Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Paint Can Planters

Have I mentioned that I have spring fever?  Temps in the 80's, lighter longer, and clear blue Texas skies make for one happy momma and family!  I have begun sprucing up my tiny patio/deck area.  I decided to make a few planters after seeing this post at http://www.centsationgirl.com/.  I tweaked mine a bit (CG's were a lot  fancier!).  Love the industrial feel of the paint can, with the whimsy of the fun paint colors!



You can certainly use empty paint cans you have laying around your house.  I bought new cans for 2.99 each.  Mine are a bit wider and shorter than a traditional paint can.


I chose a spring green and a watermelon pink spray paint.  Make sure your paint is suitable for outdoors.


Next step:  spray away!

Add holes to the bottom of the paint can with a hammer and nail.  CG tip: make sure to place paint can on a towel before hammering or you will ruin your paint job.

Instead of stripes, I decided to hand paint some numbers to give the planters a little interest.  No rhyme or reason, I just think numbers make everything look cute!  A added some gravel to the bottom, then added some pink petunias.  I found a little corner spot on my deck that they are calling home!  The deck will be getting a stain job this summer as well so please look past the dingy, greyish wood! 


A few more additions to the deck:

I spray painted this old planter I had laying around.  Loving this green and burgandy plant it is housing!



I purchased the magenta/white planter at Homegoods for $7 on clearance, and found the plant stand at Goodwill for 3.99.  I also, you guessed it, spray painted it a peacock blue!!


I picked up this sweet little plant holder at Goodwill for 1.99. 


Happy Spring from TX!

19 comments:

  1. So creative! Love this post...thank you for linking up to Whassup Wednesday! Hope to see you tomorrow:)

    xoxokara

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  2. I wish I can get inspired by you to plant away!!!! Nice job :)

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  3. BTW - it may seem like a silly question but I'm a very elementary planter...but did you just stick the plant in the original plant holder that it came in from the store? Or did you take it out?

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  4. Question -- Since this is an outside planter, did you use any clear coat spray paint over it? Would you do so if the planter was wood?

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the blog, by the way. Thanks for sucking my time away! You are one talented gal!

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  5. leslie-i did not add any coating over the spray paint. make sure you use spray paint that says "outdoor" on it and it should hold up well! you might want to put some sort of a sealer if you use wood-talk to someone in the paint department at your home improvement store-i love to pick their brains!

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  6. Gosh, these are LOVELY! I gotta try this one :) Thanks for sharing the idea!

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  7. Love the idea of paint cans! Brilliant and so adorable. Where in TX? My home state.....love it!
    ladeedacreations.com

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  8. La-Dee da- San Antonio! Not my home state, but love it here!

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  9. Thank you SO MUCH for linking up to WHASSUP WEDNESDAY!!! Great entry:)

    Hope to see you next Wednesday!

    xoxokara

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  10. These are too too cute! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured' button. BTW, My maiden name is Larson!

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  11. These are fantastic! I love the colors you chose! The best news of all is they last for years, I still have mine too. :) Thanks for linking up your marvelous creativity and paint can planters to the party!
    xo
    Kate

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  12. brilliant idea! now i know what to do with all the paint cans i have laying around. stopping by from Kate's spring party!

    kimberly.

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  13. Just beautiful! I'm going to have to copy soon!

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  14. super cute! I am so going to use this idea, thanks for sharing!

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  15. I love the number planters- I'm going to give it a try this summer!

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  16. I love your paint can planters. They are so pretty!

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  17. Hello Andrea! I discovered your blog from Savvy Southern Style.

    The colors really make a lot of difference. I love what you did. Simple yet turn out so beautiful.

    I hope we could develop a connection by following at each others blogs. :) I wish you a happy wednesday!

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  18. Dontcha just love spray paint! Your color choices are great. I'm here from Kim's party and I'm your newest follower. Great blog!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  19. Those are so cute and creative! And I agree.. the numbers make them even better.

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