Here is a very easy way of making DIY tin can hanging planters. All you are going to need is tin cans, a ball of wool and paint. These tin can hanging planters are quite decorative and useful especially in spring and summer seasons.
Step 1: You are going to need a couple of empty and cleaned tin cans before you start making tin can hanging planters. In addition to this, a ball of wool and paint should be ready beforehand.
Step 2: First of all start with painting your cans. You are going to need to paint them twice so let the first coat dry before painting the second round. You can use any number of cans as you wish. I used three for this project. After painting all of cans in the same way, let them dry totally.
Step 3: The following step is some sort of macrame. Start with cutting six lengths of wool, get these pieces and tie them together for forming a tassel. Later, lay the pieces out as per above.
Step 4: You should be careful in this step. Grab two of the strands and tie them in a loop like an inch from the tassel. The same process should be repeated twice with the remaining strands to get the look of the image above.
Step 5: Keep doing it by taking one strand from one knot and another strand from the knot next to it and knot these about one inch from the previous knot by looking at the picture above. Again, do this twice.
Step 6: Repeat the same process three times more. Please note that the size of work that you get in the result matches with a regular sized bakes bean can. When you use bigger cans then you will need to add some more strands and leave a bigger space between knots.
Step 7: If you are in the right way then you should be able put the can away the hanger.
Step 8: It all depends on how long you wish the tin to hang, so ensure that all the strands are in the same length then it hangs straight and tie a knot. Cut off all of the remaining wool. Repeat the whole operation to all cans that you picked up.
Step 9: Here it’s better to decide on to make something to hang your planters on. I used a bamboo stick but you can use another item too. Make sure that your stick is fitting with the cans if not make it fit by cutting it. Then do not forget to paint it in the same color with the painted cans. After all, put your cans into the stick.
Step 10: The last step that you need to follow before your tin can hanging planters are finished is connecting a length of wool to each end of the stick and it’s done!
It is possible to have so much fun while producing something creative and practical. There is no harm in trying it, so you are going to like the feeling of creating something new for your house! Let me know if you try this out!