Easy 10 Minute Craft: Crushed Tin Can DIY Planters
I’ve been trawling the shops looking for some lovely planters to match my fun pineapple stenciled table upcycle. (That’s a bit of an exaggeration, I looked in 2 shops!). Could I find any in my price range that I actually liked? NO! Therefore, the only way to go was to make my own DIY planters.
I don’t know why I didn’t think of this in the first place, as it only took me 10 minutes. And the bonus, they cost me almost nothing as I had all the stuff already.
I love my shabby glam table and wanted to accessorise it with a cute succulent in a shabby glam planter. As these days no home seems to be complete without some succulents on display. Well in blog land anyway!
By the way, I’m not sure shabby glam is a thing or something I made up. It’s, however, I knick name I’ve given to the upcycled chippy crafts that I try to add glam to by spraying them with chrome gold paint.
These DIY planters are shabby in that the tin cans are crushed and the glam bit is the chrome gold spray paint. This is such a ridiculously easy, quick and cheap craft.
What you need to make crushed gold DIY planters
- Tin cans
- Chrome gold spray paint – I had some left over from my pineapple stenciled table upcycle.
How to make your DIY Planters
- To achieve a sort of crumpled bag look with your tin cans you will need a hammer. I bashed the tin cans in the middle to crush them. Rotating them as I bashed away. This was fun but don’t get too carried away taking your frustrations out on a tin can, you want them to be useable and not a crumpled mess.
- Once you are happy with the way your tin cans look, simply spray with the gold paint.
- Once dry your DIY planters are ready for your succulents. To help with drainage like with my colourful tin can planters, I put a layer of gravel in the cans before adding compost and plants.
If you are looking for a particular kind of gold look then you might want to check out this review of gold paints.
I love my shabby glam DIY planters. Especially with the combination of the gold and the spiky succulents as they kind of look like pineapples. Which makes them perfect for my pineapple stenciled console table.
I think they look great on my stencilled console table. I’m really pleased how they turned out, plus I can spend the money on something else now.
If you liked this you may want to check out my colourful tin can planters and my upcycled window herb planter.
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