We had beautiful weather this past weekend and it was a perfect time to be out and about. As I've mentioned before, one of the things I like to do when I have some extra time, is to go wandering through antique shops. This time I had an idea and I was on a mission to find one thing; old coffee cans. I wanted to put some green plants in my kitchen so I thought it would be fun to find something other than standard pots to plant them in. I love how they turned out!
I didn't find anything in the first shop but as I kept looking, I found a few coffee cans scattered among some automotive containers. This Maxwell House can was only $1.
I have never heard of Boscul Coffee but Arabian Mocha sounds good! This antique poster was $165. It made me wish I had a coffee shop to hang it in!
You just never know what you're going to find. This shelf full of coffee cans was at the last stop of the day. The prices ranged from $5 for the Sanka can to $34 for the Bokar can.
I spent about $35 on 6 coffee cans.
I stopped at a garden store to pick up some small plants after I bought the coffee cans. That way I could get plants that would fit nicely in the cans I chose.
I was going to put the plants in plastic containers before placing them inside of the coffee cans to prevent water from leaking out, but it was challenging to find the right size. I decided to line the cans with plastic instead.
I partially filled the plastic lined cans with potting soil.
I placed the plant on top of the soil and filled it in with more dirt.
I carefully trimmed the plastic around the inside edge of the can.
When watering the plants, it's important to keep the water close to the plants and away from the edge of the can. That way the water will stay contained.
I placed green moss on top of the dirt to keep moisture in, but also because I like the way it looks.
I now have some fun, colorful planters that look great in the kitchen and make interesting conversation pieces too! Such a simple way to create something truly unique.
Have a great Tuesday!