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diy project: sabrina’s paint can planters

by Grace Bonney

today’s first diy project comes from art buyer sabrina bajaj in los angeles. sabrina is sharing a diy project that will turn leftover cans of paint into a quick and easy planter for your favorite succulents and household plants. our tiny utility closet is overflowing with half-empty cans of paint so i’m going to find a way to dispose of the leftover paint safely and then clean them out and try this project. thanks to sabrina for sharing!

CLICK HERE for the full project instructions after the jump!


-Paint can (any size)
-Water proof fabric such as oil cloth. You can also use decorative tape.
-Measuring tape


1. Clean and dry paint can thoroughly. If you’re using a new paint can, wash with soap and water and dry. If you’re using a used paint can, be sure to clean the can of any remaining paint, wash with soap and water and let dry. Then remove the label and any remaining glue or residue (Goo-B-Gone is great for that)


2. Puncture a hole at the bottom of the can using a nail and hammer. A small hole will be be sufficient. Just enough to let the plant breathe.


3. Measure the length and circumference of the can and cut out your fabric.
4. Apply adhesive to the fabric and carefully place it on the can.
5. Once it’s dry add soil and a succulent (or one of your favorite household plants)!



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