How to Turn Clear Paint Cans Into Colorful Terrariums
Use plastic paint pails and craft paint to make cute succulent containers.
Think outside the glass fishbowl and mason jar with these pints of paint planters.
- clear craft paint cans
- craft paint
- small plants
Remove the metal lids from the pails. Turn the pails over on a disposable surface. One color at a time squirt craft paint onto the rim. Add the next color while the first one is still wet and running. Continue until you have the desired look. Check out How to Make Drip Paint Pots for more tips.
Allow paint to dry completely. Make sure not to use so much paint that you can’t see inside the cans.
What kind of rock, sand and soil you add to your terrarium depends on the types of plants you will use and whether or not you intend to keep the lid on your planter.
Add small plants. You can also use DIY felt succulents.
Put your paint cans in a sunny place and enjoy!