I am still in gardening mode with this weeks project. As you may already know I have recently constructed some garden edging from upcycled wire hangers and the lids of some tin cans. This project left me with some cans without lids which I had planned to use for the stand for my upcycled wok birdbath but as it turned out I only needed one can for this super simple project. So I still had a lot of cans left over.
So here is what I did with them.
In addition to all the empty cans.
I also had some pieces of my wok left over.
I don't even know what this piece with the spokes is for but it worked great for my project. I decided to use 8 cans since there were 8 spokes.
Materials and Tools
8 emtpy tin cans
1 steamer piece from old wok
Heavy guage wire
Spray Paint (optional)
Needle nose pliers
1 or 2 nails
Hot Glue Gun
Clean edge can opener (the kind that lets you put the lid back on the can)
2 tin can lids
Hook with threaded bolt
Step 1 - Punch drain holes in the bottoms of the cans.
Step 2 - Punch two more holes in the sides of each can. This step was a little trickier but you can do it by laying the can on its side and punching the hole from the inside out.
Step 3 - I have a lot of green trim outside so I decided to spray paint the cans to match.
Step 4 - Cut eight pieces of wire 12 inches long. Bend
Step 5 - Insert wire into the top holes of the can.
Step 6 - Use the needle nose pliers to curl the ends of the wires to secure into the can.
Step 7 - Bend and reshape the wire.
Step 8 - Cut eight more pieces of wire in graduating lengths and bend a hook on one end.
Step 8 - Attach wires to the spokes on the wheel.
Step 9 - Mark and cut notches in one soda can lid to match the spokes.
Step 10 - With hot glue attach the two can lids together with the wok piece sandwiched between the can lids.
Step 11 - Drill or punch a hole in the center of the tin can lids and insert hanger hook.
Step 12 - Pot plants in tin cans.