DIY Tin Can Hanging Planter

May 2, 2018

DIY Tin Can Hanging Planter

Here, I'm going to show you how to make a tin can hanging planter. This DIY tin can planter is really easy to make and it's a great way to recycle tin cans.

For this hanging planter you will need a tin can, spray paint, twine, scissors and fake flowers or plants. You can also use plants that don't need a bunch of water.

Here's the video of the DIY:

The first thing you want to do is that you want to take the paper off of the tin can.

If there is tape on the can you can either remove it or if you can't remove it, that side with the tape will be in the back.

After you get the paper off of the can you want to put water into the can and then you want to put the can in the freezer and let it freeze overnight.

When the water in the can is frozen you want to take it out of the freezer and and you want to lay it down on a towel.

Now you want to take a nail and you put it where you want to put the twine so the tin can can hang on a wall. Then you want to carefully hammer the nail into the tin can until you get a hole.

Before making your second hole make sure the twine fits through the hole.

When you're done getting the first hole, you can measure how far down the first hole is so you'll know where to put the second hole on the other side of the can.

Then you want to measure where the second hole will go on the other side of the can and then you can make another hole just like the first one.

When you're done making the holes you want to put the can under water and wait for the ice to melt or you can wait until the ice shrinks and you can pull the ice out of the can. Then you want to dry off the can before painting it.

Now you can spray paint the can any color that you want and when you're done painting the can you need to wait for it dry. I painted mine copper.

When the paint is dry, you can take a piece of twine and you want to run the twine though the outside of the can. Then you want to tie the twine in a knot inside of the can.

You also want to make sure the knot's big enough so it doesn't come out of the hole by pulling it from the outside of the can.

You want to do the same thing to the other side so you'll have a hook to hang the tin can on a wall. If you have trouble putting the twine through the holes you try cutting it and then you can put the twine through the hole.

The last thing you have to do is that you want to put fake flowers or plants into the tin can. You can also put plants that don't need a bunch of water into the tin can.

You can adjust the flowers until you like how it looks.

and that's how you make this tin can hanging planter! I think it came out looking really cute.

In the comments down below let me know what you think about this DIY.

DIY Tin Can Hanging Planter


  1. This would make a really cool back drop if you had five or six hanging. I think i might give this a try!

    1. Yes! It would look really cool as a backdrop. :)


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