Painted Tin Can Planters

Disclosure || I am a member of the core blogger program with DecoArt.  I received compensation and product for this post.  All ideas and opinions are 100% my own.

painted-tin-can-planters

If you have been a reader of The Crafted Sparrow for any length of time then you know I’m a huge fan of using what I already have on hand to accessorize my home.  These Painted Tin Can Pots are the perfect example!

My hubby has been bringing home so many of these gallon sized tin cans he recycles from his restaurant when they throw them away.  He has taken up gardening and is planting things left and right lately.  I love the idea of re-using them, but I just couldn’t look at the boring tin can anymore.  This is where my DecoArt Patio Paints came in to action.  I decided to make some outdoor planters to spruce up our front porch, and a couple for in the house to freshen up my decor.

painted-tin-can-planters

Supplies:

–  DecoArt Patio Paint outdoor
–  Foam brushes
–  Painters tape
–  Gold spray paint

painted-tin-can-plantersFor this project I stuck with bright summer colors that already worked with some of our outdoor decor.

First thing I did was spray paint all the tin cans gold, I thought the gold would be fun mixed with the bright summer colors.

After the paint was dry I used some painters tape to create stripes on my cans.  You can do any design you want:  polka dots, stripes, color blocked, or a different pattern.

painted-tin-can-plantersUsing your foam brush apply 2 – 3 coats of each color where you want it.  Peel away the painters tape before it’s completely dry so you don’t accidentally peel up paint.

That’s it, your set to plant.  You can drill drain holes in the bottom if they will be used for outdoor planting like these ones.

painted-tin-can-planterspainted-tin-can-planters

This was such a great way to add a pop of color to our front porch for free since I already had the paint on hand.  We want to spruce this space up soon but for now these cute planters add character and the color I wanted.

painted-tin-can-planterspainted-tin-can-planters

Like I said I also painted a couple for inside the house to use with my decor.  I love how they look with my favorite Ikea greenery.  It’s such a great way to add some character to a space on a budget.

painted-tin-can-planters

painted-tin-can-planters

Comments

    • craftedsparrow says

      I did on the outdoor planters with a drill and small drill bit. The indoor ones no since they have artificial plants in them. :)

  1. Ruth says

    Love these! Didn’t you have to line them before you used them as a planter? Just curious as I thought I’d have to line it so it wouldn’t rust out from the bottom?

    • craftedsparrow says

      Hi Ruth. I didn’t line them, but that is definitely an option. Mine have rusted but I actually like the rusted look so it doesn’t bother me too much. They do have drain holes. As for the ones I use indoors I only use fake plants in them since I have a bit of a black thumb. Have a super weekend! :)

  2. Emily Glynn says

    Just wondering how to keep the cans from rusting…….I absolutely love the idea and the cans are beautiful. Can’t wait to see new ideas!!! Thanks,
    Emily Glynn

    • craftedsparrow says

      Hi Emily. Well to be completely honest I never gave the rust option much thought. I have quiet the black thumb generally when it comes to gardening. For the outdoor cans though some people have suggested using a plastic liner. Mine have developed some rust on the outside bottoms of the cans which I actually like the look of so it doesn’t bother me. And my plants seem to be doing fine in them. I have currently planted elephant bush succulents in them and they are holding up really well. :) Have a super weekend.

  3. says

    Hi Becca,
    These are sooo sweet! I think using gold (either with the colors or with the white) really transforms the cans. And I do especially like your interior vignette with the white and gold objects :-)
    Cheers,
    Zandra

    • craftedsparrow says

      Thanks so much Zandra! You are so sweet. The white and gold combo is definitely a favorite of mine right now. Have a super weekend.

Trackbacks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>