Hi y’all! DIY tin can planters are super easy and very inexpensive to make. Most households accumulate a handful of tin cans each week. So, why not put them to good use, plus satisfy your crafty side! There are so many fun ideas to upcycle tin cans! Anywhere from planters to art supply organizers, as well as candle holders. And most of them only need a handful of inexpensive supplies, which is also a bonus for the thrifty crafters!
What you need to create a DIY tin can planter
- Tin can. (I used a “Family Size” can.)
- Macramé rope.
- Hot glue gun + glue sticks.
- Floral foam.
- Faux plant. (I am using a fern for this article. However, a succulent would work beautifully as well.)
HOW TO CREATE A diy TIN can PLANTER
First you will need to plug in your glue gun in order to get the glue warm. Then you will need to wash the tin can and peel off the label. Be sure to dry it completely!
Now that the can is clean and dry, flip it on its side to start glueing on the rope. Also, I like to use the seam as a starting point. I also find it helpful to unravel a foot or two of the rope so it’s not so tight to work with.
Now add a thin layer of glue to the bottom of the side of the tin can. (Not underneath or it will sit funky.) Try to work the glue in about 4-5 inch sections, in order to prevent it from drying before you can get the rope to stick. Once you get the first row of rope done, try to place the glue between the can and previous row of rope to keep the glue from seeping between the layers.
Once you have the entire can wrapped in rope, the rest is a piece of cake!
To get started, set the tin can aside. Then grab the floral foam block and cut off a chunk. I used opened scissors to slice off a 3 inch thick piece. Before you place it in the can be sure that it will easily fit. You may need to trim the corners because Floral Foam doesn’t have much fluctuation and could snap in half.
You are almost done! Your last step is to place the faux plant into the middle of the foam!
I used a fern so you can’t see inside the can, but depending on what you “plant” you may be able to see the foam. If so, here’s a couple tips:
- Add faux moss around the plant.
- Shorten the stem to make it sit further into the tin can.
- Add more faux plants or succulents.
- Glue more rope around the top to create a lid of sorts.
Whatever you decide to do don’t be afraid to get creative and make it your own!
For more easy crafts and DIYs check out my Craft page! Enjoy!