Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tin can planters

Upcycled tins at www.myparadissi.com
Upcycled tins at www.myparadissi.com
Upcycled tins at www.myparadissi.com
Upcycled tins at www.myparadissi.com

I wanted to show you theses photos quite a long time now (actually since this post) as I'm very proud of them. I've been collecting these KYKNOS tomato tin cans for many years as I completely dig their simple vintage graphic design and their bold red hue. I wanted to incorporate them into my home decor but, up until now, the only thing I used them at was storing paper clips and lighters at my desk (not very inspiring, I know). 
I bought a few small cacti the other day from the local market with the prospect of putting them inside my little cans. It was a hit! The size of the cacti was just perfect and I just placed them, with their own plastic pots, right inside the cans. Piece of cake! Now they are beautifying the top shelf of my living room bookcase and I just can't get enough of them.
An update (since these shots are almost a month old): My cacti are growing fast and they'll probably need to be transplanted inside the tin cans creating the proper drainage and soil. The bigger pink plant (I think it's called Hypoestes) is already transplanted in a bigger planter so it can grow even prettier.
What do you think of them? I'd love to know!

P.s. My outdoor plants.

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Images by Eleni Psyllaki for My Paradissi.


  1. Με έχεις ενθουσιάσει ...! Πανέμορφα τα ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΟΤΑΤΑ κασπώ σου και καλά κάνεις και είσαι very proud of them!

  2. Τι τέλεια!!! :)

  3. Καλά, έχω το ίδιο ακριβώς κόλλημα με τις κονσέρβες Κύκνος και είχα κάνει κι εγώ ένα post πολύ καιρό πριν http://afewprettythings.blogspot.gr/2008/07/my-favorite-kitchen-item.html?showComment=1361491164337
    Ταιριάζουν υπέροχα με τα κακτάκια!

  4. Οι κονσέρβες Κυκνος έχουν τέλειο design και το ωραιότερο κόκκινο! Η συλλογή σου είναι καταπληκτική, τί θα έλεγες να προσθέσεις στη συλλογή και τη μικρότερη κονσέρβα της οικογένειας;( πελτές :-) )

  5. πολυ πολυ ομορφα!
    tip. αν βρεθεις στο Ναυπλιο, πηγαινε στο Λαογραφικο Μουσειο στο πωλητηριο. Εχουν προς πωληση κονσερβες Κυκνος σε ολα τα μεγεθη.


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