Damson Cottage Garden

Tin can plant pots

Today I decided to brighten up our cat run and give a home to some of our herbs. I took cuttings back in Spring and have too many herb plants to fit into the beds – a nice problem to have! I decided it would be handy to have some on a shelf by the back door, so I made these colourful plant pots to keep them in. It’s a great way to recycle your tins!

Tin can plant pots

Simply clean out your tins, punch drainage holes in the bottom using a nail and hammer, and paint. I used some ‘enamel’ spray paint (bought from Homebase) which was left over from giving my bike a makeover.

I put two thyme plants and a lavender in slightly larger tins – originally the home of tinned potatoes which were hiding at the back of our cupboards (best eaten roasted with tons of herbs and butter!).

Tin can planters

I used ‘average’ sized tins (which originally housed chopped tomatoes) for my basil plants and cat food cans for the saucers under them to keep the plants moist.

Tin can planters

Coriander seedlings were re-homed in old sweetcorn tins. I left the coriander in its original plastic plant pots as I expect to have a rapid turnover of coriander – we use lots in cooking!

Tin planters

 

Tin planters

I’m really happy with them – an easy and practically free project. They certainly brighten up the area outside the back door. Hope you are having a great week, Jane

2 Responses to Tin can plant pots

  1. Cynthia says:

    Only you and me are crazy enough to decorate a cat run (let alone have a cat run) – we love our kitties

    • admin says:

      Haha! Very true!!! Jane

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