How to Make Earth Friendly Planters

by 26 Bars & a Band


  • Used tin cans
  • Small plants or seeds
  • Dirt
  • Trowel
  • Decorative items (ribbon, craft paper)
  • Scissors
  • Double sided tape
  • Drill
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather your supplies.

    Step 2

    Measure and cut your craft paper to fit your tin can.

    Step 3

    Attach your craft paper to the tin can using double sided tape.

    Step 4

    Carefully drill two holes on the bottom for draining. You can also drill two holes on the top of each side if you plan to hang your planter.

    Step 5

    If you plan to hang your planter, attach ribbon securely to the two holes drilled at the top of each side.

    Step 6

    Fill your can with dirt. Depending on how large your plant is, fill about 1/2 to 3/4.

    Step 7

    Carefully remove plants from their old planters and place into the tin cans. Fill remaining space with dirt until the plant is securely in place.

    Step 8

    Add the finishing touches to your planter.

    Step 9

    You're all finished! Now you have a cute planter to place in your home or office, or to give away as a gift. Just remember to water it from time to time!

    Step 10

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