This is an update on the mobile plant hanger I made last year. We made it out of four recycled baked bean cans…
Yes thats right a copper tin can, plant hanger made from bits of rubbish. Read on to find out how!
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 still on trend but gold is fast I am going to make another of these in Gold! overtaking it.
Recycled tin can plant Hanger
You will need:
- Four old baked bean tin cans.
- Metallic copper spray paint
- Copper wire, (stripped from some old cable that Marc had in the garage)
- Beads from an old necklace I bought at the charity shop for 50p
We hung ours from an old perspex mobile flat shape we made years ago, you could use an old tin lid or tray or even some 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.
Thread up your top/lid/tray and twist the ends into a loop for hanging, adding beads along the way is optional
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.
You could even label your cans with the plant’s latin name?