100% upcycled pot

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first of all, i’d like to thank all the italians who voted in the referendum. i’m so happy with the result!

i don’t know about you, but i always need more plant pots. i feel like i’m constantly buying new ones. so i decided to make one with a tin can and a sock.

yes! a can and a sock! here i used an empty can of my beloved nutritional yeast and one of those fuzzy polyester socks that made my feet sweat.

if you want a pot with soil in it, you’ll need to make some holes in the bottom with a nail, ice pick, awl or some other pointy thing. if you want just a vase for water and flowers, obviously don’t make any holes, that is unless you’d like water everywhere and a vase without water.

put the plastic top on the bottom of the can. this way the excess water in the soil won’t get all over the place.

with the can upside down, start unrolling the sock from the bottom. it needs to be a somewhat elastic sock.

if you’re using this as a pot with soil (and therefore you put holes in the bottom), it’s better if you cut a circle out at the bottom of the sock so you can take off the plastic cap when you water the plant and don’t have to take off the whole sock every time. then you can tuck the edges left under the sock at the sides of the can.

fold the upper part of the sock under the rest of the sock, and there you have it! nice work!

i just noticed now that the plant in the picture at the top has already grown quite a bit in the two weeks since i did this project. so i guess that this pot works pretty darn well!

Update: you can see more versions of these sock-pots here!

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