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.

Gorgeous Soup Can Planters - Bring some green into your home. Perfect for small spaces! #DIY #planter #home #decor

Supplies:

3 empty soup cans, cleaned well with labels removed
Roll of light green burlap ribbon
Roll of thin, raw string or twine
Scissors
Glue gun
Potting soil
Plants or Herbs

Tip: Make sure there are no sharp edges where lid was removed with the can opener.

Gorgeous Soup Can Planters - Bring some green into your home. Perfect for small spaces! #DIY #planter #home #decor

Instructions:

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.

Gorgeous Soup Can Planters - Bring some green into your home. Perfect for small spaces! #DIY #planter #home #decor

Cut two more pieces of ribbon the same size as the first.

Gorgeous Soup Can Planters - Bring some green into your home. Perfect for small spaces! #DIY #planter #home #decor

Wrap the ribbon around each soup can using the glue gun to secure the ends together in the back.

Gorgeous Soup Can Planters - Bring some green into your home. Perfect for small spaces! #DIY #planter #home #decor

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.

Gorgeous Soup Can Planters - Bring some green into your home. Perfect for small spaces! #DIY #planter #home #decor

Tie each one into a small bow and trim excess string.

Gorgeous Soup Can Planters - Bring some green into your home. Perfect for small spaces! #DIY #planter #home #decor

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.

Gorgeous Soup Can Planters - Bring some green into your home. Perfect for small spaces! #DIY #planter #home #decor

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.

Gorgeous Soup Can Planters - Bring some green into your home. Perfect for small spaces! #DIY #planter #home #decor

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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Katie Reed

Katie Reed

Katie Reed is a 38 year old mom blogger from Salt Lake City, UT. She is married to the man of her dreams and together they have four beautiful boys. Dexter is 9, Daniel is 7, Chester is 5 and Wilder is 2. She writes about living with mental health issues while navigating motherhood. Her blog focuses on tips and tricks for moms, information and parenting news, kid-friendly recipes and crafts. She loves to reflect on the humorous side of parenthood and shares the reality of her life, with a "warts and all" attitude.

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