Apartment Therapy’s Can Planters

Aloe Vera in Upcycled Can Planter

I've had this aloe vera since we moved in, and this is its third container--it's growing like a weed!

I was so glad when I saw this tutorial for How to Make Can Planters at Apartment Therapy recently, because I’ve been hoarding some big coffee and tomato cans with no clue as to what to do with them.  I have more than a few plants almost too big for their containers, nice planters are often too expensive for my  budget.

The gray and beige polka dots in the windowsill above came from a pack of Amy Butler scrapbook paper, while the craft paper below is something I try to keep around because it’s good for so many things.

Fern in Craft Paper Planter.

Craft Paper is one of the best things I can think of. This plant is currently in our living room, but I'm planning on putting it on my desk at school.

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3 responses to “Apartment Therapy’s Can Planters

  1. Sam

    What a pretty plant! What kind is it? And your vase looks good, too. I recently made a few of these d.i.y. cork vases: http://papernstitchblog.com/2010/04/28/uncanny-cork-vases-containers-tutorial/

  2. It’s just a regular old fern, Sam, but I think it’s very pretty too. I especially love how little light they need.

    Those cork vases are really cute! I need a pencil cup for my desk–maybe I’ll copy you and make one :)

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