So that plant has been moved upstairs to my sunny studio and seems to be doing much better. The cacti have stayed downstairs but I'm worried about them. I had two that were not even in decent planters yet and I was getting really tired of looking at the beer and pop can they came in. Well, while I was organizing some things around the house I found these cute tea tins that I was saving for something because of how much I like the look of them. I wondered if I could turn them into planters. Here's what I did...
First I punched holes in the bottom of the tins to allow for water drainage.
Then I glued the lid to the bottom of the tin to allow the water to drain and not make a mess. I used a silicone glue that is appropriate for metal.
Even though it is a fast drying glue I let it dry over-night just to make sure it was on their securely.
Then I added some rocks to the bottom of the tin to aid in the drainage, the dirt, and the cacti. Ta-da!
They are sitting on a shelf in my bathroom where there is an abundance of sunshine, especially in the morning.
Now I just need to paint the ugly shelf and find another tin for the third cactus.