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Upcycled Life: Bring summer inside with garden tins

If you have sedum or other hardy ground covers available in your own yard scoop up a small amount with the soil and place inside the tin. You can also get small succulents at local garden centers. (Katie Patterson Larson/For The Spokesman-Review)
If you have sedum or other hardy ground covers available in your own yard scoop up a small amount with the soil and place inside the tin. You can also get small succulents at local garden centers. (Katie Patterson Larson/For The Spokesman-Review)
By Katie Patterson Larson For The Spokesman-Review

Capture a little bit of summer and bring it indoors before the cool weather hits. These adorable little gardens sit nicely on a desk or shelf, but how you choose to decorate the tin is the best part. Make one for yourself and a friend.

Directions

First decoupage or paint the outside of a mint tin. I enjoy using old magazine pages, maps and other paper goods with interesting images.

Glue beads or small half wood balls to the bottom corners to give the tin feet.

If you have sedum or other hardy ground covers available in your own yard, scoop up a small amount with the soil and place it inside the tin. You also can get small succulents at local garden centers.

Water as needed and enjoy a tiny spot of greenery.

Katie Patterson Larson is the director and founder of Art Salvage, a creative reuse center in Spokane. Art Salvage keeps usable materials out of the waste stream and makes them accessible and affordable to everyone. Visit the Art Salvage store for more upcycled inspiration and to find gently used and new creative materials. For more information, visit artsalvagespokane.com. Contact Patterson Larson at katie@artsalvagespokane.com.

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