Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Upcycling: copper can planter

I’ve been saving this metal hanger to use on a project. The hanger originally wrapped around a votive holder.

The glass votive is long gone but the hanger has been waiting outside, aging and rusting and waiting for a new purpose.

This humble tin can fit perfectly in the holder so I gave it a few coats of copper metallic paint.

A plastic baggie filled with dirt holds the succulent clippings that will hopefully root.

I'll leave this little planter outside and see what happens. I'm hoping it will begin to rust and age but keep most of the copper paint. If not, I can always start over with another can.

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  1. this is beautiful, I could use more greens around my world I would love you to add this and any other posts you want to show off to my What We Wore and Made party over at

  2. Very pretty! I love those succulents, they are one of the few plants I can manage to keep alive. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Very nice!! I like to upcycle tin cans as well. I'm going to have to do this. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. very pretty - I loooove copper, I just blogged about copper today! I love that you used copper paint to transform a humble can into something so special.

  5. I love everything about this! Succulents, up cycling, copper, rusted metal, etc. This is my kind of project!!!


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