Thursday, June 9, 2011

Recycled Tin Can Planter

In a bit of my cleaning sprees, (they are getting fewer and more far between this Summer) I found a few things that initially looked ready for the trash bin. But on second glance, there is something to be made here.

This tin can was large and rusted. Rusty and beautiful. With a quick bit of red spray paint, this rusty old can turned into a beautiful planter.
You can't really see it in the picture very well, but the rust gave the can some really cool texture that I was really diggin' after the paint.
I added a little bit of greenery I had in the closet, of all places, and it still needed something.

With the Fourth of July coming up, it was time to make a quick patriotic pick. So I rummaged through the closet, cleaning as I went, and found a few skewers and some card-stock scraps.
I cut a few stars, taped them over the skewer, and stuck it in the greenery.

This cute, free planter is now at home on our front porch. Easy peasy!

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  1. cute idea. love that it didn't cost you a thing.

  2. Case in point: never let rust scare you...

    Thanks for stopping by and linking up to Creative Juice!

  3. that is awesome! i love how you repurposed something headed for the trash! :)

  4. very cute! love that you repurposed old things into something new for no money! :)

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  6. You did such a great job on this! It is so cute! I love the stars! :-)

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  8. This is soo cute! Looks like a great addition to your front porch and such a festive summer decoration! Gotta love finding stuff to upcycle! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next week!