It’s a piece of cake Repurpose bakeware into outdoor display planters that will wow
Turn baking tins into designerlook planters in a few easy steps. Go monochrome or bold with the colour, or a mix of both.
Gather your supplies
Round metal cake tin 12mm marine plywood Exterior spray paint and primer in one Plants (we used succulents)
You’ll also need
Pencil; straightedge; drill and bit; jigsaw; 120-grit sandpaper; screws; construction adhesive; drop sheet; potting mix; wall-hanging hooks
FOR YOU TO NOTE
• Aluminium tins are ideal for this project, as they are easy to drill and lightweight for hanging. To finish the planter, spray paint is the easiest option. Look for a two-in-one primer and paint that bonds to both metal and timber. Otherwise you will have to apply a metal primer to the tin and an exterior acrylic to both the metal and plywood.
STEP 1 Position cake tin upside down on plywood and trace around it using a pencil. Draw the tin back to allow for the width of the rim and trace a second circle.
STEP 2 Use a straightedge to draw a line across the inner circle. Find the midpoint to mark the diameter for a semicircle, or mark a smaller section to cover only one-third of the tin.
STEP 3 Make a starter hole with a drill, then cut out the marked inner section of ply using a jigsaw. Sand cut edges.
STEP 4 Position plywood in the tin and hold in place to mark a series of points on the tin rim.
STEP 5 Use marked points to drill pilot holes in side of tin just under rim. Drill through tin side to secure plywood with screws.
STEP 6 Run a bead of construction adhesive between plywood and tin. Smooth off with a damp finger.
STEP 7 Spray all metal and plywood surfaces of planter with 2 coats of paint, allowing it to dry in between coats.
STEP 8 Drill drainage holes in base of the planter. Attach a hanger to back of planter. Add potting mix, position plants, backfill around them with more mix and firm down gently by hand. Hang planter on a wall hook rated to take its weight. Water in with a weak seaweed solution.
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