Introduction

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Can't find the perfect planter? Make your own with an old paint can and some paint.

Step 1

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Prep and Paint Can

Remove any labels from the outside of the can and paint the entire can. Let dry. 

Step 2

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Mark Paint Stick

To create a plant marker from a paint stick, mark your paint stick in the center. Each stick can make two plant markers. 

Step 3

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Cut in Half

Use a hacksaw to cut the paint stick at the point you marked. 

Step 4

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Paint the Stick

Paint the paint stick piece and let dry.

Step 5

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Label the Plant Marker

Write the name of the plant on the painted stick using a permanent marker. 

Step 6

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Pot the Plants

Fill the bottom of the paint can with wine corks or small rocks for drainage. 

Step 7

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Finished Garden Planter

Place your plant into the can. Let the upcycling seed take root and enjoy your new paint-can planters.