Upcycle your old cans or tea tins to make the perfect new planter!
We love a creative hack, especially when it comes to putting our succulent bbs on display! In this DIY, we’re upcycling an old tea tin and turning it into a fridge magnet because #pandemiclife and also because it’s *way* cuter than whatever weird collage you’ve got on your fridge right now (no judgment, but we’re probably right).
Go digging through your recyclables to find any kind of tin or aluminum can, clean it out, and let’s get started!
- Tea tin (or other thin metal container, like a can)
- Super glue (or a hot glue gun)
- Cactus Soil
Step 1. Make drainage holes in the bottom of your tin for drainage! Flip over your tin on a hard, even surface, then hammer the nail gently until it pokes through. Repeat until you have about 7-10 holes.
Step 2. Glue the magnets to the back of your tin. Depending on the size of your tin, you may want to use more than one so it doesn’t tip. Think about your container full of wet soil – you’ll need to use enough magnets to hold that weight.
Step 3. This is the best part! Fill your tin with cactus soil and nestle in your succulents. If you’re using multiple succulents, arrange them with the tallest in the back and shortest in the front for ~aesthetic~ purposes (trust us on this one).
Step 4. Fill in any remaining space with soil to properly secure the succulents. Give them a good soak if your cactus soil was dry, letting the excess water drip through.
Step 5. Stick your new planter to your fridge, washing machine, or any other metal surface that will receive bright, indirect light throughout the day!
Bonus tip: If you don’t have anywhere with adequate light to stick your new planter, skip the magnets! Your succulents will look just as cute in their new home on a windowsill or table.