DIY Spring Flower Tin Can Pot For Rose Moss

Social distancing by staying at home whole day for weeks can be boring and suffocated. Do a little gardening can be soothing and fun. Particularly when the work is done, your eyes will see only beauty which very relaxing. A little gardening can be only planting or arrange a little plant indoor or semi-outdoor. Like me, I made a DIY Spring Flower Tin Can Pot For Rose Moss to grow on my balcony. It’s an easy DIY of re-purposing tin can to plant a very easy but pretty flower; Sun Rose.

What is Ross Moss?

This tiny pretty flowers are commonly known as Ross Moss with its Latin name portulaca grandiflora. It also has other famous name; like ten o’clock, Mexican rose, moss rose, Vietnam Rose, sun rose, rock rose, and moss-rose purslane.  Ross mose is actually a succulent flowering plant in the family Portulacaceae; watch the leaves which have the same texture like succulent. It was originated from Argentina, southern Brazil, and Uruguay.


It’s very easy to grow that almost like a weed. Ross moss needs lots of sunshine and it only blooms in the morning and start to withered on the afternoon. It’s a low maintenance flower plant, so it’s a great flowery plants to grow along pathway or garden. It also comes in wide variation of colors and petal shapes. My moss rose that I used is a five magenta petals.

Okay, since you have introduced with Rose Moss or some of you are already very familiar with this sunny flower. Now, I can start to write about how I make the Spring flower pot from tin can.


Things To Prepared

Most of the supplies I used was came from scraps I have. So, you probably would not able to replicate my pot exactly the same. But don’t worry, you can always use your available scraps and craft supplies at home to decorate this tin can pot, just let your creativity takes control. Anyway, things I used for this tin can flower pot DIY are

  • Shallow tin can (I used tuna can)
  • White spray paint
  • Old painted button
  • Burlap
  • Colored burlap rope
  • White knitting fabric ( I got it from my scrap fabrics)
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Black marker
  • White gelly roll pen
  • Glue
  • Hot glue


How To Make 

It’s not a difficult Spring DIY with easy supplies. Take a look at the picture and follow the tutorial.

  1. Get the shallow tin can and clean it. Make some holes on the bottom can. Tuna can is perfect for this re-purposing project.
  2. Spray paint the tin can with white color. Let it dry.
  3. Take your burlap and cut it an half wide of the tuna can height. Glue the cut burlap around the painted tin can.
  4. Use a creme colored burlap rope and tie the tin can pot around three times. Secure the rope edges with glue in the middle front. It will be covered by the button ornament.
  5. Take a square white knitting fabric and glue it to cover the rope’s ending.
  6. The painted button was an old clear button that I have painted in pink, roughly. Use the button to finish the spring flower pot.
  7. For the Spring Sign, use some popsicle sticks to form a rectangle sign with a stick.
  8. Paint the sign with black marker and write the word Spring by using white gelly roll pen. Plug the Spring Sign on the Sun Rose tin can pot. And your DIY tin can pot is ready for the flower you desired and mine is Rose Moss.


Wouldn’t you just love to see the Rose Moss blooming in the morning? Especially when you grow them in front of your windows. Beautiful sight to enjoy in this middle of Covid-19 horror. Well, a little Spring craft will add more boredom killer for staying at home and your home would look springy with flowers on the pots. Therefor, save your tin cans and be creative with it!

For more of my future Easter and Spring posts, please follow me! And if you wanted to add my creations to your Pinterest boards, please follow me on Pinterest! Also find me on Instagram and Twitter!

Pinterest-iconImage result for instagram buttonRelated image


For creative fellow bloggers, don’t forget to join “You’re The Star” Blog Hop ! Link your inspiring posts every Monday and get a change to be featured! I’m one of the co-host of the blog hop for Creative Week and will choose the creative posts to be featured on Creative Features week. Please come and join the blog hop and I would love to see you there! Join and share the news!

See you!

Be bloom in creativity!



DIY Re-Purposing Cooker Pot into A Flower Pot

DIY Re-Purposing Cooker Pot into A Flower Pot

Some say a hoarder, to me is a keeper. I tend not to throw damaged or old stuff away that easily, especially when I can see the potential re-purposing right away, I will keep it until I got the time and mood to make something new and pretty out of it. Even when I haven’t got any picture of what to do with it, I will still keep it, especially when it is made of glass, metal, timber or something that is so pretty (like pretty wrapping or pretty boxes). Hmm, hoarders huh?

Therefor, today post is about re-purposing old cooker pot that I have been keeping for couple of months. I can not use the cooker pot no longer due to the scratches on the teflon layer, but I can’t just throw it away. It’s a mini cooker pot, how cute it is. So, I thought to myself, hmm, why don’t I just make this cooker pot into a flower-pot. Both are pot shape. A vintage style, white…, with the black wording…, sounds like a good idea and great for environment.


What do I need to make this flower-pot out of an old cooker pot?

  • Spray paint – white color
  • Acrylic paint – black color
  • paint brush
  • paper tape
  • pencil

How to turn the cooker pot into a vintage flower-pot?

  1. Make sure the cooker pot is cleaned properly and dry. Put some tape and paper or anything to cover the mouth and the inner pot to protect it from paint.
  2. Spray paint the whole outer area in a faced-down position, so you would be able to spray it evenly to entire surface.
  3. Let it dry for a day to be safe.
  4. Make a sketch of the wording by using a pencil to the painted cooker pot.
  5. Paint the wording with acrylic paint carefully.
  6. Let it dry for  couple of hours, just to be safe.
  7. Finished! You got yourself a beautiful flower-pot.


By the way, I’m going to use the flower-pot as a decoration only. So if you wanted to use it for a real flower pot, you need to drill some holes on the bottom of the pot, and do it before you spray paint it.

Isn’t that easy? Cheap and minimal effort to get a beautiful vintage look flower-pot, just by re-purposing your unused cooker pot. I love the look!


Well, considering tomorrow, June 5, is The World Environment Day, I hope my flower-pot is able to inspire you all to re-use or re-purposing anything old or damaged into something new and beautiful. Please don’t just throw away things, if you unable to create something out of it, you may want to give it to someone you know that is best for re-purposing junk. Like people say, someone’s trash is another one’s treasure!

I can’t wait to think and make something from a junk to complete the look of this flower-pot. So, be patience and wait for my next post, I may come up with great ideas!

Note: I entered this project to That’s crafty (Monochromatic), Love To Craft (Anything goes), Everybody Art Challenge (Pimp it! Recycle) and Make My Monday (Go green – Up-cycle).

See you on my next re-purposing post and Happy Environment Day!

Be Environmentally Creative!