You read that right. These adorable tiny planters are actually up-cycled cat food tins. See how the cuteness came together…
I love being able to find ways to use old containers or rubbish that I’d normally just throw away. There’s such a sense of accomplishment when creating something cute and useful out of something you already have on hand. With his monstrous appetite, I go through quite a lot of El Guapo the Cat’s tinned wet-food. For years, I’ve chucked the used cans in the trash, not giving them a second thought. But a few weeks ago, after rinsing out a finished can, I realized they are kind of a perfect size for a mini plant holder – ideal for air-plants!
They’d also work well as candle holders, a jewelry catch all… Honestly there is lots of potential in these little babies, if you look at them from the right angle.
To make my plant holders, I simply gave the tins a good wash, and gingerly pulled off the label. Then, after scrubbing off any access adhesive, I coated the cans with a couple layers of acrylic paint. I also played around with just adding washi tape, embellishing with a stripe of tape, or using it to create more intricate designs.
Once dry, I tucked my airplants into their new homes and presto – a perfectly sweet display!
I think these little containers would be adorable to house a mini herb garden… Perhaps I’ll try that next!