Spring may have just passed and we’re currently experiencing the long days of Summer. But the season of planting is never gone. Sadly, shop-bought planters can be costly if you’re planning to introduce some fresh pots in your garden.
Here is a way. You can give new life to your old tin cans.
Without tossing away the used food cans, you may consider this fun DIY planter project!
Regular tin cans, like the Coke cans, may take decades to crumble if left in a landfill. And if it is made of aluminum, it can take more than 200 years to decay!
So what are you trying?
Alternatively, you can recycle your cans if you care for the environment. But even that takes time and effort and will definitely emit some greenhouse gasses into the environment.
So, do we have a greener option than recycling? May be we do and it is upcycling!
Yes, rather than draining some hard-earned bucks at the home supply stores on new planters, here is an inexpensive and environment-friendly alternative with a bit of character.
Here is how you can transform your empty food cans into unique planters you can be proud of.
What you need
Interestingly, most of the stuff required for this DIY project is available at your home.
➣ Tin can (can be any shape or size – use your imagination)
➣ Tin opener
➣ Scrapbook paper
➣ Papier mache
How long will it take?
A fresh layer of pain can revitalise anything. You can even take a step ahead and use glue to incorporate various designs. Then overlay a fresh coat of paint to give it a beautiful texture.
You can make use of old scrap paper lying around the house or buy fun pattern papers from Amazon. Just cut the paper as per the requirement and attach to the can with glue. What could be more simple?
Before you start the transformation, don’t forget to poke a few small holes in the bottom of the can with a hammer and a nail. Once the decoration is complete, stuff some pebbles or glass stones in the bottom to take care of the drainage.
Did any up-cycled items find a place in your garden lately? Share your thrifty tips with us in the comments.
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