DIY recycled planter – don’t throw rusty loaf tins away!

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Wondering what to do with your rusty loaf tins? I hate throwing away old rusty baking tins when they reach the end of their baking life. But let’s face it no one wants rust on their cakes!!  This DIY recycled planter is inspired by the storage potential of the old rusty baking tins plus a love of reclaimed wood. It’s perfect for the kitchen making a great DIY herb planter:)

 

DIY Recycled Planter, DIY Herb planter

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DIY Recycled Planter

To make the DIY recycled planter you will need:-

Equipment needed:-

  • Sand paper
  • Drill
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Chalk Paint Pen

Prepare your baking tins. If they have any flaky rust sand this off. Thoroughly wash to ensure they are completely grease free, I suggest using sugar soap.

Spray the chalk paint over the outside of the baking tins. It is best to spray a light layer, allow this to dry and then spray with a second coat. The beauty of using Novasol Spray is the paint dry’s in fifteen minutes.

Prepare your piece of wood. Saw it to size. Sand to reduce the chance of splinters.

Apply a stain or wax to your wood. This will protect the wood and provide a longer lifespan for the tin shelf unit. Allow to dry. I used Ronseal woodstain satin teak –  the darker stain adds contrast to the white tins. Resand for a rustic look.

Mark on the back of your tins a straight line to use as a guideline. Drill two drill holes in the back of the tins along your pencil line. Use a drill piece suitable for wood and metal.

Measure the plank of wood and your tins. Place your tins in position ensuring they are at right angles to your plank of wood. Using a pencil mark through your drill holes into the wood. Predrill a small hole in the wood at the marked places. Screw the tins into place.

Drill two holes an inch down from the top of your plank of wood. Mark on the wall. Using a masonry drill piece drill two holes for your screws. Add raw plugs into the predrilled holes. Screw the plank of wood to the wall.

Label the tins with chalk paint stickers. Mark the tins with the contents of your shelves with a chalk paint pen, finally fill your tins and admire your handy work!

You DIY recycled planter can store anything you, not just plants!! How about as laundry/cleaning materials or packing supplies such as parcel tapes, string, scissors. I have to admit my herbs were rather quickly replaced by cacti!

This project is linked upwith DIYideacenter a website I have just discovered – its full of great ideas for your home. Why not visit and be inspired?

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7 Comments

  1. March 29, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    Your timing with this post is perfect! I have a relatively new (couple of years old) loaf tin which has just started sticking EVERY time I use it and I was wondering what on earth to do with it,I am SO spraying it!

  2. March 31, 2017 / 10:02 am

    Ooo, that’s clever. I was going to say I still use my tins even if they are a bit worse for wear, but then I saw just how rust these ones you had were! This is a lovely idea to give them a new life.
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  3. March 31, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    How funny that we should both look at herb holders this month! I love yours, much better to get it up on the wall than sitting on the window ledge as mine does. You have a knack of repurposing things and making them look so attractive. Another great upcycle.

    Thank you for sharing on #Trash2Treasure

  4. April 6, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    I love this idea! It’s exciting making use of items that you would usually just throw. Thanks for linking up to #BloggersHomes xx

  5. April 6, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    What a clever idea! I love that the paint dries in 15 minutes, it’s always great to be able to get on with a task without having to wait several hours between coats of paint. You end result is very effective and very thrifty! #bloggershomes

  6. April 7, 2017 / 9:16 am

    I like your idea. I love to try different things and recycle unused items but didn’t know I can reuse the old baking tins. Thank you.

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