I haven't met a person yet who doesn't appreciate a handmade gift. Knowing that someone put their time and hands to a gift gives a warm fuzzy feeling that just can't be bought. Here's a simple and adorable DIY tutorial for this rusted can planter - so you can spread the warm fuzzies this holiday season.
I made this project from recycled cans and scrap stuff I had on hand (I did have to buy peroxide and floral moss). Even if you need to start from scratch and buy everythingto make this, you'd get all you need to whip up a few planters for under $10 (plus plants). That makes this project both budget and environmentally friendly! Double yay!
Soup can (I'll show you how to make it rusty)
Hydrogen Peroxide (I got mine in the First Aid section of the pharmacy.)
Little foam dots/pads. Cut your own, or buy some like these.
Black tape (I used hockey tape)
Jute Twine (Mine came from the dollar store. Your hardware store should also have it.)
A Plant with soil
Hot glue gun
When the can dries, respray with hydrogen peroxide to increase the rusting. Repeat until you like the amount of rust you've got.