I did go a little crazy in my seed planting (it was my first time planting seeds, after all) and my plants have grown out of control. Hating to weed out (i.e. kill) some of the plants that are crowding my pots, I decided to just repot some of them. Enter my need to find some new planters. I'm sure you can guess that I upcycled some piece of household trash!
After glancing around the house for containers of some kind, I happened upon the canned tomatoes I was using to make spaghetti sauce.
A light spray with some spray paint plus some punched holes in the bottom and voila! Some pretty, upcycled, free pots that are now housing my out of control basil.
I'm loving these little pots and look forward to adding more as I need to. Different foods and brands have different rib patterns and I think an entire container garden of mix-matched tin cans would be funky and fun. How I wish I had thought of this before purchasing all these other pots!
Stay tuned for some shots of our balcony and entire garden tomorrow!
I like the paint colors you chose. Sweet basil is my favorite! Way to upcycle!
I love upcycles, this is a great idea!I might have to start a little herb garden on my back porch :)
These are so cute! I want to grow some herbs in my kitchen in my new apartment and these would be perfect! Thanks for the idea :)
love the colors!
What a great idea! I love it. :)
Chalkboard paint would be fun, too.
Pretty! What are you going to do with all that basil?
Very cute. I love that combination of colors.
Great idea, I might try this - pots get expensive FAST and these are so cute.
Nice ideas. I will also apply the same for my sweet home. Thanks for the post.
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