Bring a gift of spring

If you are attending any party or event this easter this is the perfect gift to bring to the hostess/host. Cia gave me this idea. She always saves her tin cans from the kitchen. “They are perfect for planting” she tells me. And even though they are pretty just the way they are, this time of year a bit of colour is always welcome. She spray painted these in bright colors, and once they had dried she planted some spring flowers in them.

Gosh I love Cia´s purple table.

Don´t forget to make draining holes in the bottom.

Note: This is a post from our April Buddy DeerDot. Thanks girls for letting us tag along. Photos by me, Jenny Brandt.
In the Dos Buddy-project I spend time with friends documenting fun ideas and projects from their life.


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April 13, 2011 at 07:04 AM


Jivin Sister Fannyreply
April 13, 2011 at 07:04 AM

Now that’s cute!

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April 13, 2011 at 10:04 AM

riktigt fint! :) :)

April 13, 2011 at 11:04 AM

that´s such a great idea! thanks for this. love your blog :)

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April 13, 2011 at 12:04 PM

Åh, vårkänslor, färgglädje och superduperfint! I vanlig ordning! :-)

April 13, 2011 at 09:04 PM

Such a nice color comibination!

April 21, 2011 at 03:04 PM

I love these flower pots – so cute. Really lovin’ the sweater as well. :)

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Sarah Janereply
May 03, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Beautiful! Sharing on my blog. And I really love the purple painted table! Adding that to my blog and also to my “decorating” file! Thanks!

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May 08, 2011 at 03:05 PM

Thank you for sharing this lovely project, I ´ll try myself this week!

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Just saw the lovely tin can photos on Pinterest. What a charming project! Thanks so much for sharing!

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July 25, 2011 at 04:07 PM

These are beautiful! I hope you don’t mind I shared one of your images on my blog post today about beautiful ways to use tin cans at a farm wedding (my blog is called I Love Farm Weddings and is all about rustic, creative, farm wedding inspiration). You can see the post here:

Thanks for sharing. I think I may even make some of these for my backyard!

August 05, 2011 at 09:08 PM

This is such a fabulous idea! They are so cute. I featured you today on my blog:

October 26, 2011 at 06:10 AM

Thank you for this idea! I am going to use it to plant small windowsill herb garden from rootings of my herbs that will soon die back and give away as gifts! Wonderful idea!!!

December 09, 2011 at 12:12 PM

This is a brilliant idea!
I’m going to spray the tins ready to plant to plants before I go to friends for meals. Love this. Thanks for sharing.

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Love this and will be featuring it in a craft section on my blog! Nice work!

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what type of paint ?

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February 28 at 09:02 AM

This is a very good idea.I also try this to make my garden colour full.Keep sharing such fabulous ideas.

February 28 at 09:02 AM

This is a very good idea.I also try this to make my garden colour full.Keep sharing such fabulous ideas.I really love this.

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