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Mini Succulent Planters

By: Melinda Caldwell for FaveCrafts

Upcycle old cans into these adorable Mini Succulent Planters. You can use them to decorate your home or give these out as budget-friendly wedding favors. Succulents are great starter plants and these small aluminum cans make for the perfect planter to hold your mini succulent. You can also decorate the tin to reflect your wedding or baby shower theme, or decorate them to match your house. So next time you find yourself with some empty tuna or soup cans, set them aside and turn them into these adorable mini planters.

Primary TechniqueGreen Crafting




  • 1-3 cans
  • 1 can spray paint
  • 1-3 sheets scrap book paper
  • 1 sheet vinyl
  • 1-3 succulents
  • Dirt for planting



  1. Peel label off of can, spray paint cans. Let dry.
  2. Cut strips of scrap book paper and glue together.
  3. Using a vinyl cutting machine, cut vinyl words and apply to can.
  4. Add dirt and succulents to can.

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This is a great idea, except for the fact that I need a vinyl cutter. I don't have one of those, and I'll probably not buy one in the foreseeable future. I would do the spray paint, then layer my scrapbook papers over it and probably use a Mod Podge to seal it. The only other way I could think of to put the lettering on there is maybe a paint marker of some sort. I do good freehand!

like this idea very much - succulents need special care and special planters, ordinary pots are too deep with too much soil this idea is perfect and all those empty cat food tins are finally going to be useful )

These are cute adorable planters...and it say's that their "easy" to make. But what if you don't have the vinyl cutting machine it calls for?

Hi there, if you don't have a vinyl cutting machine, you will simply need to cut out the words and phrases free-hand. You can also use a stencil. Thanks and happy crafting! - Julia from FaveCrafts


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