Upcyled Cans Hanging Planter Project by Christen Hammons

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In the creative process, sometimes things come together just perfectly. As someone who often wants to take on a new craft or art project only to find myself faced with a creative block, I really enjoy when this happens. This happened recently when we were finishing up the re-launch of GreenCraft.

After stocking up my pantry to prepare for possibly having to stay home for a long period of time, I found myself with a lot of empty tin cans. Cans are an item I have a hard time tossing because I know how much potential they have to be used in new ways. One of the obvious ways to reuse cans is to turn them into planters, so that’s what I decided to do. However, I needed to add my own touch to this project. I couldn’t help but notice how pretty the back of an old floral bed sheet was, so I decided to tear strips from it to wrap around the can. To do this, make a snip at the end of the fabric, and then tear it along the bias. This ensures that the strip will be an even width. Wrap the fabric strips around the can, using bits of hot glue to hold everything in place. Attach a strip to serve as the handle, and secure that with hot glue. If desired, you can punch holes in the bottom of the can to help with drainage. Your planter is now ready to be put on display.

Note: This project can also be used as a hanging organizer or even a little gift basket.

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In the creative process, sometimes things come together just perfectly. As someone who often wants to take on a new craft or art project only to find myself faced with a creative block, I really enjoy when this happens. This happened recently when we were finishing up the re-launch of GreenCraft.

After stocking up my pantry to prepare for possibly having to stay home for a long period of time, I found myself with a lot of empty tin cans. Cans are an item I have a hard time tossing because I know how much potential they have to be used in new ways. One of the obvious ways to reuse cans is to turn them into planters, so that’s what I decided to do. However, I needed to add my own touch to this project. I couldn’t help but notice how pretty the back of an old floral bed sheet was, so I decided to tear strips from it to wrap around the can. To do this, make a snip at the end of the fabric, and then tear it along the bias. This ensures that the strip will be an even width. Wrap the fabric strips around the can, using bits of hot glue to hold everything in place. Attach a strip to serve as the handle, and secure that with hot glue. If desired, you can punch holes in the bottom of the can to help with drainage. Your planter is now ready to be put on display.

Note: This project can also be used as a hanging organizer or even a little gift basket.

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