Celebrate Earth Month with These DIY Tin Can Planters & Some Natural Products
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Did you know that April is Earth Month? I don’t know about you, but around my home, I would like to think that we celebrate Earth Month every day. Our family is constantly looking for ways to up-cycle, re-purpose, and simply live a greener life. Some of the ways we do this are by growing most of our own vegetables, and using “green” products whenever possible. Our efforts range from cleaning with vinegar and lemon, and routinely using Tom’s of Maine products for our daily hygiene efforts.
It all started roughly 2 years ago when I bought my first tube of Tom’s of Maine Wholecare® Spearmint Flouride Toothpaste. My husband and I were so use to using mainstream brands that at first we were not sure it was for us. Then, after the first weeks amazing things started happening in our mouths, and suffice to say, we were hooked! Now, we have a hard time going back to other brands because I genuinely love Tom’s of Maine oral care products.
After falling in love with that first tube of toothpaste, Tom’s of Maine products have become a regular thing in our home. I find Walmart is one of the best places to find Tom’s of Maine products because most stores have a large assortment of their items. From soaps, to dental floss, and even new lotions; most Walmart stores carry them all. That makes my weekly shopping trips much easier because I can find mostly everything I need under one roof.
My kid’s love the Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry™ Flouride Toothpaste so much that I find myself running out rather quickly! I don’t really mind that much though because at least I know they are using products that are all natural for their tiny bodies. My husband and I now mix it up between the Antiplaque & Whitening Peppermint Fluoride Free Toothpaste, Whole Care® Peppermint, and Spearmint Fluoride Toothpastes. They all leave our mouths clean, and refreshed so it is really about which package we pick up first.
We tend to gravitate towards Tom’s of Maine personal care products because they are made with no artificial colors, preservatives, fragrances, or flavors. That makes me one happy mama to know that my kids, and I are using all natural products that will not harm our bodies.
On a related note, since April is Earth Month, I wanted to share a super simple, and fun up-cycling craft that you can make out of tin cans. These DIY Tin Can Planters took me about 20 to make and look great lined up on porches, windowsills, and tables.
- Paint-I used American Decor Chalk Paints
- Applicators or brushes
- Potting soil
- Flowers-only 1 plant per can
- Washed tin cans
- Raffia, twine, little accents for decorating
Wash and dry tin cans from soups, beans, or pasta
Remove the label with warm soapy water; dry can
Using a drill; drill at least 3 drainage holes in the bottom of each can
Fill each can 2/3 of the way with potting soil
Add a little more soil, but do not cover your plant’s leaves
Dust off any excess soil
Tie raffia, twine, or little decor elements around it to give your tin can planter some rustic charm
As you can see, this craft is an easy way to add some earth friendly cheer to your home. Chances are you might even have some of these materials hanging around. I love the way these came out, and plan on making more with larger coffee cans. You can even add herbs and place these on a sunny windowsill; the planting possibilities are endless.
Next time you are in the health and beauty isles at Walmart, consider picking up a Tom’s of Maine product. They may cost a little more than their more conventional counterparts, but I know I rather invest in my health. Plus, the $1 off any Tom’s of Maine product purchase at Walmart coupon had me stocking up! Be sure to print your’s to get in on the savings.
>>>>Check out our cute little Tom’s of Maine Instagram video we did over the weekend:
These are just a few things our family does to celebrate Earth Month. What does your family do?