Repurposed Popcorn Tin Planter

2 Materials
20 Minutes

Give an old popcorn tin a new lease on life as a natural fiber planter, perfect for an indoor plant! With just a tin, hot glue, and sisal roping, you can create this planter in 20 minutes!

An old popcorn tin doesn't have to die a wasted death in a landfill. There are many ways to reuse things we already have in our home, and this planter was a the perfect solution for me. The winter themed tin had sat in our living room for several years, hidden behind a chair. And since I've been eyeing some basket planters on Amazon for a few months, I decided to create my own using this old popcorn tin and some sisal roping.

Here’s what you’ll need to create your own Natural Fiber Planter:

Old Popcorn Tin (or any tin you’d like to make into a planter)

75ft. Twisted Sisal Rope (3/8in)

Hot Glue Gun 

Hot Glue Sticks

How to Make a Repurposed Popcorn Tin Planter:

  1. Begin by making sure your tin is wiped clean of dust or residue. This makes a better working surface for the hot glue. Warm up the hot glue gun and open the sisal rope packaging. Begin at the bottom of the tin and glue the end of the sisal rope to the tin. (See above image.)

2.Keeping the sisal rope tight to the bottom of the tin, wrap rope, gluing every 4-5 inches. Keep winding the sisal rope around, keeping the rope close to the previous loop. Just keep going!

3.If you want the planter to have decorative (not functional) handles, cut 2 8-inch pieces of sisal rope and glue to each side of the tin along the top. Do this when you’re about 3/4 of the way up the tin.

4.Continue looping and gluing around the tin, going over the handles that have been glued on. For the final loop, go behind the handles to create a more finished look.

And that’s it! Your 20 minutes of gluing have paid off, and you have a new interior planter for a plant or to use as decorative piece!

For the Christmas season, I'll keep fresh fir limbs, pine cones, and battery-operated lights inside the planter. Come January, our fiddle leaf fig plant will find a new home inside the planter.

The planter will not be filled with soil, instead, place an already potted plant inside this natural fiber planter. Happy Gardening!

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