Recycling is something I have always had a knack for. Even as a kid, I was coming up with ways to reuse things without having to throw them away. Throwing items away is something I always feel guilty about, especially when they have so much potential. That being said, I also hate clutter, so don’t worry…I’m not a pack rat 🙂
I’ve been watching flea market shows for years and my affinity for repurposing continues to grow. This past winter, we put up a wood privacy fence and stained every square inch of it. It took about 7 gallons total!
I never could bring myself to throw those cans away, I knew there had to be something special for them. I’ve been eying them for weeks, and today I decided to turn one into a planter. I see cute little tin can planters at chic thrift stores selling for at least $10. This was an almost free version. All I had to buy was the paint!
Next, make sure you poke holes in the bottom to allow proper drainage. I used a screw driver and hammer. Poke at least 5 or 6 holes. Now, spray a good outdoor paint over the entire surface. I used Valspar outdoor anti – rust. It took about two coats.
I plan on doing some more in different colors, then lining them up on our back yard wall! You can even put it on a little shepards hook, like I did above.
So, there you have it. An almost free, simple little flower pot. 🙂