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Rustic coffee tin planter

I thought, I pop in today, to show you my Rustic coffee tin planter. A super easy, but quite decorative little project. Then, I think about it, and all of my projects and crafts are super easy …. but this one probably on the most~easiest~ever side.

Rustic coffee tin planter/kreativk.net

Any way, I had this big coffee tin. Here in Europe, I’ve never seen these huge coffee tins. Mine is still from Canada, yep, everything is bigger in Canada! Well, I brought it empty, I always had craft stuff stored in it…cause it’s so big! Then, when I re~organized my desk, it re~surfaced from all that crazyness of a desk, but I didn’t need it any more for storage. 

I really thought, that I had taken a before pic of the tin, but I didn’t. So this one here is a similar one…but you get the idea, right?

Rustic Coffee Tin Planter 6

Then, the other day I was in a pre~spring mood, really bad, and I went off to get some green life for my living room… I bought succulents and aloe plants to decorate with. I just love aloe, because you can literally go and cut off a little bit and put it on your face, it’s so good! And when I looked at the aloe and then at the coffee tin, I knew, they were meant to be! 

I roughly painted the tin with white paint, then wrapped a little bit of twine around the middle, that was all. Then planted the aloe inside. 

Check these two out! 

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Rustic Coffee Tin Planter/kreativk.net


Rustic Coffee Tin Planter/kreativk.net


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Rustic Coffee Tin Planter/kreativk.net


Rustic Coffee Tin Planter/kreativk.net

I put the aloe with two other green plants in a crate that I used once as a Centerpiece but now I placed it on a chair and I love how fresh it looks! Aloe needs very little water, so there’s a great chance this one will survive!!! I hope so, cause I really like the way it looks!

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  • Anne @ Domesblissity
    24/02/2016 at 08:37

    Hi Katrin! Everything you touch seems to turn to gold. This looks so beautiful and something I would never dream of doing. I have so many baby formula tins saved for “just in case”. I’m going to get busy making planters out of them. Thanks so much for sharing at Thriving on Thursdays. It’s always a pleasure to see you. I’m featuring this one at tomorrow’s party.

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    • Katrin
      24/02/2016 at 10:06

      Anne, that’s so so sweet of you to say! Thank you so much, you made my day 🙂 Baby Formula Tins are great for this as well!!!

  • Tara @ Lehman lane
    23/02/2016 at 22:57

    Katrin, these coffee tins look fantastic! How simple and pretty they look:). Pinned:). I hope you are having a good week. Take care, Tara

    • Katrin
      24/02/2016 at 10:02

      Thanks so much Tara, I wouldn’t mind to have tons of coffee to get some more of these done, lol. Have a great week too!!! 🙂

  • Lindsey
    22/02/2016 at 20:58

    I need to get some succulents so bad! Spring is coming and I need to purify the musty air in my house! I love this can, so easy and cheap, and just perfect for smaller plants. Pinning, tweeting and stumbling. <3 Happy Monday!

    • Katrin
      23/02/2016 at 09:32

      Thanks so much Lindsey! I thought the same about the air in our house, and since I’m so bad with plants, this is going well so far! They are still going strong! Happy week to you 🙂

  • Nikki
    22/02/2016 at 15:28

    Katrin, what a great idea. We go through a large tin of coffee every other week. I never thought to save them for a planter. It would make me feel alot better to do something productive with it, I hate all the waste. I’m going to start saving them and perhaps get a jump on our Spring Garden. Thanks for planting the idea, lol, pun intended!

    • Katrin
      23/02/2016 at 09:30

      There are lots of fun tin projects and I never thought of actually doing something with them either until I didn’t know where to plant the aloe and saw the tin, lol! So, yeah, it was fun! Glad I planted the idea, lol! Have a great day Nikki! Hugs

  • Amberjane
    21/02/2016 at 20:32

    Love your coffee can planter – than kyou for sahring with Pin Worthy Wednesday

    • Katrin
      21/02/2016 at 21:42

      I’m happy you like the planter 🙂 Thanks for visiting!

  • Kelsie
    21/02/2016 at 17:37

    You always have such cute things in your posts! I haven’t thought of painting a metal can like that…and it looks so great! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Alder Collective! We are happy to have you!

    • Katrin
      21/02/2016 at 21:41

      That’s so nice of you to say Kelsie, I appreciate it 🙂 Thank you 🙂

  • Holly McCall {McCall Manor}
    21/02/2016 at 14:41

    I love these! Such a cute way to upcycle these cans into pretty pots! Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design!

    • Katrin
      21/02/2016 at 21:40

      Thank you Holly, the coffee tin looks quite nice with the green aloe, I almost threw it out! 🙂

  • Debrashoppeno5
    19/02/2016 at 15:35

    What a pretty way to reuse old cans and dress up the plants. Great idea.

    • Katrin
      19/02/2016 at 22:43

      Thanks so much! I love tins lately 😉 i’m happy you like these too!

  • Angela
    18/02/2016 at 21:25

    I am visiting from Your Inspired Design. I really like your planters. Now I want to find a coffee can so I can make one, too!

    • Katrin
      19/02/2016 at 10:25

      Thanks Angela! You gotta have lots of coffee quick to empty one 😉

  • Bridget
    18/02/2016 at 18:06

    Thanks for sharing your rustic planter at the Make and Mingle Linkup Party! You are one of our featured posts today : http://bubblesandboxwood.com/make-and-mingle-linkup-party-5/

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    • Katrin
      19/02/2016 at 10:23

      Thanks so much Bridget, that’s awesome! 🙂

  • Sadie Seasongoods
    17/02/2016 at 21:33

    Totally adorable! I just love the lush green against the rustic white paint- it REALLY pops! Thanks so much for linking up to Talk of the Town. 🙂

    • Katrin
      18/02/2016 at 08:46

      Thanks so much Sarah! I’m happy you like the planter, it was so simple & easy and yes, I like that combi of the two tones as well !!!

  • Linda at Mixed Kreations
    17/02/2016 at 17:02

    I love your tin planters they look great! So simple and clean. I have a box full of tin cans I save for creating. Your pictures are beautiful!

    • Katrin
      18/02/2016 at 08:44

      Uff, I’d love a box full of empty tins 😉 Have fun with them! Thanks Linda!

  • Laurie
    17/02/2016 at 07:09

    Katrin, The coffee tin makes a perfect planter, but dressing it up with the rustic finish and twine along with a simple plant makes it simply beautiful. Great project 🙂 Pinning and tweeting.

    • Katrin
      17/02/2016 at 13:42

      I’m so happy you like this Laurie, you’re so sweet! Thank for the compliment!

  • Pili
    16/02/2016 at 19:04

    Tins are so useful!! You can use them in multiple projects, and your planters look cool! I can only use them to grow succulents or fake flowers, you know why 😉

    • Katrin
      17/02/2016 at 13:36

      hahaha, yes, same here 🙂 Tins are cool, I love decorating with them! Thanks Pili! 🙂

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    16/02/2016 at 15:00

    This project turned out so cute, I love the wooden crate to show them off.

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    • Katrin
      16/02/2016 at 21:51

      Thanks so much Karren! I appreciate it 🙂

  • Seana Turner
    16/02/2016 at 14:56

    Great way to reuse the coffee container. I love the color contrast of the white with the bright, verdant green. Makes me think of spring! (visiting from #BragAboutIt)

    • Katrin
      16/02/2016 at 21:50

      Thanks so much Seana! I’m so happy you like this 🙂

  • Grace
    15/02/2016 at 20:02

    Very cute! I always see pots and buckets and things like that that I want to use as planters but I’m scared to because they’ve got no drainage. Did you drill holes or anything in yours? Have you found this to be an issue ever?

    • Katrin
      16/02/2016 at 13:27

      Hi Grace! You know what, I thought the same at first! And I guess with a plant that needs a lot of water this tin wouldn’t be ideal. But the aloe needs very very little water, so I don’t see a problem with the drainage right now….but I’m no gardener either 😉 so we’ll see I guess. this is just what I’m thinking…Thanks for visiting!

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    15/02/2016 at 14:10

    Great post; found you on the motivational weekly linkup on A Fresh Start. I love how fresh and simplistic the white DIY planters look.

    • Katrin
      16/02/2016 at 09:55

      Thanks so much Candace!!! It’s so simple and yes, fresh indeed!

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    Katrin, i love this coffee can planter!!! It looks so great with a little paint and twine!! All the plants look lovely in your crate!! I have tons of coffee cans lying around, I just may have to make a few into planters! Thanks for the idea!! Love it!!

    • Katrin
      13/02/2016 at 17:02

      Thanks Keri! I know, hey, coffee tins are actually pretty cool for planters, I have to go to Canada to bring home some more. Here they don’t sell coffee in tins… 🙁 Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Ilka
    12/02/2016 at 15:00

    These tin planters look great, Katrin! Great idea to recycle some tins! 🙂

    • Katrin
      13/02/2016 at 17:10

      Yes, I like how it looks too, Ilka, thanks so much! 🙂

  • Julie
    12/02/2016 at 13:15

    Aloe is a great hard to kill plant and that ones looks lovely and healthy!
    What a cute planter idea, the string adds a nice touch too.

    • Katrin
      12/02/2016 at 14:07

      Thanks so much Julie! I think I’ll manage to keep it happy 🙂

  • Mary-the boondocks blog
    12/02/2016 at 12:01

    The tin is beautiful, simple and rustic and perfect. I know exactly what you mean about not finding any here in Europe, everything is XL size in the US too! And putting them all together in the crate makes for a nice composition. I also love aloe because it really is a super plant! It is also perfect for me who cannot take care of plants, I have a brown thumb!

    • Katrin
      12/02/2016 at 14:09

      Thanks Mary! I used to have aloe in the backyard, but the bunnies loved it too! Lol! they ate it ALL! So, I’m really hoping to manage to keep it healthy in here! 🙂 happy weeeekend!!!