Planters - Quick DIY

2 Materials
10 Minutes

I have to be honest...and need to give credits to my beautiful grass and succulents plants! They inspired me to find and finally do something original to house them in!

Story of my life!Can’t find what I am looking for in my assign budget. I needed so badly some pop of color for my succulents and grass plants but couldn’t find anything in a right size and of course in my price range …. I knew it I had to do it myself! My recycle bin was a perfect place to look…. and I was lucky! Big tomatoes tin cans and butter container are perfect size!

Let’s go to work! So exciting! All I needed was to make them look like they are not tin cans and distress them a bit to hide the obvious, so the meat tenderizer that I use to pound my meat for cutlets was my answer …ha ha ha

This was fun but don’t get too carried away taking your frustrations out on a tin can, you want them to be usable and not a crumpled mess.

Once you are happy with the way your tin cans look, simply spray with the  GOLD PAINT. You can find this for under $5 at Amazon or at your local Hardware Store

Because I liked to have really shinny deep shade of gold I had to apply spray paint twice.

and look at that ! TAA- DAA... succulent plant fits perfectly! Love the way those containers turned out! ...even though I am not really a GOLD lover!

Can't wait to fill all 3 of them with my plants ! I know they will be happy growing in style in those containers!


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  • Lillian
    on Jul 14, 2019

    They look really pretty painted,but why smash them?

  • Zanne Goldwire
    on Jul 15, 2019

    I'm totally confused but what was the purpose of smashing up the tin cans again?...Im sorry but I thought they would have a purpose of some kind individually, but they're just displayed crumpled up(sprayed gold) with a plant in another pot. Could you please explain again. Thx in advance.

    • Mary C.
      on Jul 11, 2020

      I agree with Zanne why dent the cans. They don’t look like they would even stand up unless you lean them against something. And why post denting the cans if you’re not going to put the plant in at least one.

  • Monique
    on Jul 8, 2020

    Agree with most other comments....what's the point of smashing.....don't get this at all.

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  • Lori Cole
    on Jul 9, 2020

    I love the uniqueness of the smashed cans !!!

    it gives the look more character!

    Less boring that way 😊


    good idea !

  • Melin
    on Jul 29, 2020

    I like the smashed, crushed look on the tin cans and accentuates that they are recycled, repurposed tin cans ~ makes the planters more whimsical and fun.

    Thank you for sharing.

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