I must have been feeling ambitious last December because I made a fairly long list of resolutions for the new year. So far, keeping up with them hasn’t been too difficult. In fact it’s been pretty enjoyable (with the exception of running. I’ll never be a runner.) But, the most enjoyable has been finding ways to create less waste. We started a compost pile, we make an effort to purchase items with little or no packaging and we do lots and lots of crafts with recyclables. My daughter is a big fan of toilet paper roll binoculars, but my favorite recyclable craft is transforming trash into pretty plant containers. There’s something really beautiful and ironic about a plant growing out of what would have been just another piece of junk in a landfill. I like to think of it as my tiny contribution towards helping nature reclaim the planet.
Flip the cans over. Use a mini drill bit to carefully drill three or four evenly spaced holes in the bottom of the can. This will ensure that the container has adequate drainage to prevent overwatering and rust.
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