The women in my family are really, really into plants; we share cuttings from our favorite plants with each other and they become part of the fam. Confession folks: I might be a plant hoarder, owning over 40 potted plants scattered throughout our house and patio. So of course I kept those cute succulents from the tin can planter post, and in true Anna Lee Co. style I used the same crafting materials from my DIY wine charms to create some plant markers (inspired by this pin on Pinterest) for the ladies I love.
Albeit unconventional for a wedding I think these miniature cakes would be adorable at a bridal shower or similar event. This idea was spotted via a pinterest pin here, and was so cute I had to give it a shot (despite my lack of baking skills!) To begin, clean out your cans and remove labels. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. I didn’t follow the recipe from the pin, I used store-bought cake mix and simply filled them half way with batter. I also didn’t remove the bottom of the can, because all the cans I had collected had a reinforced bottom and were virtually indestructible by my can opener. I did spray the heck out of the cans with non-stick spray, filled with batter and baked for about 25 minutes. Once completely cooled, I very carefully removed them from the can with a knife (warning however, I lost one in this process) Last step, I decorated the tops, if I had more time and patience I think frosting the whole cake would be amazing, and it would cover any messy edges. My husband called them “cancakes” clever fella huh?
These simple and easy-to-create planters do a double duty job as a guest favor and assigning them to their seat. To create we used our recycled tin cans, spray paint, and masking tape. We started by removing the label and washing the cans. Once dry, we added masking tape (wherever we wanted the tin to show through) Next we painted with a few light layers of spray paint. Finally, we added the succulents with appropriate soil and name tags with seating assignments on them.