Friday, November 9, 2012

Soup Can Planters


Early in September, Target started selling special edition Andy Warhol-themed tomato soup cans.  I grew up on tomato soup and grilled cheese, so I picked up a few cans for lunch.  After the soup was gone, the cans were too pretty to throw away.  So after some thought I decided to reuse the cans as planters.

After cleaning the cans, I hammered a few drainage holes at the bottom of each can.  Be careful not to get the labels too wet.  If you should, just allow them to completely dry before moving on.

Then I applied a thin coat of Mod Podge over the labels to seal and protect the surface.

I purchased a few succulents from Home Depot and replanted them in each can.

I love the bright pop of color!




Simple and inexpensive!  What will you create today?

44 comments:

Brooke said...

These are adorable AND chic! I love this so much!! Pinning!

Sing of Sing'ature Style said...

These are really cool.

Simply LKJ said...

What a great idea! Very retro.

Lady of the Woods said...

This is ridiculously cute! :D Those cans ARE pretty. I don't like cans much but this is adorable. Nice job! Today I'm working on 3 more projects all in the process of whitening my home...sprucing up a bland tray, lacing some candle holders and painting an Asian wooden Priestess :D

Karen said...

Those cans are so pretty. I love them as planters.

Emily @ EclecticEm said...

I'm kinda jealous. They look great!

Tamsyn said...

I love these!! I've got to find out if they're selling them over here :)

jessica {creative index} said...

so cute!!! i've gone to 4-5 different targets to find those and they are all sold out! :-(

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

YES! I have been trying to ever so carefully peel those labels off the cans and they rip EVERY SINGLE TIME! But these lil planters would look adorbs in my kitchen-thanks bunches for your inspiration and I am pinning it:)
If you have a sec, I would love for you to share at Get Schooled Saturday at Too Much Time On My Hands.
xxx
Kim
http://too-much-time.com/2012/11/get-schooled-saturday-47.html

Melissa @ LoveBugLiving said...

Too cute! I saw these cans and thought they were so cute. What a great way to reuse them.
Melissa
www.lovebugliving.com

Crystelle Boutique said...

I didn't grow up on tomato soup, but I did grow up on big helpings of art and art history! I LOVE the Target Andy Warhol soup cans! I picked up a bunch of them myself. Pop art is the best. So glad you found a super cute purpose for your empty cans... :)

hugs x
Crystelle
http://www.crystelleboutique.com

Dr. Reginia; The Social Mistress said...

I so remember tomato soup and grilled cheese on our trays at school. I didn't become a fan of tomato soup until later in life. I am going to call my mom to see if she can score a few of these cans for me. I would love to add them as art in my apartment here in Abu Dhabi.

As always, great post Brandi.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

I love your adorable soup cans turned planters. So Sweet!

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Hi Brandi, that was a great idea! I can see them sitting on my kitchen window. I'll have to head over to Target today and see if I can find some. Very creative, as always!
Debbie

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

So, so cute! I didn't see these at Target! I'm kinda jealous, too!

Kristen said...

These are great! I meant to get my hands on some of these cans and never got around to it. You have me seriously regretting. Thanks for stopping by, now following :) Let me know how your family likes that recipe!

Erica said...

Hi! I saw you liked my birthday card over on Jessica's blog, Creative Index, and just wanted to drop by and say hello. Super excited you are a DIY girl too!! Love these soup cans! I'm so glad you saved them and used your craftiness to turn them into planters. They deserve to be seen.

Sally said...

This is a great idea! I always love plants, so any new ideas are always appreciated...especially when they are so cute!

Lizzy Do said...

What a cute idea! I just love the look of these cans...and now they're well preserved and so useful :)

Karen said...

So cute! Nice and bright for a pop of winter color! There is an Andy Warhol exhibit here right now and I hope to see it. Brings me back....xx

Krystal said...

i just came across your blog and love this idea so much!

Decor & Harmony said...

Brandi, you are always thinking! Great idea :)

Jenny said...

This is such a neat idea, Brandi! I didn't know Target was selling this limited edition cans! I would have gotten them just to look at the cans, I just love vintage cans and bottles! Your plants are really pretty, always love a touch of green for the house!

Jenny
www.jensoutfitjournal.com

Splendor said...

I won't be creating anything today dear but you always do such fantastic projects.

Stacey said...

Genius! I love this idea!! Thanks for your lovely note on Baby Ian's first birthday party too:-)

Tirabaralla said...

Those cans are so cute, great job on re-using them!

Orange it Lovely said...

oooh so metro! I love it!
~Tana

Dawn said...

Love them, I will have to see if our target still has them. Stopping by from SSS.

Tina@thriftingwithcake.blogspot.com said...

Love!!

Never saw these at target..I also cannot find nate berkua items there either! Why??

Cute idea..I'd steal/borrow but all I have are reg chix soup cans..

Michelle said...

Your Target sells food and soup cans? We really do miss out over here in Australia! These cans are awesome I love the rustic look of succulents in tins, great work :) Iv used empty tins Iv removed the labels on for pen holders and little vases before, though I like the look of the labels left on for these ones.

Kelle Dame said...

I am so wishing I bought some when I saw them! Dang. Maybe they will come out in some fashion again. They look great! Have a great week!
Kelle
xoxo

Decora Adora said...

These are adorable AND chic! I love this so much!! Pinning!I love your blog. You have a new follower from chile

pam {simple details} said...

You are beyond cool! :)

samaa said...

So cute! I love this idea :)

4 You With Love said...

These are ssssssoooooo cool!

Highland Monkey's said...

Who'd have thought a soup can could make such a brilliant planter.

Claudia said...

Just found you and boy am I glad I did. You are very creative, just wondering if you have an Etsy shop?

Stacey at Real Southern Living said...

Love the cans and those cute plants! Visiting from 320 Sycamore!

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

Oh my goodness those cans are the cutest! I would have never have thought to add the little plants. I am visiting from 320 Sycamore.

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Oh, very cute!! I'll b on the lookout for some cute cans to do something similar!

Tania

Kellee Moll said...

Great, beautiful, cheap job!!!

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

I remember seeing these and loving them~such a great idea Brandi!!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I've never seen those cans, but they make the cutest planters!

Charity said...

Love these planters and I'm so into succulents right now. I remembered seeing those cans at Target Boutique too. Great way to reuse them!