Tin Planters
We are definitely tea drinkers and the brand we drink comes in these really cute tins that are too pretty to toss out or hide away. I thought they would make great little planters for herbs, greenery or flowers! I used a rubberized coating on the inside with the thinking that it would keep rust from creeping through the tin. One container of Flex Seal will coat several small tins.
I coated the inside with Flex Seal (which is non-toxic and food safe) using a small paint brush and let the coating dry. I recommend using the liquid Flex Seal as the tape is difficult to apply because it is so tacky!
Once the rubberized coating was dry, I used a hammer and a scratch awl to punch holes in the bottom of the tins for soil drainage. (the coating on the tin pictured is using the Flex Seal Tape!)
I added soil to the tins, then planted small plants for ground cover. I also planted a succulent in one of the tins (not pictured) as a Mother's Day gift for my mom! I have plenty more tins and plan on using them to plant more herbs!
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