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Lenore loves to repurpose old, forgotten items and make them useful again. Here, old spice containers become small planters.
Becky Harris added this to Multipurpose Wonders: Tin Cans
Type of can: Spice tinUse: Container for starting seeds Result: You'll check the dates on those ancient spices in your pantry and won't feel guilty dumping them out, because you'll have a nice new way to use them.By the way, if realizing that your herbs are older than your college-age child inspires you to clean out the pantry, here's some help for getting started.
Tins. Rather than pitching that old pepper tin, fill it with dirt and start some seeds growing on a sunny windowsill. Once the plants are a few inches high, you can transplant them to larger planters or to the ground outside.
Once the freezing nights hit, I am a potting machine. Everything from herbs to bulbs to cuttings and perennials gets potted and moved indoors. The problem is that I always run out of pots! Get creative with tins, cans and other recyclables for little green bursts of life indoors.
Marianne Lipanovich added this to Planning Time: Get Your Garden Started With Seeds
If you’re reusing containers to start seeds, scrub them thoroughly, then soak them in a 10 percent bleach solution for at least 10 to 30 minutes. Rinse and dry them thoroughly before using.
Why not? These tins are adorable planters, especially in a kitchen.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

addcharme_to_it added this to addcharme_to_it's ideas
last Saturday
Yep had some biscuit tins, didn't know what to do with them... In fact got still Prince George's tin!
thekarenursic added this to craft
August 2, 2014
great idea for gifts!
anitawill2 added this to Lake House
June 16, 2014
Ideas for tins.
stephlb627 added this to stephlb627's Ideas
May 18, 2014
Love the use on antique tins
jagnicholas added this to Garden Ideas
May 15, 2014
Great mind-jogger of hobby I enjoy
perthyll added this to perthyll's ideas
January 27, 2014
remember: plants aren't picky about where they grow until they get bigger!
courtneylmajor added this to courtneylmajor's Favorites
January 21, 2014
Great idea
binkerdc added this to binkerdc's Ideas
January 16, 2014
Cute garden idea
kskousen added this to decor
January 15, 2014
I have stuff like this. Great idea to plant herbs in them.
gardnin_gal added this to gardnin_gal's ideas
January 14, 2014
Very cute!
jabradley added this to kitchen
January 14, 2014
so cute
Sabrina Fusco added this to kitchen
January 13, 2014
plants in vintage spice containers
chrisdb69 added this to cmelkins's ideas
January 13, 2014
marvinone added this to Interesting Designs
January 13, 2014
Cute way to start plants or grow mini plants.
kw2013 added this to kw2013's ideas
January 12, 2014
idea for planting in tea tins
gogirl1213 added this to Garden
January 12, 2014
Vintage tins as planters
Jean Leavens added this to jean_leavens's ideas
January 12, 2014
kimconaway added this to Kitchen/Dining
January 12, 2014
Love this
stef64 added this to stef64's Ideas
January 12, 2014
ad777 added this to Bathroom Ideas
January 11, 2014
tyabele added this to Landscape Ideas
January 10, 2014
Use of the cans for seedlings
livbow added this to livbow's ideas
January 3, 2014
so cute for plants
melbel01 added this to Interesting
December 22, 2013
Like the old cans for growing herbs
lcarac added this to lcarac's Ideas
December 9, 2013
Old tin planters
myriam329 added this to myriam329's ideas
December 8, 2013
diy tin can projects
shellytrombley added this to shellytrombley's Ideas
December 3, 2013
Old tins.
gillianmarie added this to gillianmarie's Ideas
November 30, 2013
Have to do this
nlb1313 added this to nlb1313's Ideas
November 10, 2013
gemgem7 added this to gemgem7's Favorites
November 8, 2013
zigtina added this to danbury
November 2, 2013
Outside herb garden
Teri Boss Nichols added this to Display Art/Photos
October 8, 2013
Herb container
Alex Cartwright added this to alex_cartwright's ideas
October 4, 2013
kitchen planters
Leah added this to patio
September 8, 2013
Seed starts in unusual containers. Glass shelf to protect window sill.
momallen5 added this to momallen5's ideas
September 1, 2013
cute idea with tin cans
dfgonzalez78 added this to dfgonzalez78's Ideas
August 11, 2013
Diana Weldon added this to diana_weldon's Ideas
August 2, 2013
Herb pots
Tanya Burrington added this to tanya_burrington's Ideas
July 28, 2013
love planting ideas
erinmweber74 added this to erinmweber74's Ideas
July 8, 2013
Love it !
Jill Placko Perlstein added this to Kitchen
July 8, 2013
sonja143 added this to sonja143's Ideas
July 5, 2013
mary2schleicher added this to mary2schleicher's ideas
June 8, 2013
herb containers
Francisco Martinez added this to Kitchen Ideas
June 3, 2013
plantas para cocina
Joyce Leonard added this to joyce_leonard's ideas
June 3, 2013
brontevictoria added this to brontevictoria's Ideas
June 2, 2013
Window seal
webuser_98883 added this to webuser_98883's Ideas
May 26, 2013
searsm1 added this to Art
May 26, 2013
reuse cans
Vonny Pawitra added this to vonny_pawitra's Ideas
May 26, 2013
4junkgirls added this to 4junkgirls's ideas
May 22, 2013
great idea
chambers1589 added this to deck
May 21, 2013
tins as planters
Jennifer Lutz added this to herb gardens
May 17, 2013
tins. quaint!
robin_barrows added this to robin_barrows's ideas
May 16, 2013
The use of metal tins used in a creative way.
txmssippi added this to txmssippi's ideas
May 15, 2013
Old cans.
joannf7 added this to Kitchen Ideas
May 7, 2013
Window sill
Arleen Willis added this to arleen_willis's ideas
May 1, 2013
why not????
keallegri added this to keallegri's ideas
May 1, 2013
cute idea
rjwata added this to Robert's Ideas
April 28, 2013
Glass to protect wood from plants.
194374 added this to Exterior Ideas
April 27, 2013
elsahel plant idea
maggielc added this to maggielc's Ideas
April 26, 2013
Old spice cans become planters
Grooms added this to smgrooms's Ideas
April 22, 2013
Again repurpose
apartmentjeanie added this to display
April 21, 2013
Cheap - super cute w/ baking sheet mag board.
lizraymond added this to lizraymond's ideas
April 12, 2013
Tins for planters
housesnoop added this to housesnoop's ideas
April 10, 2013
Gigi Williams added this to Secret garden
April 7, 2013
Plantie boxes
Jewel Wilson added this to Jewel's Kitchen ideas
April 5, 2013
marcyfurlong added this to marcyfurlong's Ideas
April 5, 2013
1tesse added this to Kitchen Ideas
April 5, 2013
herb starters
Lynn M. added this to Cottage Decor
April 5, 2013
Why not? These tins are adorable planters, especially in a kitchen.
daniellamp3 added this to daniellamp3's Favorites
April 4, 2013
brendacooper13 added this to brendacooper13's Favorites
April 4, 2013
recycled metal containers as planters
ginjen added this to ginjen's ideas
April 4, 2013
mamas old cans
nheseltine added this to nheseltine's Ideas
April 4, 2013
Great for small cactus.
kathyshelt added this to kathyshelt's ideas
April 4, 2013
Repurpose ideas
Louise Bachand added this to louise_bachand's ideas
April 4, 2013
blazeofglory added this to new home ideas
April 3, 2013
tins as planters
alabamaladybug added this to alabamaladybug's ideas
April 3, 2013
cute on kitchen shelf
Rew Van Wyck added this to webuser_71290's ideas
April 3, 2013
the kitchen as a narative
gocdgo added this to decorating
April 3, 2013
use old coffee tin
letitiacundiff added this to letitiacundiff's ideas
April 3, 2013
neat idea for fresh herbs!!
schmade added this to schmade's Favorites
April 2, 2013
cool planters
sailorbear37 added this to sailorbear37's ideas
April 2, 2013
kaywalsh added this to Garden
April 2, 2013
for plants
midurak added this to Kitchen
April 1, 2013
Tins for pots
Annia Rodriguez added this to annia_rodriguez's ideas
April 1, 2013
Aleisha Butler added this to butlera10's kitchen ideas
April 1, 2013
planters for kitchen
printing added this to printing's ideas
April 1, 2013
Cute idea
ryderdawg added this to ryderdawg's Ideas
April 1, 2013
fun to do someday
grandmalulu added this to grandmalulu's ideas
April 1, 2013
Great for herbs!
srstuckey added this to srstuckey's ideas
April 1, 2013
Add glass to window sills
dietcherry added this to dietcherry's ideas
April 1, 2013
old tins
dovo4 added this to dovo4's Ideas
April 1, 2013
cute idea
maryeve added this to maryeve's ideas
April 1, 2013
vieux pot de poivre
matrix111 added this to Scrapbook
March 31, 2013
Old tins
mygirlnessie added this to mygirlnessie's ideas
March 31, 2013
old tins used as planters
jessdenny added this to jessdenny's ideas
March 31, 2013
Lorrie Olsen added this to lorrie_olsen's ideas
March 31, 2013
Antique re- use
abbattis added this to Home Ideas
March 31, 2013
Leslie Dawson Int Design The Cupcake Garden added this to Reclaimed or repurposed materials
March 31, 2013
Old tins - adorable planters
cjfscally added this to Furniture and Accessories
March 31, 2013
6ixknapps added this to 6ixknapps's ideas
March 31, 2013
tiggie added this to new house 3
March 31, 2013
used as planters
atelamck added this to Cool Garden Ideas
March 31, 2013
Great idea for an herb garden!
mgpastor added this to mgpastor's Ideas
March 31, 2013
herb garden
Cheryl Violet added this to cheryl_violet's ideas
March 31, 2013
Get the economy size ones for bigger impact.
ca4ol added this to ca4ol's ideas
March 31, 2013
Erika Kraatz added this to erika_kraatz's ideas
March 31, 2013
interesting planters
tgal315 added this to tgal315's ideas
March 31, 2013
Old containers for inside herbs
jefteugels added this to jefteugels's Ideas
March 31, 2013
bonngunk added this to trash 2 treasure
March 31, 2013
old tin planter spice box
mayerj added this to Mayer Kitchen
March 31, 2013
Spice tins as planters
sherryhouse added this to Kitchen
March 31, 2013
marshablinam added this to marshablinam's ideas
March 31, 2013
spice can planters
rogersparkcook added this to rogersparkcook's ideas
March 31, 2013
like the idea of using old spice tins as planters.
thinojosa added this to thinojosa's Ideas
March 31, 2013
Cute! Original! Herbs for kitchen window garden!
eroshajoami added this to eroshajoami's ideas
March 31, 2013
Old tins used as planters
rahnmccrady added this to rahnmccrady's ideas
March 31, 2013
use the tobacco tins like this in the kitchen
lallcorn added this to lallcorn's ideas
March 31, 2013
why not why not?
jodidehn added this to jodidehn's ideas
March 31, 2013
jeff's old cans
ratnabavadekar added this to ratnabavadekar's ideas
March 31, 2013
old boxes for planters
rth_w added this to DIY Repurpose
March 30, 2013
Tin planters
purpleelviscat650 added this to purpleelviscat650's ideas
March 30, 2013
Old tins for planters
erinmusgrave added this to kitchen ideas
March 30, 2013
old tins used as planters in the kitchen
kp2mom added this to kp2mom's Ideas
March 30, 2013
Cute idea
anjacarlson added this to anjacarlson's Ideas
March 29, 2013
Old seed tin kitchen planter
Tia-Rhian Kalmaru added this to Lovely
March 29, 2013
jakeellie added this to DIY
March 29, 2013
Flea market
babycake4azzi added this to babycake4azzi's Ideas
March 29, 2013
never thought of it
janiceweinberg added this to janiceweinberg's Ideas
March 23, 2013
Seed starting
pjgv added this to pjgv's ideas
March 9, 2013
Now I wish I had kept some tins.....what a cute idea!
shellrhude added this to shellrhude's ideas
March 2, 2013
cboyceart added this to cboyceart's Favorites
February 25, 2013
kimge added this to herb garden
February 24, 2013
Vintage tins on kitchen bench. What about those dollar store boxes?
eawolfe added this to Ideas
February 15, 2013
using the old spice containers for seedlings
puckdoc added this to puckdoc's ideas
January 30, 2013
trenajane122 added this to trenajane122's ideas
January 29, 2013
neat idea
rustytrout added this to kitchens
January 29, 2013
thewelchco added this to thewelchco's ideas
January 29, 2013
old spice
arloross added this to arloross's ideas
January 27, 2013
cscoleman0923 added this to cscoleman0923's Ideas
January 27, 2013
ditmashoney added this to idea interiors
January 26, 2013
VintAge tins and glass planters / jars for herbs
bgerz added this to bgerz's Ideas
January 19, 2013
My style
kodanzicla added this to kodanzicla's ideas
January 11, 2013
stare limenke kao vaze za zacine
antkikit added this to Kitchen and bar remodel
January 7, 2013
fun, vintage idea
magmillard added this to magmillard's ideas
January 7, 2013
quite idea
lynnewalter added this to lynnewalter's ideas
January 7, 2013
Gardner added this to blazetx's ideas
January 7, 2013
mandimerrill added this to mandimerrill's ideas
January 6, 2013
hardinml added this to hardinml's Favorites
January 6, 2013
Love the resuse of old containers!
debbie3232 added this to debbie3232's ideas
January 6, 2013
dianekbrewer added this to Apalach project
January 6, 2013
Planting seeds
marlene roy added this to chatelaine's ideas
January 6, 2013
À faire
daisysp added this to daisysp's ideas
January 6, 2013
great use for old cans
Stacie Bozeat added this to stacie_bozeat's ideas
January 6, 2013
Love this idea...recycling and growing your own goodness!
Ann Mutschler added this to gardening
January 6, 2013
adorable tins to start seeds in
amycordisco added this to amycordisco's ideas
January 4, 2013
Mom's tins.
slubub added this to slubub's ideas
January 3, 2013
thipwell added this to thipwell's ideas
January 3, 2013
Planters to start seedlings in winter
eperalta1012 added this to eperalta1012's Ideas
January 3, 2013
for my herbs
mbusta added this to mbusta's ideas
January 2, 2013
So cute
aptest added this to aptest's ideas
January 2, 2013
I love these cool things
blakelydoll added this to kitchen!
December 26, 2012
rbrittain2469 added this to rbrittain2469's Ideas
December 8, 2012
unclemilo added this to unclemilo's ideas
November 26, 2012
Neat idea
inasplace added this to inasplace's ideas
November 19, 2012
momovtwo added this to momovtwo's ideas
November 18, 2012
love this!!
paolita added this to paolita's Favorites
November 12, 2012
Adorei. Vou fazer na área.
etherealeagle added this to etherealeagle's ideas
November 11, 2012
love it
Lanie Brown, REALTOR®, Martha Turner Sotheby's added this to kitchen
October 24, 2012
cute idea!
rebeccarolle added this to loft ideas
October 22, 2012
spice tin
Heather Backhouse added this to heather_backhouse's Ideas
October 15, 2012
The cute tons used for seeds
lucas5621 added this to DIY
September 28, 2012
old cans/ plants
angelicakim added this to angelicakim's Ideas
September 25, 2012
natulka2000 added this to DIY
September 24, 2012
2020awilde added this to a&w interior design
September 22, 2012
Vintage containers.
fiafoo123 added this to fiafoo123's Ideas
September 14, 2012
New room?great
tmosko added this to tmosko's ideas
September 11, 2012
reecebryan added this to reecebryan's Favorites
September 10, 2012
vickipittman added this to vickipittman's ideas
September 10, 2012
susiemcharder added this to susiemcharder's Favorites
September 9, 2012
Spice tin as planter
Hicks Deco added this to hicksdeco's ideas
September 9, 2012
Rosalie Katzman_Wieldt added this to Classy65 new house ideas
September 9, 2012
cherilindsey added this to cherilindsey's ideas
September 9, 2012
Spice planter cans
kelbobel added this to kelbobel's ideas
September 9, 2012
Type of can: Spice tin Use: Container for starting seeds Result: You'll check the dates on those ancient spices in your pantry and won't feel guilty dumping them out, because you'll have a nice new way to use them.
lillie382 added this to lillie382's ideas
September 9, 2012
thanks for this idea,nice
Tracey Finley_King added this to tracey_finley_king's ideas
September 8, 2012
fun idea
kerent added this to garden
September 2, 2012
Love using unconventional containers
rows8 added this to rows8's Ideas
August 8, 2012
jayfal added this to jayfal's Favorites
July 28, 2012
Cynthia Vinick added this to cynthia_vinick's ideas
July 24, 2012
Too cute: Herbs growing in old spice tins.
Gloria Mills added this to Gardens, plants
July 21, 2012
Lenore loves to repurpose old, forgotten items and make them useful again. Here, old spice containers become small planters.
priscillajj added this to priscillajj's Ideas
July 14, 2012
Use our old cans
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