Workin With What Ya Got- Free Galvanized Tins & Numbers

So I mentioned a few weeks back that my neighbor was giving away some old plant holders and I was glad to help her out because THAT’S WHAT GOOD NEIGHBORS DO.

Then they sat in my garage for all of June and most of July.



Until one day when I was cleaning out the garage, I noticed the pots sitting high up on a shelf all alone, all lonely like.

So I brought them in the house, cleaned them out and did this with them:



I just added fake plants to them and voila!

I love the galvanized look against the green of the plant!

Then yesterday I was at a local big box store with Annie school supply shopping and I spotted these bad boys in the home/garage sale/sign area:


Self adhesive numbers!

So these guys were five bucks and while it wasn’t a needed purchase, I ended up buying them because I knew that I could do something with them!

I came home and it took me all of three hours of sitting on my kitchen counter glaring at me to figure out how I was gonna use them.


I love the number 4, because it is the size of our little family.

I feel a little sorry for the number 0. No one ever just uses it by itself.


My neighbor also gave me some smaller galvanized tins as well:

Perfect for crayons!






10 thoughts on “Workin With What Ya Got- Free Galvanized Tins & Numbers

  1. Kari at A Grace Full Life

    Thanks Maria! I know, who doesn't love using what you have and saving money? 🙂

  2. Kristin

    Nothing better than finding something around the house you can add a creative touch to! Great job! Stopping by from {tatertots & jello}.

  3. Kari at A Grace Full Life

    Thanks for visiting Kristin! It does feel good to re-purpose something in your home for little or no money, doesn't it?? 🙂

  4. Kari at A Grace Full Life

    Thanks! I love creating things that you can do at home for free or on the cheap. Have fun and come back/email me your pic if you decide to do it!