I have been collecting plastic coffee cans for sometime now, and decided that they would make wonderful upcycled planters. I hope you like how they turned out.
I used a variety of different objects from pinecones, driftwood, river rock, decorative stones and moss. Here is how I made them:
You will need:
- utility scissors
- hot glue gun
- a hammer
- plastic coffee containers
- glue sticks
- river rocks
Almost all of these materials I bought them from a dollar store.
Cut the pinecones in half using the utility scissors.
Start with a piece of driftwood and with your glue gun, attach to cover the indentation handle on the plastic coffee container.
I attached the driftwood and pinecones with the glue gun on the plastic coffee container. Place them as close as possible, but don’t worry too much about seeing the container between the cones. You will be putting moss between the cones to hide the container.
Add some shells for a special look.
Also, I attached the moss with the glue gun.
This project took a few glue sticks to complete. But it was pretty inexpensive to make.
I went to a nearby park and collected the pinecones. I had driftwood that I had collected from the beach, and I had the coffee containers.
I only paid about $3.00 at the dollar store for glue, moss and glue sticks.
I also hammered in some studs into the driftwood for an added bling touch.
I recommend that you poke drainage holes in the bottom, or put rocks in for drainage.