Introduction: Mike's Hanging Kitchen Planter

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Too many beer cans lying around? Not enough planters to hold your kitchen herbs? Not enough counter space for a regular pot? I feel ya.

Here's a pretty awesome tutorial that will help you reuse that beer can, save your counter space, and give you fresh herbs for your kitchen.

#mikehacks vote for me already

Step 1: Materials

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Empty beer can.


The ability to cut a rectangle in aluminum with a knife.




Kitchen window.

Step 2: Cut Hole Into Can

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1. cut rectangular shape into can.

2. bend edges down.

3. mind your fingers.

Step 3: Punch Holes in Both Ends and Add Twine

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1. poke a hole at both ends large enough for twine

2. mind your fingers

3. pull your twine through and cut a length long enough to hang the planter

Step 4: Add Soil and Plants

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1. add soil

2. choose herbs, poke into soil (mine is chocolate mint)

Step 5: Hang in Kitchen Window

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1. hang plant

2. done

Step 6:


ajishyama (author)2014-07-11

what kind of plant is that?

sweetrocketsky (author)ajishyama2014-07-12

It's chocolate mint. Very hardy. This small planter will give you at least three cuttings every two weeks.

Nice! Sometimes I feel kind of bad throwing away beer cans that have pretty art on them, so I can totally do this project for some of those cans :)

Ha ha! Yes. Me, too. I'm going to see if these will sell at my craft fair this weekend.

Awesome, good luck! I'd love to hear how that goes!

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