How to Turn Your Favorite Coloring Page Into a Beautiful Planter

Create your own customized succulent planter with just an aluminum can, a coloring page, and some hot glue!

Do-it-yourself miniature planters are a great way to add personality to your home or office, whether they’re lining a window sill or adding a pop of color to your otherwise boring desk. This simple step-by-step transforms an old aluminum can into a super cute customized planter. Ready to get started?

What you need:

  • Completed coloring page
  • Ruler
  • Scissors (or X-Acto Knife and cutting mat)
  • Pen
  • Hot glue gun
  • Aluminum can of any size (label removed, washed, and dried)
  • Planting materials (soil, succulents, water, etc.)


What to do:

1. Start by trimming the coloring page to size. Use your aluminum can to measure where to cut.

2. Use a ruler to draw your cutting line across the page and trim along it carefully with scissors or an X-Acto knife.

3. Next, wrap your coloring page around the can. Start by securing the first edge with a line of hot glue.

4. Wrap the paper around the can and secure the end with another line of hot glue, pressing with your fingers to secure. Let dry.

5. Once your hot glue is cool, fill the can with potting soil and add your succulent. Top with a bit of dried Spanish moss if desired.


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