Every spring and summer I step into my yard and want to do a total makeover. However, with my budget, I usually end up just doing one small thing a season. My yard was feeling pretty drab and without much space to work with, I decided to take advantage of the vertical space that we DID have!
I’ve had this DIY idea in mind since last summer and I absolutely love how it tuned out, it really makes a difference in our yard!
Here is a before photo which is actually from last year before we built the planter box along this fence, yuck!
So the steps are super simple. Zander cooks a lot of pizza so we saved the cans that the tomatoes came in until we had enough. Remove the labels and then punch a few holes in the bottoms for drainage. You can also use little tin buckets.
Spray paint the outsides of the cans and let dry. I used a deep blue paint. Then spray at least the first inch of the insides, I went ahead and painted the full inside.
Once the paint is totally dry use screws to attach the cans to the fence.
We just eyeballed the positioning making sure to alternate heights.
Fill the cans about half way with soil, then plant your desired flowers or herbs.
Water the plants and you are good to go!
And this is how it looks a month later, look at how big our tomato plant got!
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