diy | copper planter

I have a secret obsession with copper..

metallic homewares have a minimal feel that I can't get enough of, there's something about copper that makes me think of those slick scandinavian homes that live on pinterest. late last year I bought some copper vinyl that I never got around to using, I figured this would be an easy way to add some metallic touches into my home (without james telling me off for buying more clutter...)

here's how to make your planter:

- take a sheet of self adhesive vinyl copper (this small sheet cost me £2 from eBay)
- take an old tin, I've used an old storage tin but you could also use old baked bean tins etc.
- measure the height of your tin (you can wrap the vinyl around to gauge the width you'll need.)
- mark the size you need onto the back of the copper sheet and cut out with a craft knife.
- remove the self adhesive backing and simply wrap around the tin, smooth as you work around to push out any air bubbles.

I find this works best on containers that don't taper- when the top and bottom are the same width it's easy peasy to wrap around! 

...just pop in some greenery and give your new planter a home!

do you like it? 

back soon!

caroline x


  1. Love this I will Definitly be trying this myself x

  2. OMG! You're an absolute DIY dream! Obsessed with this and deffo bookmarking it for a later date, UNREAL! xo

  3. this is wonderful<#

  4. Perfect, copper is my favourite - I am so doing this.
    Absolutely love your DIY posts!

    Allie x
    Rush & Teal

    1. oh thanks allie! that's wicked to hear! :) xx

  5. I love it! it does have a cool, Scandnavian home feel~



    1. I wish I didn't have so much clutter I love minimal house aha! :) xx

  6. it's so simple I almost don't think it counts as a diy haha! :) xx

  7. I'm obsessed with copper at the moment - these seem right up my street! Definitely going to have to do some DIY-ing :) x
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

  8. These look great Caroline and could easily pass for something you'd find in Ikea, I need to get my DIY cap on! :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  9. I never knew you could buy copper-look vinyl! How fantastic!

    I'm a big fan of copper as well - I'd love a low-hanging pendant lamp in copper. This looks like such a great DIY - I'd really love to have this in my home.

    Love your site by the way! Gorgeous photos and layout!

    xx Hannah



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