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DIY Glow in the Dark Planter Tin

If you're new here, I post recycled Pirouline tin crafts every month! You can find them all here.

It's a new month which means it is time for another fun Pirouline Cookie craft! I recently got some Glow in the Dark acrylic paint by DecoArt and knew it would be perfect to combine with a Pirouline tin! This planter project looks like just a normal flower pot during the day, but once night hits, it really comes to life!

I'm going to set this planter out on my front steps, so that it soaks up sunlight all during the day, and will glow once it gets dark outside!


  • Empty Pirouline Cookie Tin
  • Spray Paint, or Acrylic Paint
  • Glow in the Dark Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Awl
  • Planting supplies (potting soil, flower, etc.)

1. Start by painting your tin a solid color! I used a light blue spray paint to cover my tin.
The glow in the dark paint doesn't dry completely clear, it's more of a transparent white, so I wouldn't recommend a darker color or your glow in the dark pattern might show during the day.

2. Next, paint a pattern onto your tin using the glow in the dark paint!

I was unable to get a good picture of this, as the paint is pretty transparent. I used a small paintbrush to paint scalloped circles onto my tin.

3. So that your planter has proper drainage, you will want to use a small awl to poke a few holes into the bottom of the tin.

4. Plant your tin! I planted a dianthus flower and a bit of sedum into my tin, and I love how the sedum overflows.

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I'm Katie, the artist behind the blog Punk Projects. I love everything crafty, I drink tea all day long, I'm a bit of a nerd, and I usually have ink or paint on my hands.

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