Friday, July 19, 2013

Pretty Plant Pots {Re-Cycled Cans}

Pretty Plant Pots {Re-Cycled Cans} ~ Use old, empty cans to make these easy DIY Plant Pots !   #recycling #planters

I enjoy decoupage crafts now and then. We bought some Viola seedlings recently to be planted in the garden in another 2 - 3 weeks {after the worst cold of Winter is over} and I decided to make some pretty pots for their brief stay.  Once we plant them in the garden,  it will be replaced with herbs, which won't need re-planting - I'll have to add some more pots, though, for all the different herbs I am planning to keep in the kitchen. 

With A Blast: Pretty Plant Pots {Re-Cycled Cans}   #recycling #planters #crafts #cancrafting #decoupage

Nothing strange - all the cans were first given a light coat of white spray paint after which I used paper serviettes {only the top layers}for the above can and the can below. Gave each 3 - 4 layers of Mod Podge with a waiting of about 45 minutes in between and a final coat of hardener. The jute flower above,,, I made using my small round loom - takes around 5 minutes to make a flower ! I used some hot glue to stick it in place.

With A Blast: Pretty Plant Pots {Re-Cycled Cans}   #recycling #planters #crafts #cancrafting #decoupage

After the decoupage was done on the above can, I glued a Butterfly to the lower part.

With A Blast: Pretty Plant Pots {Re-Cycled Cans}   #recycling #planters #crafts #cancrafting #decoupage

Even though the first two cans were decoupaged, I like this one most - simple distressing with a small piece of sanding paper over the ridges and edge - a narrow strip of Burlap all round and a Flower glued into place. {the two small pieces of braided Burlap which hangs from under the flower were made with the pieces I pulled out of the strip}

Which one do you like most?  I need to decide how to make the extras which will be used for the herbs ;-)

Pretty Plant Pots {Re-Cycled Cans} ~ Use old, empty cans to make these easy DIY Plant Pots !   #recycling #planters

20 comments:

  1. I have to say I love the distressed look on the bottom can. You have inspired me to try my hand at this. I really love the look. Thank you for sharing it.

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  2. Wow, Linda! I like all 3 of them :) I really like how you distressed the one! I'm curious how you made that Jute flower!!

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  3. I like them all, but I think I like the last one the best too! I am totally loving that jute flower!! Have you done a tutorial on those???

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  4. i love this idea! So unique and pretty. Thanks for sharing! Can you do a tutorial on how you made that little flower out of jute?

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  5. I love all of these!!! This is a great idea and very creative. I also love that these are all recycled.
    Shared on Twitter :)

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  6. Linda, these are just adorable and I love the one with the teacups! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing at Best of the Weekend! Pinning to our party board and sharing on FB tomorrow. Have a great week and please join us next Friday!

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  7. I love the decoupage one with the butterfly but they're all so pretty maybe once you've planted the violas you could put herbs in them for the kitchen

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  8. LOVE them! Country/shabby chic goodness...just my style!

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  9. This is super cute!!! Love the creative and lovely idea! Viola is one of my favourite flower:)
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  10. Really cute Linda !!!
    I'm pinning this for sure :)
    OXXO

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  11. Nice....Like the last one the best..........Andi

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  12. Saw this on the Moonlight & Mason Jars link party. Very cute!

    Nicole
    HoldtheOffice.com

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  13. Really love these and look forward to trying it myself!

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  14. Suzie @ Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too

    These are really cute! Great idea!

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  15. Great up-cycle! Thank you for sharing at Give Me The Goods!

    Amber@ Dimples & Pig Tales

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  16. What a pretty way to recycle cans! Very nice ideas!

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  17. These are really cute! Love the flower! Thank you so much for dropping this post off at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. I will be featuring this in my top 10 post that goes live MOnday morning.

    Cynthia from Feeding Big

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  18. LOVE this cute little rustic cans. I was so happy to feature them today at Think Tank Thursday. Thanks for stopping by already today!

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