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Make a planter using
a coffee can decorated with bark, string, stones, pieces of tile, or
other items. The planter can be transformed into a wishing well
planter by adding dowels and pieces of plywood.
Wash and dry a large
or small coffee can. Cover the can with plaster or paris or glue
depending on your decorations.
For string or bark,
apply a liberal amount of glue to the can, press on bark pieces or
wrap string around the can.
For stones or bits
of broken tile, apply plaster of paris to the can and press in.
Wishing Well Supports:
Purchase two round pieces or dowel or choose two sturdy branches
and cut to size. You may cover with glue and wrap twine around
each piece if you wish. Glue to the inside of the planter.
Wishing Well Roof:
Cut two pieces of thin plywood; the size will depend on the size
of the coffee can. Glue together; cover with glue and press bark
into the glue. Glue the roof to the supports.
Apply a coat of
clear shellac over the entire planter to preserve it. Line with
plastic or foil, add a few stones for drainage and plant.
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