Sometimes I get inspired by the littlest things. I was scooping the last of the coffee grounds and couldn’t bring myself to recycle the big can they came in. I wiped it out and set it on a shelf in my craft room. A few days later I found 3 wood knobs and inspiration struck! I knew these 2 items together would make a pretty coffee can planter. I added some shelf liner to decorate the can and now it is in my kitchen looking fabulous. Take a look at how I put it all together below.
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I started with these supplies to make a Coffee Can Planter
- Coffee Can
- Wood knobs
- Black and White shelf liner
- Scissors – these are my go to pair for cutting any sticky material like shelf liner, get them here
- Hot Glue
- Hammer and Nail
- Metallic Spray Paint This dark copper is beautiful and leaves a soft metallic finish
To prep the can I made sure all of the grounds were removed, then I pounded a few holes into the bottom with a nail for drainage. A pot without drainage is not healthy for plants. If you don’t want to add holes, you could add rocks to the bottom to allow the water to drain away from the soil.
This shelf liner is a few years old, I picked it up on clearance because I loved the pattern but never used it. I cut a piece to fit around the can, then carefully peeled off the backing as I rolled the coffee can over it. These scissors makes cutting anything sticky a breeze, it has a non stick coating that I never have to pick tape or glue off of.
I took it up a notch, literally raised it up, with the wood knobs I found. I sprayed them with a few coats of metallic spray paint then hot glued the knobs to the bottom of the can.
There is a pretty flowering plant in my kitchen that I picked up on clearance after Valentine’s Day. The plastic pot was wrapped in heart paper so it was just $2, score! I peeled back the paper and transferred the plant to this coffee can planter. The lid to the coffee can can be used to catch water from the drainage holes as needed. I put it under the planter when I water it then remove it once the water has finished dripping or I know it has soaked into the plant. This way there isn’t water all over my buffet.
I love a good upcycle project, how about you? What have you upcycled lately?
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