Cute DIY project from recycled material


What you’ll need:

#10 cans,drill and small bit, spray paint, potting soil, plants

Clean and dry your #10 cans. Make sure any labels are thoroughly removed. If you have a stubborn one or glue that won’t release, spray a little WD40 on it. Let it sit a minute and then roll it right off.



Drill enough holes to allow for proper draining.  I used a super small bit, so I needed more holes.  My bit was a little too small and broke on the last hole I drilled.  :/



Next, spray your can.  You just need to spray the outside.  I used paint that was double coat strength, after realizing that regular spray paint took more than 2 coats.


Make sure you are in a well ventilated area with no wind. Place your cans on newspaper to protect the ground. Spray in small, swift strokes at least 6 inches from the can, to avoid drips.

planter add dirt

Add good quality potting soil and the plant of your choice.  My planters are in full sun, (more than 6 hours a day) so I chose plants that love the sun.  Primrose and herbs.

planter watering

Water your new plant very well and attach to your wall or fence.  Add a few other decorative items with your new plant pots, to increase interest. planters on fence

NOTE:  You will need to water these more often as weather heats up, at least once daily.

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