6 March 2016

DIY: Tin Planters

This DIY is a great way to brighten up indoor areas, window sills and apartment balconies by reusing old and vintage tins. 



 MATERIALS
  • Assorted Plants
  • Used/Vintage Tins
  • Hammer
  • Nail
  • Potting Mix
  • Small Stones or Gravel


STEP ONE:

Turn your tins upside down and pierce a few holes in the bottom with your hammer and nail. This provides drainage for any excess water so the soil doesn't become clogged.    


STEP TWO:

Place a small layer of stones or gravel at the bottom of each tin. This will also improve drainage.





STEP THREE:

Place a layer of potting mix on top of the stones. 


STEP FOUR:

Take your plants out of their plastic pots and gently loosen the compacted soil from around the roots. 


STEP FIVE:

Place your plants in the tins and continue to add potting mix around the plants, pressing it down firmly until you have filled the tins and your plants are held securely in place. 



STEP FIVE:

If you don't have any nice used tins or vintage tins on hand, you could also use regular old tins from your pantry and get creative by covering them in contact paper or painting them. 

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