Did you see the cool little tin can herb planters on page 9 of the February/March Birds and Blooms magazine? What a great idea! I love to reuse things that I might otherwise throw out or recycle and get some good out of them. So here’s what I came up with…a scrappers version of the can planter since I didn’t have the oh-so-cool printed cans in my cupboard. I used a 29oz can for this one.
Here’s how I made mine.
Take a hammer and a large nail and poke 4 holes in the bottom of the can.
Next you prime the metal can for painting and let it dry and while you are waiting go grab some pretty colored acrylic paint and a couple accenting papers for the decorative label.
Once the primer is dry you can give your can a base coat of color and let that dry. NOTE: You will probably need to give the can one or two more coats of paint to completely cover it.
Cut the cardstock in a band for the middle. 12″ cardstock is a little short to go all the way around a 29 oz. can so do what I did and make a name tag out of an accent paper!
Use a good non water soluble adhesive to adhere the paper to the can. Finally spray or brush on a sealer over the paper and the paint on the can so it will survive getting wet once in a while.
I think these would make wonderful gifts or garden party prizes.