Rusty Paint Can Planters - A Pinspiration Challenge!

A few weeks ago I invited my newsletter readers and Facebook followers to a Pinspiration challenge!

Anyone who wanted to play was supposed to go back through all their old Pinterest pins and pick one to recreate. The challenge is designed to get us up off the couch and get our creative juices flowing!

If you're anything like me then you spend an awful lot of time surfing Pinterest and pinning all those great ideas you find. You have boards dedicated to crafting project ideas, yard and garden ideas, decorating, furniture makeovers, the list goes on and on!

"Oh my god, that's so cute, I'm definitely making that!" you squeal with excitement as you pin it to the appropriate board for later...But does later ever come? I bet most of the time it doesn't. Pretty soon you forget about that wonderfully exciting thing you wanted to make or do.

So, I wanted to change that for myself AND my readers! So, I went back through my Outdoor Ideas board and chose something that I pinned a couple of years ago!

Rusty Paint Can Planters - A Pinspiration Challenge!

Rusty Paint Can Planters - A Pinspiration Challenge!
Here is the inspiration pin from Samplers and Santas:

Rusty Paint Can Planters - A Pinspiration Challenge!
Rusty Paint Can Garden by Samplers and Santas
I already had the little shepherd's hooks and I knew right where I could get some rusty paint cans!

I videoed my trip with my mom and dad to my favorite little dump waaaay out in the country, in the middle of nowhere, I hope you like it! I have to apologize for my video skills... I got distracted by what I was looking at and forgot to point the camera at it!! 😂


We did manage to find enough paint cans for my project! Once I got home I cleaned them out a little bit more (my dad had done a pretty good job already) and then chose the best 6 out of 8. In this instance, the "best" ones weren't completely rusted through on the bottom yet.

Rusty Paint Can Planters - A Pinspiration Challenge!

Then I added some rocks to the bottom for drainage and then garden soil and my plants!


Rusty Paint Can Planters - A Pinspiration Challenge!

I spaced them out evenly and lined my patio with them.

Rusty Paint Can Planters - A Pinspiration Challenge!

Rusty Paint Can Planters - A Pinspiration Challenge!

Rusty Paint Can Planters - A Pinspiration Challenge!


Rusty Paint Can Planters - A Pinspiration Challenge!

I can't wait to see what some others came up with for the challenge. Hop over to the Facebook thread to see!

Rusty Paint Can Planters - A Pinspiration Challenge!
I hope you guys enjoyed this post and video! I hope you'll hop over to the Facebook thread now and share your projects!