DIY Planter Pots

Hello lovelies!

The other night I had some of my friends over for dinner. I cooked up some corn chowder & had a few cans left over. Instead of throwing them out I wanted to make use of them. I just bought a ton of acrylic paint & had some left over vegetable seeds so I thought decorating my own plater pot would be the cutest thing ever!

Its fairly simple & a ton of fun!

You’ll need:

  • tall cans
  • acrylic paint
  • newspaper or old magazines
  • paint brushes
  • potting soil
  • electric drill
  • seeds
  • small shovel

How I did it:

I took three empty corn cans, of course you can use whatever cans you have left over. I suggest using taller cans. I pulled of the labels & rinsed them out.

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I took my acrylic paint & went at it. I didn’t have the slightest idea of how I wanted to decorate them so I just let my creativity shine. However, for some of you that are perfectionists, you may want to brainstorm some ideas first.

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After they dried completely I took my power drill & drilled some holes at the bottom. I drilled enough holes for the water to run through. Don’t make the holes too large then the soil will come out when you’re filling the can up.

Warning: Please be careful with power drills. If you don’t know how to use it PLEASE have someone, prefferably somene who knows what they’re doing, to help you. 

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Set up your soil, gloves if needed, shovel and seeds. Fill up your cans leaving about a inch from the top empty. Check the back of your package of seeds and see how far down the seeds need to be planted & pop them in the soil.

Put your new pretty little pots either outside or near a window so they can get some sun, water them a bit, & you’re done.

Hope you all enjoyed this little DIY post.

Happy gardening, 

Hannah Lebron

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