Want to learn how to make DIY Plant Pots from recycled materials? Wait until you see these cute recycled flower pots with Aluminum Flowers. This easy tutorial is the perfect flower pot craft for Mother’s Day and beyond.
When planning a Mother’s Day Luncheon, I wanted a cute way to add flowers to the table. I made these cute plant pots using recycled tin cans and aluminum cans for the flowers.
Next, I decided they would make a cute cutlery pocket to hold the napkin and silverware at each place setting.
Wait until you see how easy this project is.
Table of contents
- Why Recycle Tin Cans and Aluminum Cans?
- How To Make DIY Plant Pots From Recycled Materials
- How To Make Aluminum Flowers
- How To Assemble Recycled DIY Plant Pots
- Cutlery Pockets for Mother’s Day Table
- More Recycled Can Projects
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Why Recycle Tin Cans and Aluminum Cans?
Tin & Aluminum cans are a major source of waste, and recycling them can have a significant impact on the environment.
Recycling cans is a simple way to make a big difference for the environment. By recycling your cans, you can help to save energy, reduce pollution, conserve natural resources, and reduce landfill space.
Here are some tips for recycling tin cans for future home decor projects:
- Rinse out the cans before recycling them.
- Remove any labels or stickers from the cans.
- Store smaller cans inside larger cans until you need them.
- Put cans to good use until you need them. Use them to store paint brushes, pens, scissors and other household items.
With a little creativity, you can turn recycling cans into beautiful and functional pieces of home decor.
Handcrafted Society May Challenge
I’m excited to join the Handcrafted Society ladies for their May Flower Challenge. This talented group of crafters comes together each month for a fun DIY challenge, and I’m honored to be their guest this month.
You will see all their designs at the end of this tutorial.
If you are joining me from the talented and creative Michelle at Thistle Key Lane, I’m so glad you stopped by.
I love decorating my home with DIY projects, thrift store, and vintage decor. If you like budget-friendly decorating, I hope you subscribe to my blog so that you never miss one of my adventures.
How To Make DIY Plant Pots From Recycled Materials
First, start saving all your tin cans and aluminum cans. You will need more aluminum than tin in most cases.
There are several options for this project, and one would be to use tin cans with the bottoms attached for flower pots.
However, I wanted the plant pots to look like lady’s purses for my Mother’s Day Luncheon table. So therefore, I cut the bottoms off all my tin cans.
How To Recycle Cans
After you remove the bottom of your tin cans, you will want to smash one end. I used pliers to smash and a hammer to flatten and hold the bottom together.
Next, I used a large nail and hammer to drive a hole in both sides of the tin cans. This will allow the wire handle to be attached to hang the recycled DIY plant pots.
Finally, spray paint the cans with paint colors of your choice. I used white, coral, pink, and yellow.
How To Make Aluminum Flowers
To make aluminum flowers, remove the top and bottom of the aluminum cans. You can use a knife and regular scissors to do so.
Begin to cut flowers and leaves from the recycled cans by flattening the aluminum and using your punch.
How To Easily Paint Aluminum Flowers
Here’s the tricky part when it comes to painting aluminum flowers. The aluminum is so light that spray paint will blow them away.
Here’s what you’ll need to do.
Cover a table or box to protect it from the paint, then attach the painter’s tape across the table upside down. You can secure the tape at each end of the table with more tape.
Attach the aluminum flowers to the tape and group them by color.
Spray paint the flowers with your choice of colors and allow them to dry.
How To Assemble Recycled DIY Plant Pots
Begin by gathering all your painted tin cans and flowers.
I divided all the flowers by color to help me assemble the plant pots.
Use hot glue to attach the flowers to the tin cans.
Use finger protection to avoid burning your fingers with the hot glue.
Play around with different arrangements to make each flower pot unique.
You can repeat the application on the back side of each can if desired.
Add Wire To Hang
Now you are ready to add the galvanized wire to the pocket. Your usage will determine the length of wire needed.
Decorate with DIY Plant Pots
Each decorative pots are filled with fresh flowers to decorate our Mother’s Day Luncheon Table.
How To Add Fresh Flowers or Plants To Recycled DIY Plant Pots?
You may be asking about adding fresh flowers to the cute flower pockets.
First, I used flowers I plan to transplant into larger pots after the luncheon.
I wrapped the flowers and soil with wax paper to keep them moist and ensure no dripping onto the table.
If you use cut flowers, I recommend wrapping them in wet paper and wrapping the towel with wax paper.
Cutlery Pockets for Mother’s Day Table
In addition, as usual, this idea sparked another fun idea for the table.
In addition to the plant holders, I made DIY cutlery pockets to hold the silverware and napkins at each place on the Mother’s Day Table.
These were made with a wider-mouth tin can and only the front side was decorated with aluminum flowers.
In addition, you don’t need the hole punch for the wire hanger.
This budget-friendly recycling project enhanced the Creative Table Ideas for a Mother’s Day Luncheon.
More Recycled Can Projects
Recycling cans can be used for a variety of home decor projects. Here are a few ideas:
Handcrafted Society – Creative Flower Ideas
I can’t wait for you to see all the other creative flower ideas from the Handcrafted Society. Next, take a look at Missy at Sonata Home Design, she is so talented.
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