Turn Old Tea Tins Into Space-Saving Planters

Turn Old Tea Tins Into Space-Saving Planters

If you’d like a little green companion next to your desk while you work but don’t have room for a massive pot, try turning an old tea tin into a planter instead. They don’t take up much space, and if you start with a seedling or a small succulent, they’ll never grow large enough to repot them.

Tea tins aren’t too difficult to come by these days, but they are getting rarer. If you buy premium tea, or even know someone who does, they’re probably drowning in tea tins they don’t know what to do with. Before they land in the recycling bin, fill them with some soil, and pot a small succulent or a few of your favourite herbs inside.

You’ll probably have to punch some holes in the bottom and put a dish or a small saucer underneath to let water or extra moisture drain out, but that’s all. The end-result is a tiny, no-fuss mini-garden that saves space and earns you a small plant companion at your desk.

Green Style: Tea Tin Succulent Planters [Re-nest]


  • You could use a myriad of different containers for this. Why just mention Tea tins, hell, tea in tins would be more expensive anyway! Sure if you drink enough tea from tins this is a useful thing, but you could also use them for storing lots of thing in too. Sorry but this is a silly storey….

    • I agree. I think this must have been written by either a person or a robot getting paid by the line.

      “You’ll probably have to punch some holes in the bottom…” um, thanks for that pointer, probably.

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