• What you need
  • Empty Pirouline tin
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Paint Brush
  • Craft Foam
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Adhesive
  • Awl (or something really sharp and pointy)
  • potting soil
  • plant
  • Information
  • Duration 1 Hour
  • Difficulty level Easy
  • Prepares in 10 steps

Steps to Complete

Step 1

Start by painting your tin a light beige color. It will take a couple of coats to completely cover the tin.

Step 2

While the tin is drying, start working on the door. You want to cut out a circle for the door out of craft foam. I used the lid to my pirouline tin as a circle template, it was the perfect size for a door.

Step 3

Take a handful of popsicle sticks and adhere them on top of your craft foam circle. Once the glue is dry. use a pair of heavy duty scissors and trim off the extra wood.

Step 4

Paint your door green using acrylic paint. Let it dry.

Step 5

Adhere your door to the front of your Pirouline Tin.

Step 6

Cut out TWO 1.5" circles from green craft foam and TWO 1" circles from light blue craft foam. Adhere the blue circles on top of the green. These are the windows. Adhere one on either side of the door.

Step 7

Now add on the details. I took some copper acrylic paint, and brushed on a line at the top of my tin (like a roof) and painted bricks around the door and windows.

Step 8

Take a small bead or gem and adhere it onto the middle of the door.

Step 9

Take an awl and stab a few drainage hole in the bottom of your tin. This is super important if you're planting something in the tin. You don't want the dirt too wet, or your roots will rot so drainage holes are good.

Note- if you're not planting anything in the tin, you don't need to do this!

Step 10

Add your potting soil and plant!