Small cactus display using recycled tuna Cans
March 3, 2013 by Crystal Rayne
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Save those large tuna cans and give them new life as a wall mounted plant display. Recently my friend Trina showed me a video of a street spray paint artist that was amazing. The basic idea is to take a base, could be a piece of plywood and spray different colors of thick layers of spray paint on it. Next you take pages from an old magazine and lay it on the paint and pull back off quickly. The outcome is very pretty, cool and interesting. I however, am not as artistic. I used 3 colors due to the fact that was all I had and didn’t expect anything great to happen. My results, surprised even me. This is a great way to bring the outdoors in. I might have to make a few more for little flowering plants and an indoor herb garden. Would be perfect for me, seeing how I have 370 feet of hallways. That could be a whole lot of plants!!!
I took a piece of plywood and thickly layered black, white and then red. But, not before I sat down an old plastic butter bowl from the recycling, to make myself a moon. Laid down pages of an old magazine and pulled them off to get a texture. Next I added a quick layer of brown texture paint at the bottom to anchor the piece and make it more like the ground of the desert. spray painted all the outside of my tuna cans and found a broken tree branch and hit that with black. Next Macgyver drilled a bolt from the back and secured the cans with a nut on the inside. I used floral wire to tie down the branch through 2 holes he had drilled for me. Last 2 small eyelet bolts were drilled into the back with hanging wire tied to them to mount the whole shabang on the wall. Now I only have to get myself 7 mini cactus to finish my display.