Mosaic Cookie Tin Planter

Shawna Bailey
by Shawna Bailey
When this season rolls around I often get a lot of Christmas cookie tins from friends, and I’m always looking for ways to turn them into DIY projects. I already used one for storing sewing supplies (and nothing says disappointment in a kid's face like opening up a cookie tin to find craft supplies, am I right?). So I came up with this lovely project to repurpose the tins into lovely mosaic succulent planters.
I used a little dab of grout on the back of my stones and then stuck them onto the tin. If you use too much the stones will squish around and if you use too little they won’t stick at all. If you’ve never used grout before don’t feel intimidated. This is the perfect project to get you started.
It's best to work from the bottom up, that way the stones won't slide down with gravity. I also did a little pattern, but you can just put the stones on randomly and that works well too.

I wiped off the excess grout with a damp cloth, getting as much off as I possibly could. This first wipe gets off as much extra grout as possible.
I might make another to use as candle holders! What do you think?
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  • Darlene Darlene on Jan 26, 2017
    I think this looks so fabulous & darling, Shawna!!! Can you say... you buy the grout anywhere, I suppose, and the instructions for mixing it are on the package?//I'm truly impressed and want to try this:)