by guest contributer Abi Solberg
I found this post online on Darling Dexter and had already planned on planting some herbs, so I figured this adorable idea was the perfect excuse! And for almost nothing!
What you will need:
-Old Coffee Cans (recycle from the ones you buy or ask a friend to collect theirs for you!)
-Spray Paint (no more than $3.00 each)
-Gloss Spray (Not Completely Necessary)
-Tape/String (Lying around the house)
-Plants and Soil (depends on where you get it from/what you buy)
Start by cleaning any labels off the coffee cans. You also want to put a few holes in the bottom of the can with the nail and hammer so the water can drain from the pots.
Then prep to paint! You can paint the pots one solid color, or tape off some sections to make stripes, or any kind of pattern! Make sure the area that you use to spray paint is well-ventilated and covered with newspaper! Then Spray Away! You might need to use a couple coats and if you want to spray a layer of gloss for protection, go ahead!
Before you plant your herbs, flowers, or whatever, you should put a layer of rocks, then a coffee filter. This will allow water to stream out from the bottom of the can without it losing any of the soil.
Then, go ahead and plant your plants!
As you can see, I’m waiting till summer comes a little more to hang mine outside permanently!
ImpulseSave the difference! Use these flower pots as inspiration for how to decorate your own tin can garden! And you'll be glad you did - one of these flower pots costs almost $60! You'll love your own fully-customized miniature garden, and you will sure be smiling when you realize how much you've saved.