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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

Here’s how

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.

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