Tags: cans, plant pots, recycling, reusing, spray paint, upcycling
Remember these ginormous cans which I brought home from the recycling area at work? Well I want more!
Three holes tapped with a hammer and and a fat old screwdriver (use a big nail or an awl if you only have good screwdrives so you don't ruin them) and some coats of spray paint later and I'm a happy camper.
I ended up not painting the silver and gold ones because I ran our of paint but in retrospect I'd have preferred at least the gold one to be white.
So what's in them? After putting some pottery chards at the bottom for drainage I added soil and planted two with basil and two with mint.
And as I said, now we want more! On my to-do list for when I go back to work on the 19th is to see if there are more of the largest cans to be had. Hopefully the restaurant in the building has been using a lot of pickled cucumbers during summer…