Monday, May 28, 2012

Garbage Can Planter

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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.

Before:

After:

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).

6 comments:

twelve-O-eight said...

What a creative idea, and I love how it turned out! Now following, would love for you to visit and follow me too :) Tanya

Becca @ The Sassy Penguin said...

This is so creative! It looks wonderful now. :)

MomHomeGuide said...

Love it -- I plan to make one for my patio!

Carli said...

Very Nice!!!!!

SilasNest said...

so cute!!

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Your trash can-turned planter looks great! I love way you added the street address to it. Hmmmmm, I'm feeling an e-Cutter project coming on! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

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