Herbs bring life and flavor to the kitchen. Plant some in upcycled tins for a gift, or your own home.
- Empty tins
- Cotton rounds
- Rust-Oleum Flat White Primer
- Rust-Oleum Speciality Metallic spray paint – Copper
- Thick nail
- Dot stickers
- Painter’s tape
- Herbs and soil
Clean the tin using benzine and a cotton round to ensure there is no grease or dirt on the surface.
Spray the tin with Rust-Oleum Flat White Primer and allow to dry.
For a spotty pattern, stick dot stickers randomly over the primer. Press the stickers into the tin’s corrugations.
For a striped effect, wrap painter’s tape round the tin in single lines.
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.
Turn the can upside down and make a few drainage holes in the bottom by hammering a steel nail into the tin.
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.
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