Every Earth Day I end up having memories of grade school. That day I’d bring my tin can to class, play in the dirt,  and plant some seeds. As I gave my seed its first watering, I truly believed my life was about to become a reenactment of Jack and the Beanstalk. I had the name covered, I snagged the seeds without trading a cow, and now this baby was going to grow into something my parents would be proud of. I’d check on my little tin can numerous times a day, hovering over it with a watchful and curious eye, expecting that it would burst through the dirt into a leafy explosion of awesomeness… any. moment. now. Even though it was never quick or theatrical, I was always thrilled the second I saw that itty-bitty bud poking through the dirt. Honestly, I still am. Checking out creative tin planters like these definitely get the green thumb itching: 🙂

Print cans have amazing vintage appeal!
Who knew upcycling a crumpled can could be so cool?
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Recycle thick paper for a funky, fun look .
Get retro & put all those soda & beer cans to use.
Let the kiddos paint their tin cans to happy brightness!
Then they can hover over their own tin can planter, waiting for their beanstalk to arrive. 
Will you be planting anything green for Mother Earth this weekend? Anyone in your home making their tin cans? If so, I hope you’re feeling inspired; it’s so fun figuring out new ways to turn trash to treasure. 🙂

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2 Comments on DIY Tin Can Planters

  1. Leiah
    April 20, 2012 at 1:13 pm (12 years ago)

    Cute! Tin cans would be a great planter shape and size for a narrow windowsill!

  2. Jacqueline
    May 4, 2012 at 2:52 pm (12 years ago)

    Oh, they look amazing in windowsills!


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