Weekend Project: Painted Paint Tin Planters

Photo by Cludio Sabatino for Bravacasa (April 2012)

I came across these cheery assorted painted tin planters in the April issue of Italian home decor magazine, Bravacasa this past week and thought one could create something similar for a weekend project. The magazine says these are painted paint cans (although they look store bought or professionally made to me) –notice the cut-out cross shape on the bottom with a metal mesh netting for drainage.  In searching on how one could paint paint tins, I came across a clever DIY to make painted paint tin bird feeders (photos below) by Sara at Mom Endeavors - another project definitely worth checking out. I liked her idea of rolling on the paint.  For this project I think assorted colours is the way to go and the glossier the paint the better.  Happy making!  

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Jan Halvarson

10 comments:

REread said...

That's a cool idea

Tania Maree said...

I LoVe this idea......
Great recycling!
I think I'll try this one......
TM ;o)
Scandi Coast Home Australia

Jan | Poppytalk said...

Tania - send pictures if you do!

: )

Katerina Bon Vora said...

very nice. will be planting some in the new house so these are some pretty ideas to play with

Im Mary said...

inspiring!:-)

Sadee Schilling said...

These are so pretty! I love the assorted sizes and colors. The aesthetics of my European balcony pale in comparison to this one in Italy, but these tins are a great idea for brightening things up!

Pinecone Camp said...

Very cool idea!

Gretchen said...

Haha! SImple and fun!

todomini said...

Nice project! I love it!!

Sara @ Mom Endeavors said...

Just saw that I was featured here! Thanks for sharing the link to the DIY Bird Feeders! Painting the cans was super easy! :)

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