DIY up cycled garden can
We save a lot of are empty food cans for planting seeds before we transfer them to bigger pots. Sometimes I will also clean up my garden some and take tiny baby cacti and other succulent clippings to pass out to others. If you want to make your cans pretty you can decorate them. This is an easy way to add a little pretty to plain cans from your kitchen. Another fun idea is to measure out some pretty paper and decoupage it to the cans, you can even use fabric scraps to make your cans pretty. When I was a little girl we used empty cans for pencils, crayons, and paint brushes. Think my dad had a huge coffee can of nails in his shed too. Just another way to use what you have on hand to organize things. Think how pretty a whole shelf of cans covered in pretty fabrics and threads would look on your craft shelves (if you are a DIY person that is). Now days everyone is using chalk paint for things, which I love. How pretty would that be to do some farmhouse inspired cans. Have fun with this one everyone.
Empty tomato can clean and dry
Red and white yarn
Small red and white pom poms (optional)
Thread and needle
First clean and dry your empty tomato paste can. After it dries wrap and glue twine and yarn around can and glue in place.
I picked Christmas colors but you can do non holiday colors for all year decor use.
Drill holes in bottom of can for drainage before you add your plant. You should do this before you start wrapping but it also can be done afterwards.
The funnest part to this project to me is picking out a plant to put in my recycled can.
Add plant to can. As you all know, living here in Arizona, there is never a shortage of cacti.
For added detail string up some tiny pom poms and wrap around your plants for a Christmas theme.
Pretty easy and inexpensive too. Happy recycling and planting everyone.