Heyyyyy youuu guyyssss! Awww yiss it’s 2nd Wednesday of the month and that means it’s Monthly DIY Challenge time! Booyah. In case you’re new, here’s what’s happening: on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, me and my amazingly creative bloggy gal pals and I create something based on a common theme and/or material. Here are some of our recent challenge project materials: plumbing pieces, air dry clay, leather, Mod Podge, Sharpies, reclaimed wood, felt, chalkboard paint, white pillowcases, and wooden dowels! This month the theme is planters!
I decided to give an old tin can a makeover, a.) because I like recycling, b.) because I’m still at the in-laws’ house and most of my craft stuff is packed up, and c.) because I’m cheap. The cool part about this project is that it takes like 5 minutes, tops, and that it involves something gold and glittery 😉
Get that chicken broth outta there! It’s time to craft, people! 😀
Tin Can Planter Materials
– Tin can
First, de-label (is that a word? unlabel?) your tin can and wash and dry. Warm up your hot glue gun and glue down the end of your sequin ribbon to the top edge of the can. I used stretchy sequin ribbon that is usually meant for costumes that I found at Joann Fabric. (Also note that I didn’t work too hard to scrub the residual glue off my tin can – it’s just going to get covered up and it also helps the ribbon stick as well! Win-win.
Next simply wrap your ribbon around your can until you reach the bottom, glueing at intervals along the way if you feel like it needs some extra hold. Since I used stretchy ribbon I just pulled it relatively tight and wrapped it around the can with slightly overlapping layers so there aren’t many tin-can gaps. If your ribbon is thinner or you can see the can underneath, feel free to spray your tin can a different or matching color so it looks more intentional!
Glue down the end of your ribbon and press tight till it dries. Tug at your ribbon and adjust to cover any gaps. The planter is finished! Whoa, so easy, right?
Fill your tin can planter with appropriate dirt, soil, rocks or sand and plant your desired foliage! Cacti, flower, grass, herbs – it doesn’t mater! Since we are still living at the in-laws’ place while waiting to move into our new house, I just popped one of my faux cacti that I got from Michaels into the tin can. No watering and looks great? Now that’s my kind of plant 😉
You know that I can’t resist gold shiny things, so this is the perfect quirky planter that will go so well with all the rest of my shimmery decor. Seriously, all the heart eyes!
You can do this project with any sort of can, box, container, etc. Gluing ribbon to anything (particularly when it’s gold and sequiny) can transfrom it all!
Now that you’ve seen my tutorial for turning a tin can into a planter, it’s time to check out all of the other awesome planter projects for this month’s DIY challenge! Just click on a link below and be prepared to be amazed 🙂
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What does your favorite planter look like?