Paint Dipped Plant Tins. Free with a Can of Soup!

These paint dipped soup cans were originally shared over at Inspiration Cafe.  In case you missed it, I’m showing them off one more time because I’m guilty as charged… I like making soup and tin can projects…as in most recently with soup can centerpiece for the holidays and last spring with a tin can pin cushion caddy.   I figure, if they’re good enough for canned tuna and  chopped tomatoes, then they’re good enough for simple storage projects.  And that’s just good enough for me!

Paint Dipped Soup Cans with splatter paint texture-StowandTellU.comThese soup tins were designed to store our garden herbs inside for the winter.  If you’ve seen any other paint dipped projects around the web, then you know where I’m going with this one.

Paint Dipped Soup Cans with splatter paint texture-StowandTellU

They were easy enough to make by combining some smaller soup cans into some larger soup cans.  I ended up using a coffee can, as well, because I had a few plants that were too large for the soup cans.

Soup can herb pots-poke or drill holes in the bottom of the smaller cans

I drilled some holes in the bottom of the smaller cans. I could have poked the holes with a small awl, as well, but I drilled these.  I filled the smaller cans with my herbs.  I also filled a plastic planters pot with herbs for use in the coffee can.

Soup can herb pots-tape cans of and paintI wrapped some painters tape around the center of the larger cans. I fully wrapped the center of the coffee can, too, after I took this picture.

I applied some craft paint to the top and bottom sections. I also mixed in a little water and baking soda, which I think help to make the paint stick to the metal of the can.

I let the paint dry. It looked pretty cool, but I thought it need a little something else. So, I decided to give it a speckled paint splatter texture on top.

I removed the tape before the paint dried, and BOOM!! I like it.  Then I gave the painted parts a coat of paint wax, for good measure.

Paint Dipped Soup Cans with splatter paint

Paint Dipped Soup Cans with splatter paint texture-StowandTellU

Paint Dipped Soup Cans with splatter paint texture-StowandTellU

Paint dipped and speckled soup cans…and a coffee can, too.

Fill with herbs from your garden, or just about anything!!
This was definitely and easy-does-it addition to my kitchen update.

Click here to see yet another way to get that speckled egg look.

Thank you so much for stopping by ~ Amy!!

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8 Responses to Paint Dipped Plant Tins. Free with a Can of Soup!

  1. Debra @ MsMoozys Open House January 16, 2014 at 7:27 am #

    Love this idea, I will have to try it myself. Thanks so much for sharing, have a great day. 🙂

  2. Mel January 16, 2014 at 5:37 pm #

    Loved them there, love them here 🙂

  3. Danni@SiloHillFarm January 17, 2014 at 3:49 am #

    These were so awesome! Still are!

  4. Bliss January 17, 2014 at 8:38 am #

    I really should make at least one of these, for cilantro. That’s the one thing I have to buy all the time.

  5. Feral Turtle January 18, 2014 at 10:19 am #

    It really is a wonderful idea!!!! I wish I had your green thumb. My herbs I brought in for the winter are pretty much dead 🙁

  6. heather f January 20, 2014 at 10:38 am #

    This is still such a great idea! I have been itching to get some herbs planted…call it mid-winter, I got my seed catalog blues. Better make me some of these to plant them in.


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