Last Minute DIY Holiday Gift: Organic Succulents In Recycled Paint Dipped Cans

by , 12/22/13

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Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

What you will need:

  • empty cans
  • organic succulents
  • organic soil
  • rocks
  • mallet
  • screwdriver
  • leftover paint
  • baker’s twine

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Step 2: Pick Your Plant

My son picked his favorite organic succulents from our local organic supplier. He chose plants based on his teacher’s personalities – that is who he is giving the plants to. We suggest choosing succulents because they are a plant that everyone enjoys and that can easily grow in the cans.

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Step 3: Add a Little Color

Soak the cans for a few minutes and then remove the labels. Dry and then dip the bottom half of each can into leftover paint – we had paint leftover from a project that was perfect for these gifts – allow to dry overnight.

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Step 4: Add a Few Holes

Use a screwdriver and mallet to make several holes on the bottom of the tin car for drainage. You can also use your craft knife to clean up the paint line around the cans.

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