Last year I picked up several metal garbage cans from a sale from an elementary school that had been closed. I think they were about .10 each, so even if all I used them for was trash, it would be ok. Today I finally had the time to do a quick make-over on one. I sprayed it with Rust-oleum High Gloss Black and then used my Silhouette to cut out the house number and name. I spent about 10 minutes on the painting and about 10 minutes on designing the house label. After that, it was up to the Silhouette to get the job done. The lettering is about 8 inches x 11 inches total. Pretty quick project.
I like it so well, that I may do one for my own house.
Note: I didn't fill the can directly with dirt, I just stuck the flowers that I bought in a plain plastic pot in it (the pre-done pot of flowers is from Walmart).