Today is day two of welcoming our new editors to the site! Today’s DIY is coming from Katie, our new Lifestyle Editor and one of the first ladies I met in the Fashion Marketing department here at SCAD. (We made our Fixation For A Dream lookbook together!) She’s sharing today how to make these DIY recycled planters that she decided to make with all of her leftover cans she saw piling up! Take it away Katie…
With Savannah in full Spring bloom, that means flowers have been everywhere! I find myself hard to resist any and all flowers I see at my local Home Depot, resulting in me honestly buying way too many. With my lack of pots for the rest of my flowers and my overflowing recycling bin, I thought of these cute DIY recycled planters. It is the perfect Springtime patio accessory, in addition to looking cute in just about any part of your home!
- Modge Podge or glue
- Glue applicator brush
- Flowers & soil mix
- Soak the cans in warm water to remove the label.
- Using a drill, drill small holes in the bottom of the cans for water drainage.
- Starting at the bottom, apply your glue. I used modge podge but spray adhesive or a glue gun would work just fine.
- Start wrapping your twine from the bottom and work your way up. Repeat until your can is covered to your liking.
- Let glue dry.
- Last, add your soil and flowers! Ta-da!
I’m looking forward to entertaining on my little porch you see here, I just know people will comment on my new centerpieces! The best part is it also helps recycle cans! Although none of us at the LCC have children of our own, we think these DIY recycled planters would be great to make with kiddos. Bring all of the materials with you and you’ll be the favorite babysitter ever!
If you’re feeling crafty and want more inspiration, make sure you follow the LCC’s DIY Pinterest board!