DIY Soup Can Planters
With only a few supplies and 30 minutes, you can make these cute DIY soup can planters. Fill with flowers for a hostess gift, plants for a centerpiece, or herbs for a windowsill. This is the perfect home decor for smaller spaces or your home office.
3 empty soup cans, cleaned well with labels removed
Roll of light green burlap ribbon
Roll of thin, raw string or twine
Plants or Herbs
Tip: Make sure there are no sharp edges where lid was removed with the can opener.
Unroll the ribbon. Measure a piece of ribbon that is exactly the size of the soup can. It should fit snugly and can overlap in the back by a small amount.
Cut two more pieces of ribbon the same size as the first.
Wrap the ribbon around each soup can using the glue gun to secure the ends together in the back.
Wind the string around the cans three times. Make sure you have about four extra inches of string on both sides and that they meet at the front and center of the can.
Tie each one into a small bow and trim excess string.
6. Fill the pots 1/3 of the way with potting soil. Slip the plants out of the container and set them into the cans. Add soil around the plant leaving at least an inch of room at the top of the can.
TIP: Be careful to not get soil on the outside of the can or it can stain the ribbon and string. Use a heavy weight paper as a funnel to add dirt to the can to keep it from spilling.
How gorgeous is that?? And such a simple little craft you can do with a spare half hour. They also make a great centerpiece for family dinner. You could even get some faux succulents or other plants to switch out whenever you feel like it.
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