Mister Heart Handmade spotted a tutorial online a few months ago that he has been itching to try out and it is now his favourite way to recycle cans!
What a fab way to recycle cans!
To make these adorable beer can cactus planters you will need:
- Some empty cans (or full cans if you’re that way inclined!) – My next cactus project will be using these arizona green tea cans & Neon Pink Gravel
- Cactus plants
- Stanley knife
- A Dremel & a Dremel grinding stone attachment
- Some cactus soil mix
- Safety Goggles
1. Remove the top. Some can openers will make short work of your drinks can, but I needed to use a Stanley knife to coax the lid off.
2. Make sure there are no sharp edges, I used my little Dremel with a grinding stone attachment to tidy up the rough edges.
3. Fill you empty can with cactus compost leaving enough room for you mini cactus or succulent.
4. Gently pop your mini cactus or succulent into the can and fill in around the edges with compost.
5. Give your cactus a little splash of water and voila!
One thing to note!
I didn’t make any drainage holes in the cans so that Mister Heart Handmade could move them around the house without making a mess.
You can make a few small holes so that you won’t accidentally over water your little prickly friends or just be careful with the amount of water that you give them.
Let’s Recap The Steps:
- Use a Stanley knife to cut the top off your can. Be careful. If you need to get someone to help you, then get someone to help you.
- To ensure there are no sharp edges, use a Dremel with grinding stone attachment. WEAR GOGGLES!
- Fill with cactus soil.
- Place plant inside.
- Put more soil around the edges and add a little bit of water (do not overwater)
- Ta Daaaaaah
Do you have any other brill ways to recycle cans?
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