DIY Tin Can Planters – Easy Tutorial!

Time to repurpose something old and turn it back into something new. I always like to reuse old things and make something new out of them. By making it yourself, you can design them according to your personal taste and add them into your home decor.

Today we turn your old tin cans into pretty flower pots and hanging planters. Again very easy to make and as always feel free to use leftover fabrics you have lying around. If you’ve just made a quilt for a bedroom, you could make some pretty flower pots to go with it.

You don’t have to make pots out of your cans, you can also use them as vases.

would you like to make some

Here’s a guideline of things you can use…

  • Fabric – I mainly used linen
  • Keys
  • Color
  • line
  • doily
  • pretty paper
  • ribbon and lace
  • ric rac

You will also need:-

  • old tin cans that have been cleaned and dried
  • Paint brush
  • Glue or hot glue gun
  • Drill or hammer and a large nail (if you make them hanging)
  • scissors

To make your flower pot

1. Clean and dry your old can. If you paint your can, paint it and let it dry.

2. If you are going to make a hanging flower pot out of it, drill two holes on each side of the can. If you don’t have a drill or know someone who does, use a hammer and a very large nail and nail a hole on each side of the can. Be sure to remove the nail!

3. Decorate! Use your imagination!

To make your flower pot

1. Clean and dry your old can. If you paint your can, paint it and let it dry.

2. If you are going to make a hanging flower pot out of it, drill two holes on each side of the can. If you don’t have a drill or know someone who does, use a hammer and a very large nail and nail a hole on each side of the can. Be sure to remove the nail!

3. Decorate! Use your imagination!

This is what I did for some of mine:-

For the doily pot– Paint the can white. Once dry, take a paper doily and hold it while you dab the pink paint onto the doily (be careful to dab and not brush the paint or your pattern won’t show). Remove the doily and paint the rest of the tin pink. After drying, you can glue a button in the middle.

For the button pot– Paint a stripe of white paint around the top of the can about 1/3 of the way down. Once dry, use a hot glue gun and glue the buttons around the bottom 2/3 of the can. Let dry.

For the cloth pot– Take a strip of linen, measure it to make sure it goes all the way around the can. Fray the edges of the linen. Glue the fabric strip with the hot glue gun. Wrap some twine around the pot several times and fasten with a bow. You can make a paper feather with an upcoming tutorial from me.

Now all you have to do is find some pretty potted plants for your freshly pimped tin cans or a beautiful bouquet.

Where are you going to put them now?

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