These Tin Can Flower Pots made by the kids are adorable, if I may say so myself. We love the bright, beautiful colors and feel very happy to display them around the house. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience.
We don’t buy a ton of tin can foods, mainly beans and tomato products such as tomato sauce and diced tomatoes. But every now and then, I’ll wash and save a few empty cans just in case we want to make recycle them into something else. If you have tin foods in your pantry, you can save a few to make something pretty too such as these tin can herb or flower pots.
Tin Can Herbs or Flower Pots
What you’ll need
- Empty tin cans (washed and dried)
- Acrylic or Craft paint
- Paint brushes
- Paper plates (or something to hold paint)
- Scrap Paper or disposable tablecloth for covering the work area
- Nail – large enough to add holes in the cans
What to do
- Turn the tin cans upside down on the work area.
- Paint them in desired colors.
- Let them dry.
- Once dried, use the nail and hammer to put a few nails at the bottom of each can. That will help water to drain out whenever you wet the plants.
- Use them as flower pots or herb pots.
- Ultimately, you can use these in a craft room or craft station to store pens, pencils, paint brushes, small items, etc. Just opt out of adding nails to the bottoms of the cans.
Herbs and Labels
We chose to use ours for herbs. The kids and I made some labels so we can know which herb is in which pot. Click here to see how we made them. You can always transfer store-bought already sprouting plants to the cans if it’s easier for you that way. Sometimes the pots they come in doesn’t look too desirable:(
Some of the plants sprung up well but some of them didn’t turn out. Maybe they would have if we’d paid more attention to how they actually supposed to grow.
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She looketh well to the ways of her household and eateth not the bread of idleness (Proverbs 31:27).