Update A Tin Can diy Mobile Plant Hanger.

Update A Tin Can diy Mobile Plant Hanger.

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!

 

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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

 

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how to make a hanging planter from baked bean cans

2. Drill two holes one on each side of the tin cans;

 

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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.

 

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how to make a diy hanging planter
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 perhaps

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

 

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Top Tip.Vary the length of your hanging wires, so the cans hang at different heights? Try it out before you plant it up?

 

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5. Plant up your baby plants with a good quality compost.

 

how to make a hanging planter from baked bean cans
All done, what are you planning to plant in yours?

 

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You could even label your cans with the plant’s latin name?

 

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how to make a hanging planter from baked bean cans
This is how it presently looks hanging happily in the window of my new home office…
Update A Tin Can diy Mobile Plant Hanger.
Update A Tin Can diy Mobile Plant Hanger.
how to make a hanging planter from baked bean cans
I hope I have made this hanging plant hanger diy look as easy as it really is?
I am happy to answer questions in the comments…
 Best wishes

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  1. 18th September 2017 / 12:13

    ha ha I know that feeling well! Marc does it all for me as he has a horror of drips and is a perfectionist!
    PS.
    he has big spray guns too!
    xx

  2. 17th September 2017 / 21:41

    I spray paint a lot! I have never thought of this Copper colour before though. The other half is rolling eyes as I make suggestions!
    Laurie x