DIY Hanging Cookie Tin Planters

Houseplants have never been more in style. Create a living wall art display with this simple planter project made from upcycled cookie tins.

December 26, 2019

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Materials + Tools

  • cookie tins
  • balsa wood
  • felt
  • twine
  • houseplants or faux plants
  • super glue
  • fabric scissors
  • hot glue gun + sticks
  • craft knife

Cut Out Wood

Begin by tracing the lid of the cookie tin on a thin piece of balsa wood (Image 1). You'll want the wood to cover half of the cookie tin's opening. Next, cut out the shape using a craft knife (Image 2). Check the size against the tin and adjust as needed. Optionally, use a small piece of sandpaper to help smooth any rough edges.

Assemble the Planter

Glue Wood

DIY Hanging Cookie Tin Planters: Assemble the Planter

Along the cut edge of the balsa wood add a small even amount of super glue and place inside the lip of the tin. Hold until dry. If needed, add extra glue along the inside lip of the tin.

Photo by: Liz Gray

Liz Gray

Along the cut edge of the balsa wood add a small even amount of super glue and place inside the lip of the tin. Hold until dry. If needed, add extra glue along the inside lip of the tin.

Create Hanger

Create Hanger

DIY Hanging Cookie Tin Planters: Create Hanger

Cut a small piece of twine and two small squares of felt. On the back of the tin, generously hot glue the ends of the twine in place. Cover the ends with the felt squares and press down until dry.

Photo by: Liz Gray

Liz Gray

Cut a small piece of twine and two small squares of felt. On the back of the tin, generously hot glue the ends of the twine in place. Cover the ends with the felt squares and press down until dry.

Add Plants & Display

Next, add small potted plants inside the tin (Image 1). Remove the plants to water, allowing them to drain completely before putting them back in the cookie tin planter. If using faux plants, cut a cube of floral foam to fit inside, snip the stems at an angle then push them inside the foam (Image 2). Finally, display your new chic planters for all to see (Image 3).

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