Mark Rayner transforms a humble tin can into a space-saving vertical plant pot in this simple, inexpensive and quick to-make project.
You will need: a 40mm jolt head galvanised nail, tin can, sandpaper, clean cloth, hammer, nail punch, paintbrush and a paint stirrer. Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer and a Resene testpot of Resene Pohutukawa.
Here's another idea: Hang a group of painted tin cans on a fence to create an instant vertical herb garden.
Use the hammer and nail punch to carefully punch a hole in the back of the tin can, as shown – ensure the hole is large enough to fit over the 40mm nail head.
Lightly sand the outside of the tin can as this will help to 'key' the surface. Wipe off any sanding residue with a clean cloth.
Apply one coat of Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer to the inside and outside of the tin can and allow two hours to dry.
Apply one coat of Resene Pohutukawa to the outside of the tin can and allow two hours to dry.
Apply a second coat of Resene Pohutukawa to the outside of the tin can and allow two hours to dry.
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