A copper tin can plant hanger made from bits of rubbish. Read on to find out how!
Ideas for simple diy’s are flowing fast and furious these days. I am filling up piles of notebooks! Summer is…
a very inspiring month for me. During July and August our life is slow lived and we all spend time outside. I find when there are no work related pressures my creativity flows and flows..
With my rekindled love of the Spider plant see here .I have been saving tin cans and planting up all the baby plants in them, some have crochet covers too. Space was becoming a problem and I noticed the hanging plants were doing very well. So…..this happened.
This DIY is all made using recycled or old bits and bobs! Did you know you can turn old baked bean cans into something beautiful and useful? Copper is very on trend at the moment. But I bet you dont have a single copper tin can in the house do you?
1. We used:
Four old baked bean tin cans and sprayed them copper.
Copper wire, stripped from some old cable that Marc had in the garage.
Beads from an old necklace bought at the charity shop for 50p
We hung ours from an old perspex mobile shape we made years ago, you could use an old tin lid or tray, or even wire coat hangers?
Total cost less than £6
2. Drill two holes one on each side of the tin cans;
3. Measure the hanging length required, and use wire cutters to cut the wire to this length.
Thread the beads on with a twist to keep them in place, then thread the ends of the wire through the holes in the tin cans, twist the ends using pliers to fasten.
4. Drill holes in the top of your mobile holder. You could drill holes in an old tin lid or do the same with an old smallish tray? or bend two wire coat hangers and hang the tins off them?
Thread up your top/lid/tray and twist the ends into a loop for hanging, adding beads along the way, if so desired?
To make the hooks cut some short lengths with wire cutters and twist them into hooks using the pliers. (you may need an assistant to hold the end as you twist?) see below
Top Tip.Vary the length of your hanging wires, so the cans hang at different heights? Try it out before you plant it up?
5. Plant up your baby plants with a good quality compost.
All done, what are you planning to plant in yours?
You could even label your cans with the plants latin name?
I hope I have made this as easy as it really is? Do let me know if you fancy giving it a go? happy to answer questions in the comments too.
Do have a look at my other Interior posts for more inspiration!
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