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Woman Creates Gorgeous Plant Stand Made Entirely From Cake Tins

Woman Creates Gorgeous Plant Stand Made Entirely From Cake Tins

When you're strapped for space in your garden but have a ton of beautiful flowers you want to plant, it makes sense in going upwards rather than sideways - and this is exactly what one woman did, creating a stunning garden feature with just cake tins.

Dania Harleston, from London, had the great idea when she spotted a set of five nested cake tins on a trip to her local Aldi, and decided to snap them up.

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Credit: Dania Harleston
Credit: Dania Harleston

She then took them home and punched holes in each tin with a wine opener, proceeding to repot some of beautiful plants purchased from B&Q in them.

Dania then remembered a pot and pan stand in her kitchen that she had no use for. Instead of chucking it out, she decided to put it to good use, placing her new planters on each shelf to her desired look.

Credit: Dania Harleston
Credit: Dania Harleston

"I had a pot and pan stand in my kitchen which was surplus to requirements. Didn't know what to do with it," Dania told PRETTY 52.

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"Went to a supermarket beginning with the letter 'A' last week where I saw the nested tin set. Bought it and then had an idea to put small plants in the tins to brighten up my doorway.

"I punched holes in each tin with a wine opener, and repotted the plants according to what my eye liked then put it outside my door."

Dania's tins cost £6.99 for set of 5. Bargain!

"I'm so pleased with how it turned out and the responses to it are amazing!" Dania adds.

Credit: Dania Harleston
Credit: Dania Harleston

But Dania's budget plant stand hack isn't the only DIY transformation that's caught our eye lately.

Last month we were lusting over Colette Pringle's incredible flower wall design.

The cafe worker, 30, from Reading, told PRETTY 52 that all it took to create was some large pieces of card (with a spongey inner layer), a glue gun, some wire cutters and some fake flowers.

"My boyfriend got some large pieces of pink card with a kind of spongey inner, from Hobbycraft," Colette told PRETTY 52.

Credit: Colette Pringle
Credit: Colette Pringle

"He cut them all to size around the door frame and light switch. The flowers were bought as big bunches and we cut them off individually with wire cutters."

Colette and her boyfriend then poked the end of the stems through the card into the sponge, carefully using a hot glue gun to fix the flowers in place.

The individual pieces of card were then nailed into the wall. "It means that if I come to move then I can take them down and it causes minimum damage to the wall," Colette added.

In all, Colette's flower wall transformation took them around five hours to complete and set the couple back £120, with the biggest cost being the flowers themselves, which she purchased from Hobbycraft.

Credit: Katie Blackbourn
Credit: Katie Blackbourn

There was also Katie Blackbourn's incredible mermaid wall created in her daughter's bedroom for under £20.

Posting on Facebook group, Extreme Couponing And Bargains UK, Katie told awestruck followers that she'd created the look with nothing but some bright paint, free wallpaper samples and wallpaper paste from her local B&M and B&Q stores.

Ladies, we're in awe of your creativity.

Featured Image Credit: Dania Harleston

Topics: Home, Life, Real Life

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance journalist working for Tyla. After graduating from the University of Sussex, Ciara worked as a writer at GLAMOUR Magazine and later as the Assistant Editor of Yahoo Style UK.

 

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