These are a nice way to add a little life to your cubicle or office. They are simple metal boxes. I was inspired by another instructable:
Credit-Card Flower Box (Fridge Magnet)
I really like the magnet version, but there is not much light by my fridge, and I only had enough cards to make two. I wanted to make a cubicle version, so I decided to make some metal ones. These are very cheap to make.
My version of this project involves power tools, so if you are STUPID and likely to hurt yourself, go do something else.
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Step 1: Tools and Materials
Vise or clamp with parallel jaws
butane torch or soldering iron
rotary tool with abrasive cutting wheel (tin snips would probably work ok)
-Nice to have
vise grips or spring clamp
Dog - good for company (choose one that is not rabid)
light weight metal - you could use an old filing cabinet drawer(good thin steel).
Step 2: Mark and Cut Metal
Mark your metal and cut out as many pieces as you want. You need one piece for each planter.
I made a 2.5cm x 2.5cm x 5cm planter. Choose whatever dimension that makes you happy.
Step 3: Bend Your Metal
Read the notes on the images.
Step 4: Play With Fire
Try not to burn yourself. Read the notes on the pictures.
Step 5: Finish
Clip the paper clip wire to length.
Sharpen the points.
Smooth any sharp edges.
You should have something like the images below.
Decorate it how you like. I just roughed mine up with the rotary tool.