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Coffee Can Planter Upcycle

I’ve been looking for more upcycling DIYs lately and this one seemed pretty simple. My favourite part was brainstorming how to make it my own. I wanted to add my own touch by adding the nautical knots and the chalk board label.


  • 48 oz coffee can
  • spray paint
  • burlap
  • rope
  • chalkboard labels
  • glue gun

How to make it

Step 1: Clean off the coffee can and remove and labels or glue.

Step 2: Spray paint the can and a piece of burlap any colours of your choice.

Step 3: Once the spray paint has dried, make two holes near the top of the can using a hammer and nail.

Step 4: Take a piece of rope and tie it into a knot.

Step 5: Using more of the rope, glue it to the burlap in the centre. Attach the knot at the end.

Step 6: Glue the burlap around the middle of the can.

Step 7: Place a chalkboard label near the top.

Step 8: String some rope through the holes near the top, make knots at the end so they don't slip out. Now you have a handle!

Step 9: Add a plant and enjoy!


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