Herbs bring life and flavor to the kitchen. Plant some in upcycled tins for a gift, or your own home.

Materials you will need:

  • Empty tins
  • Benzine
  • Cotton rounds
  • Rust-Oleum Flat White Primer
  • Rust-Oleum Speciality Metallic spray paint – Copper
  • Hammer
  • Thick nail
  • Dot stickers
  • Painter’s tape
  • Herbs and soil

Step 1

Clean the tin using benzine and a cotton round to ensure there is no grease or dirt on the surface.

Step 2

Spray the tin with Rust-Oleum Flat White Primer and allow to dry.

Step 3

For a spotty pattern, stick dot stickers randomly over the primer. Press the stickers into the tin’s corrugations.

Step 4

For a striped effect, wrap painter’s tape round the tin in single lines.

Step 5

Give the copper spray paint a good shake and, holding it 20 centimetres away from the tin, spray in light, even layers, allowing the paint to dry between coats.

Step 6

Turn the can upside down and make a few drainage holes in the bottom by hammering a steel nail into the tin.

Step 7

Add potting soil and gently plant the herbs into the tins.

Top Tip: Rosemary, thyme and coriander work well and the thyme and rosemary can be planted into the garden when they outgrow their pots.