Way back in the spring out of no where my thumb turned green. I so badly wanted gardens filled with vivacious plants, blooming flowers, and delicious vegetables. Unfortunately I currently live in the city and it all seemed like a no go. After some
Pinterest scrolling research I learned it wasn’t impossible and thus began Operation Urban Garden!
It started with a fantastically simple but brilliant DIY planter project. My kids and I had a blast with these and even ended up making extras to give away! Everyone fell in love and who wouldn’t?! They combined reusing with gardening and were DIY – everyone appreciates the effort of DIY projects!
A few months later I can proudly say these planters are still holding on strong. Our plants have flourished in their reused tin homes. See for yourself!
They also make for great gift ideas! Check out these itty bitty versions we made as Teacher Appreciation gifts and handed out to my daughters teachers at the end of the school year.
We made 6 of these out of tomato paste cans (luckily I don’t regularly put my recycling bin out and had 6 cans handy!). Within each can we planted herbs and then topped them with a sign handmade by my daughter herself. I still get choked up when I read them in her adorable printing!
Again, making these is so very simple (trust me – I’m no pro DIY’er, if it’s not basic I’m not doing it! If I can do this you can too!) Just check out my original post on our Project: Planters and follow the simple steps I copied from StuffStephDoes (she’s the pro!).
This project was so much fun and I know we will be creating more again! I’ve already been thinking about larger tins for fall mums.