Tin Can Planters

Things have been kinda quiet over here for the past few months.  Life has been super hectic with Pet Lamb taking priority and this little blog has fell by the wayside.  I do have some exciting news, I’m currently working on a new project, a new blog even, with my best friend and business partner Kay.  The lifestyle blog for Pet Lamb will be up and running in the coming weeks and I’ll be spending most of my time posting over there with more of a lifestyle feel.  Don’t worry, food will still take a priority but you’ll be seeing more stuff like this… Hope you enjoy 🙂

If you’re anything like me a
beautiful tin can is something that can not be passed up.  Whether it be
filled with food on a supermarket shelf or nestled among china cups and
teapots in a junk shop window, I just have to have it.  My
collection is growing ever larger so I’m constantly looking for new
ways to put them to use.  One of my favorites just has to be tuning
pretty old tins into beautiful planters for herbs and flowers!

This
really couldn’t be any easier, all you need is a hammer, a nail and
your favorite tin cans.  Simply give your container a good wash out with
soapy water and leave to dry.  Turn your can over so the bottom is
facing upwards, using the hammer and nail pierce the base of the can in
several places.  These will act as drainage holes so your roots don’t
rot away.  Fill your pot around half full with potting compost, make a
hole large enough for your plant to fit and delicately place your chosen
plant into the hole.  Cover with a little more compost and water, just
enough to soak the roots.  Pop onto your windowsill and admire your
handy work.

4 Comments

  1. Mr. & Mrs. P
    May 16, 2013 / 2:45 pm

    These are soo cute!!! Love the idea!

  2. Jacqueline Meldrum
    May 16, 2013 / 8:29 pm

    What a good idea and they look great. I'll look forward to the new blog, but hope you don't give this one up entirely, that would be too sad.

  3. Amy
    June 3, 2013 / 12:10 pm

    I genuinely, genuinely love this idea. I am going to get some tins and make it immediately x

  4. Peter Thomos
    December 6, 2013 / 10:39 am

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