Create a feast for the eyes that’s kind to the waistline with a chocolate box-inspired planter. We used succulents and cacti, as they come in a variety of leaf forms, shapes and colours, and create a long-lasting display. But you can choose any plants you like, including colourful annual flowers.
Gather your supplies
Drill and bit Heart-shaped tins (3) Metal primer
Red and white spray paint Potting mix
Small succulents: sempervivum, sedum and echeveria
Red and white pebbles
STEP 1 Drill drainage holes in the base of the tins.
STEP 2 Use a cardboard box as a spray booth and apply a coat of metal primer and 2 coats of paint to each tin.
STEP 3 Add potting mix to tin bases, remove plants from pots and position, filling around with more mix.
STEP 4 Pat down the mix gently, then mulch with small pebbles, using white in the red tin and red in the white tin.