Okay…I know y’all must be thinking…”has this woman lost her mind?” Well…yes and no. You see, I used to smoke. I pretty much smoked where ever I wanted…but the one thing I never did, was throw my butts in the yard. I couldn’t, and still can’t stand seeing them lying around. I quit nearly ten years ago, but I still can’t stand seeing butts in the yard. I still have lots of family that smoke…and friends. I’m not sure why, but they always want to throw their butts in my yard…or potted plants, but I got sick of it, and started making Butt Cans. Now..these might not be the most glamorous of projects, but they’ll sure help keep your yard a little more glamorous!
This summer I’m fixing up Dave’s little yard in Montana…and I have a friend that smokes…so, I decided I’d make a butt can to match the updates I’m doing around the yard…and Yep, you’re gonna get to see some of those too.
You can go all out, and get fancy, and buy different items for this, but why not just do like I did?
When I realized I needed a butt can here, all I had was this plastic flower pot. Now, yes, plastic isn’t always the best choice for materials….you’ll find most folks snuff them out, and you don’t get much of a problem.
I wanted it to match the fabric I was using…so I painted the plastic can black and filled it about 2/3 of the way with dirt.
It didn’t have to have paint…but come one, it’s always more fun to make everything go together…so this nasty thing went black. After that, I decided to doll it up just a bit with some left overs of outdoor fabric…and tied them around the pot. I just left the edges all fraying…and I even got a “that’s cute” out of Dave…lol
Was that necessary? No…but it’s so cute…for a butt can anyway. I guess, it’s as cute as something that yucky gets…but, I don’t have to stare at the butts in my yard now, and I generally don’t have to show most folks the can but once.
Now, how cute it that? I can’t wait to show you some of the other projects!
You can find me all these ways…