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I love succulents as much as the next girl, but I also love almonds…a lot. So what do these two things have to do with one another? Well, I had all these almond cans laying around and a bunch of succulents waiting to be planted in the backyard….so I came up with this little project, with the help of some extra hemming tape I had lying around. All in all, the project didn’t cost me a thing because I had all the materials already. BUT if you need to go out and purchase materials, the cost is still quite low, at under $5 a pop.

Materials: Empty Can(s), Succulents (or another plant of your choice), Potting Soil, Hemming Tape, and Craft Glue

How To: 1. Remove all labels and sticky goo from can(s). 2. Secure end of hemming tape to the top of the can with a bead of craft glue. Then begin wrapping the hemming tape around and around the can. 3. Once the can is fully covered, cut hemming tape and secure end again with bead of glue. 4. Next, add small amount of potting soil to bottom of can. 5. Gently break up the roots from your potted succulent and plant into can. 6. Add more potting soil and enjoy!

Or you could skip the hemming tape all together and keep them plain…

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YES i love succulents in re-used cans and tins! I potted some over the weekend too. (Photo here: http://lieslpfeffer.blogspot.com/2010/04/easter-weekend.html )

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Liesl commented on April 6th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

Awesome. Love how you left the labels on the cans Liesl. Thanks for sharing!
-Brittni

papernstitch commented on April 6th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

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Green Your Space! | The Ridge at Chestnut commented on April 28th, 2010 at 11:24 am

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Grow Up | The Villas commented on April 29th, 2010 at 9:52 am

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Grow Your Green Thumb | College Station Apartments commented on April 30th, 2010 at 10:10 am

This is super cute! What a great idea! what is the size of the can?

Kelly commented on March 18th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Thanks! I used 6 oz almond cans Kelly. Good luck!

papernstitch commented on March 18th, 2013 at 8:57 pm

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