Sunday, August 10, 2008

SILENT SUNDAY........TIN CAN WALL GARDEN




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25 comments:

Carla said...

Thats pretty! I love the blue!

cindee said...

I love the blue cans too. The flowers look pretty in them also(-:

Laurie Fischer said...

What a different approach...I like the blue against the brick and white flowers in the blue....good contrasts.

tina said...

Love the blue color of the cans. How are they mounted on the wall?

Susie said...

Are those just regular tin cans that have been painted? If so, what another great way to recycle. Really cute!

DP Nguyen said...

Those are pretty, and I love the blue cans!

Eve said...

Tina,,she shows how she hung them here. It looks like just screws to me with a wire hanger.


more pics

tina said...

Thanks!

Eve said...

HOW TO:
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The cans are attached to the wall with wire.

First, punch two small holes near the top of the can with a nail or screw. Use a piece of wood to support the edge of the can, position a nail on the metal, and hit with a hammer. The metal of the can is pretty soft. Punch TWO holes to help the can hang straight vertically.

While you're at it with the nail and hammer, turn the can upside down and punch some holes into the bottom if you have not done so yet.

Next, use a regular drill bit to make holes in the wall. (Brick is pretty soft, the mortar even softer.)

Hammer in a drywal plug and screw in a screw with about a 1/2 inch sticking out. (The holes can be easily filled with colourmatching silicon putty when the cans are removed.)

Cut a piece of wire, bend into a squared off loop shape, and thread from the outside to the inside of the can.

Wrap the wire around the screwhead in the wall just once or twice, and position the wire ends behind the can. Straighten the can to hang vertically and screw the rest of the screw length into the wall to tighten on the wires.

Skeeter said...

How Creative!

Brenda Kula said...

That is really a good idea! And just using cans! That would match many things in my garden, with that sweet shade of blue.
Brenda

lola said...

What an ingenious idea. Recycled cans. Would look good in my garden. I have selves mounted on wall of shed. They are as high as I can reach & staggered so I have plenty of room for plants.
I guess coffee cans would work just as well.

Dawn said...

I agree, very neat, such a handy way to keep those plants, herb and flowers.

Julie said...

These are beautiful...love the blue against the brick!!!

Perennial Gardener said...

I love your tin can garden. That blue really makes a statement on that brick wall.

Becky said...

Now that is the cutest idea! Geez, I love blogging, so many ideas, so little time! HA!!

Rae said...

What a fabulous "green" project!! I just might start collecting my tin cans instead of chucking them into the recycling bin!

Margo said...
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Margo said...

The blue cans are beautiful. I love this idea. I have just one question: how do you protect the cans from rusting in the rain? Is the paint enough to protect them from the elements?

Anita said...

I am in love with this. we are going to do this with our herbs.

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