Hey all, it’s time for another month of the 10-Minute DIYs series! This month’s theme is spring, but I kind of feel like my project is a hybrid theme of the last two month’s themes: planters (February) and upcycling (March). I’m turning an old loose leaf tea tin into a little planter for my propagated succulent pieces.
I’ve been propagating succulents from leaf clippings for a while now, and many are just getting big enough to be planted on their own. (I’m working on a post about propagating succulents that I’ll be sharing soon!) Plus these little looseleaf tea tins are so cute that I had to upcycle them for another use. 😉
Here’s what I used:
(Affiliate links below; thanks for supporting my blog at no extra cost to you!)
- Old tea tin
- Olive oil, soap, and water
- Paint, I used Rust-Oleum in Flat Black and Krylon Premium Metallic Gold (my favorite gold)
And here’s how I made my tiny tea tin planter!
(Remember to follow the directions on your paint’s label, and wear a mask if you’re using spray paint.)
Step 1: Remove any old labels using olive oil and a paper towel. (See the recent quick tip post I did on removing stubborn sticker residue here.) Clean thoroughly with soap and water.
Step 3: Use extra tape, scrap paper, or a paper towel to help cover any areas you don’t want painted and paint your accent color. I used Krylon gold, which is my favorite gold spray paint.
And then once that’s dry, plant a cute little plant. This little tin is the perfect size for some of the succulents I’ve been propagating from one of my very prolific plants. They are growing quickly themselves, so once they outgrow the tin, I’ll just transfer them into something bigger.
Like this? PIN IT!
Make sure to check out all of the other April 10-Minute DIYs!