Recycled Tea Canister Flower Pots

Anyone else a sucker for great packaging? I end up buying things I probably don’t need because of their beautiful packaging more than I care to admit and these pretty little tea canisters were one of those purchases..

I have more tea than I could probably drink in a life time but that didn’t stop be from buying more when I saw the Harney and Sons Fine Tea company teas in Target. The vintage tin can packaging was just begging to be turned into something pretty for the apartment.

Side note: I loved the actual teas too, the chai was my fav! I plan on getting some more on my next trip to the store.

In all honesty though they sat around in a pile of potential craft supplies for quite a while before I figured out just what I wanted to do with them. It wasn’t until after a trip to the craft store to get supplies for my birch tree canvas project when I was browsing the clearance section and found a premade bridal bouquet on clearance that I thought they would make the perfect little flower pots. The ranunculus and lavender bouquet instantly caught my eye and was only $12. Score! Add in a foam flower block and I knew I had the making of a very unique and pretty DIY.

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The process of making the “pots” was deceptively easy and quick, my two favorite things!. Step one was just tearing apart the bouquet and sorting out the flowers. Then I divided the flowers into two groups, one for each canister so I knew how many to put in each.All that was left was then was to cut up the foam block to fit in the canisters (I had a little left over room in each canister but that ended up being okay) and inserting the flowers. I did trim each stem down to about three inched before pushing them into the foam however, this made it much easier!

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Over all I would say the project took twenty minutes to complete, not counting the two months it took me to drink the tea, and was well worth the time

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