I bought some really lovely drinks at the weekend.
They tasted really gorgeous: zesty and fizzy and VERY refreshing
(and I'm not even paid to say it!).
BUT I was sad when I thought that the best I could do with the cans was put them in the recycling bin.
They were too pretty.
So, after some thought (clunk, clink) I came up with using them as herb plant pots.
I got the herbs free too - BONUS!
Here's how I did it:
|You'll need: Pretty cans, scissors, craft knife, compass, wooden skewer, ribbon and permanant marker.|
|Make a T shape slit in the metal with your craft so that you can insert the scissors with ease.|
|Cut the top off your can. You could sand the edges if you're worried about sharpness.|
|Cut more carefully around any pretty features you want to retain.|
|Holding your can carefully (or wear protective gloves for safety), poke holes in the bottom for drainage with a compass.|
|Add your compost.|
|Put your seeds in and make your soil moist/wet.|
|Cut your skewer to the length you require.|
|Tie your ribbon onto the skewer.|
|Add your plant name to the ribbon with indelible ink.|
|Hoist your flag.|