Painted Tin Can Planters


Update your outdoor space with these painted tin can planters.
This project is such an easy way to add a pop of color to your outdoor living space, garden, porch, or even indoors with just paint and large tin cans. You probably already have most of the supplies already on hand.
By using Painted Tin Can Planters it allows you to switch up your outdoor decor for a custom look for each season.
Here's the before.
Painted Tin Can Planters can also be chic indoors. A great way to spruce up your home decor without spending any money.
The full tutorial is on my blog.

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Nancy Wilson
    on Apr 27, 2017

    I wondered about the type of paint and drainage as well. Do you paint inside the cans too?
    • Jewellmartin
      on Oct 30, 2017

      The last photo shows a succulent of some kind. As long as the soil can drain down to rocks or plastic water bottles, the plants that fit that size can, would also have enough drainage. Btw, I usually paint the bottom of the can or use the plastic lid on the bottom, if it has one, so the can doesn’t rust on the bottom. 😇💞
  • Laurie
    on Oct 8, 2019

    what type of paint did you use? I tried some spray paint on a can and it wouldn't stick.

    • Deborah
      on Feb 13, 2020

      There are spray paints designed for plastic that contain a primer, or you can buy a separate spray paint primer for plastic then use any spray paint.

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