Today I wanted to show you how to easily and quickly repurpose an old coffee can by turning it into a pot for a plant. I did this a few months ago one morning really early in the morning before work. I accidentally broke a plastic pot I had when I was watering my indoor plants. It caused the plant and all the soil to fall on the floor, making a huge mess.
I didn't have another pot but I needed to do something for this plant. I noticed that I had an empty coffee can that I had saved to try and recycle. It was the perfect size! I had to figure out how to turn it into a pretty pot so I searched my imagination for ideas and my house for materials.
First I removed the label around the coffee can.
I used a long nail and a hammer to poke holes all in the bottom for good drainage.
Being short on supplies I ended up using colored plastic wrap I had in my pantry to cover the outside and it actually looks pretty good.
I put paper towels around the edge to keep from getting dirt all over the outside.
Then I filled it in with the soil I gathered up off the floor and repotted my plant.
I set it on a plastic plate I already had to catch to water that drains out of it.
This was very simple and I only used items I had on hand, also doing my own repurposing. This is something you can do to repurpose an empty coffee can or just a cheap alternative to buying pots. What do you think? Leave your comments below!