Tin Can Planters

Design*Sponge

My favorite do it yourself projects are the ones that require as little time as possible. I like to see a project from start to finish in under an hour. It's even better when those projects are under fifteen minutes &mdash and super cute!

Over at Design*Sponge, Amy Merrick submitted her step-by-step photos of how to make tin can planters. We love any project that is not only extremely simple, extremely cool, but also extremely quick and easy. This project looks like it will take under fifteen minutes to complete. We wrote about can planters with wallpaper before, but we like the rustic, almost vintage look of these as well!

You'll Need:
&bull Several tin cans
&bull Hammer and nails
&bull Plant to be repotted
&bull Potting soil
&bull Saucers for underneath cans

With the hammer and nails, poke a few holes in the bottom of each can to allow for drainage. Place some potting soil in the bottom of the can, and get your plant to be repotted ready. Loosen up the roots and soil on the plant and place it into the can. Pat down the soil on the top and edges, then water!

If you're placing these tin can planters indoors on a surface that could potentially get ruined by water, place a saucer or coaster underneath to avoid water damage.

Now if only my kitten hadn't killed all of the plants in the house, I would be doing this today!

(Images: Amy Merrick)