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10-minute make

There’s something calming about being surrounded by green, and even if you’re limited to space, no home is complete without a couple of succulents. These gorgeous, upcycled planters take just ten minutes to make, and are a great way to repurpose old tin cans, whilst bringing a touch of glamour to your home. The best part is you don’t need much equipment at all, just grab your trusty hammer and your imagination. Try out different colours or get creative with embellishment – tie ribbons or lace around the centres for a rustic finish, or if you’ve been to the beach, shells and pretty stones can easily be stuck on. They also make good candle holders, pen pots, make-up brush holders, vases for foraged posies or even somewhere to stash cutlery.

Crushed tin can planters

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