Leftover tin cans for adorable idea

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Turn an old window and some tin cans into a gorgeous herb garden for your backyard.
Not only does the upcycled window herb planter looks fantastic in my little garden but it’s really practical, as I now have my own little herb garden. The herbs are in portable upcycled tin can planters, that can be easily taken into the kitchen when needed.
I decided to use old tin cans as planters as I had lot of success with the colourful tin can planter (click here to see) I made last year.
Difficulty: Easy
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Being a fan of Cyndi Lauper’s 80’s hit Time After Time I couldn’t resist using it as a herb pun for my window.

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My friend was having new windows installed and was about to throw out the old sash windows, luckily I managed to grab them before she did. To get an old window look out for anyone having new ones installed as they are normally more than happy to give you old ones to save them going to the dump.
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You can download the Cyndi Lauper herb pun and bee graphic from my blog. If you want to paint behind the window like me, print a mirror image of the words and tape them to the front of your window.
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Paint on the window with glass paints, I used to very small pots one black and one yellow. You can use acrylic paint but you will need to seal them afterwards.
As you can see it you don’t need to be an artist to paint the image as you were using it a bit like a stencil.
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To make my tin can herb planters. I first spray painted my tin cans cream and drilled drainage holes in the bottom of them.
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