Simple project Number Two entailed refashioning empty tins of tuna for the beta version below. After pushing this to prod I immediately realized how to improve. After the pic for the step-by-step caption-driven DIY tutorial!
What to do with tinned fish containers apart from toss in the recycle bin? Why, use as a foundation for an urban garden, of course! To create this double-decker hanging planter I used the following:
- Two succulents with appropriate soil
- Two tins of cleaned tuna, sardines, etc…
- One coat hanger
- Spray paint
Paint the tins. I used masking tape on one, sprayed away on others….
…and tightly wound twine around others.
Here they are after painting.
…still drying. I’d suggest several coats of paint. Of course this depends if you remove a paper label or have to paint over the enamel label.
I used a nail to poke holes in the bottom of each tin. The coat hangers were about 6″ each, and I made an angle on the end of each to prevent the tin falling to the floor!
For the upper deck, I triple tied twine before slipping the other tin on. After the second tin is in place, you must use tweezers to fashion a hook, allowing the rig to hang (in my case, using inelegant twine and a hook from the top of the widow sill).
Here’s a former sardine tin at sill level, lookin’ pretty.
Some cactus-y thing staring down the ‘dine.
I think I’ll end up redoing this project, and it would be nice to use some prettier twine. Maybe I’ll use the industrial-sized tuna fish tins next time!