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Pretty Plant Pots (Re-Cycled Cans)

Great way for re-cycled cans into Pretty Plant Pots. Some decoupage, a few decorations and you have cute plant pots – also great for growing herbs !

Pretty Plant Pots (Re-Cycled Cans)


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.

We also have a lot of re-cycled cans. All cleaned and ready to be crafted into pot plants !

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.

Pretty Plant Pots (Re-Cycled Cans)

Nothing strange or difficult making these. All the re-cycled 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 three – four 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.

DIY Pretty Plant Pots

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

Simple distressing with sanding paper uisng re-cycled cans

DIY Pretty Plant Pots

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.

Added 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)

Re-Cycled Cans into Pretty Plant Pots

Start collecting your empty cans and turn them into pretty plant pots !

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Thursday 1st of August 2013

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

Cynthia Landrie

Monday 29th of July 2013

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


Friday 26th of July 2013

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

NoreenCrafty Journal

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

Friday 26th of July 2013

Great idea!! Love the look of them!!


Amber Koogler

Friday 26th of July 2013

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

Amber@ Dimples & Pig Tales

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