I love to keep old tin cans and re-purpose them and upcycle them into the best tin can planters!
My kitchen window sill is adorned with planters. Ideally, they would be full of fresh herbs to cook with. However, I’m a herb killer! As I’m rubbish at remembering to water them even when they are next to the sink. Therefore, to avoid that ugly wilted herb look I have more resilient cacti and succulents in my kitchen window. And who doesn’t love a succulent or cacti?
These gorgeous plants sit in lovely tin can planters, which I think are very apt for a kitchen.
Brilliant Ideas for the Best Tin Can Planters
I have to admit that I’m swayed by great packaging, I often buy things just because I like the box it comes in (shameful!). The simple tin can must be one of the best packaging designs. Not only are they fit for purpose, but with all that steel and ridges they just ooze industrial chic.
Naked tin cans look awesome as planters especially if you like that rustic farmhouse look. However, it doesn’t take much to jazz them up a bit if you are going for an alternative interior look.
The Best Tin Can Planters.
1. Colourful Tin Can Planters – Pillarboxblue
These tin can plant pots just scream summer. With that bright rainbow of colours. The pallet trough is really handy too!
Spray a tin can with copper paint and all of sudden it goes from rustic to glam, it’s amazing! I love the touch of the chalkboard labels too.
Now these tin cans have been decoupaged with vintage insect graphics for a lovely retro science vibe.
How about changing the shape of the tin cans to that cruched bad look. Then add a bit of glam with some gold chrome spray paint.
These look rustic and stylish at the same time. You wouldn’t even know they were tin cans to start with.
One of my favourite things to re-purpose are old jeans. so I got super excited when I could combine tin cans with denim, and make these gorgeous planters.
A fantastic combination of cool Nordic style and re-purposed tin cans. This riot of colour brightens up my garden even on the dullest of days.
Tin can planters don’t have to be rustic they can be luxurious and modern. Just add velvet!
These were originally made as colourful leather pen pots made with an old leather handbag. However, they also make lovely unique planters.
I love the unique rustic look of these tin can planters. There are 9 different vintage seed packets to download. You’ll be spoilt for choice.
What a fun way to upcycle an old large tin can into a priceless blue and white Chinese Ming vase. This has to be one of the best tin can upcycles.
Cover the tin cans with Shibori dyed socks to make these cute indigo planters.
It’s hard to pick a favourite tin can planter. However, if pushed I think that the Marimekko ones are my favourite, then again I have a thing about Marimekko.
I love the current trend for Boho hanging planters. I have designed a simple no-sew way to make recycled hanging plant pot holders for upcycled tin can pots.
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