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DIY Patternful Planters + Free Printables


Ok ok…so what’s cuter than a potted cactus in a windowsill? A potted cactus in a windowsill in an upcycled can wrapped in botanical wallpaper, that’s what. Then slap on a little label reminding you what kind of sunlight the plant needs and how much to water it? Well, then it’s downright jungalicious.

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Here’s what you need. We used our new removable wallpaper tiles from Hygge & West in Aja and Nana for the wrap.


  • Removable wallpaper
  • Printable plant labels
  • Canned food
  • Can Opener
  • Printer
  • Ruler
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Glue or Rubber Cement
  • Scissors
  • Cacti or/and Succulents
  • Cactus soil
  • Pebbles for bottom of can, or hammer and nail to punch holes


  • Empty the food out of the cans (or save them up), take the label off, and clean out the can
  • If you’d like to have drainage, use a large nail to puncture the bottom of the can a few times.
  • On the backside of your removable wallpaper, measure and mark out the dimensions of the can label
    • Regular can: 10″ x 4 1/8″
    • Large can: 13 1/8″ x 4 3/8
  • Cut out your removable wallpaper
  • Peel a corner of the wallpaper up and line it up on the can
  • Slowly start peeling it back and aligning it to your can
  • Print out your plant labels and cut them out
  • Write the type of plant it is along with care instructions
  • Circle the amount of sun it needs
  • Glue or rubber cement each one to the outside of each can
  • If you didn’t punch drainage holes in the bottom, place a small layer of pebbles at the bottom of the can for drainage.
  • Fill up with soil to achieve desired height
  • Carefully put your plant in the can and then surround it with soil

Click below to download the Plant Labels:The Jungalow | Plant Labels

The Jungalow | Plant Labels





These are so easy to make and they would also make lovely gifts or tabletop decor / takeaways for your dinner guests. You could even use the rest of your wallpaper tiles as a table runner and then use the plants as a centerpiece!

Happy planting!

Crafting by Caitlin Watson for The Jungalow
Photos by J. Blakeney


Alternative Text Justina Blakeney

Designer, artist, stylist & mama. Founder and CCO at The Jungalow. Crazy for color, pattern and plants!

6 responses to “DIY Patternful Planters + Free Printables”

  1. Natalie says:

    These look so so so good, where did you find that paper? The labels are absolutely perfect too, so cute and useful

    – Natalie

  2. Lauran says:

    What a fabulous, simple and creative idea. Thank you!

  3. Danae says:

    These are SO cute!! Cactus in a can!

  4. Evie says:

    Thank you Justina ! I love this idea it’s pretty and economical so I’m going to use it for Christmas gifts … ❤️

  5. Even for wedding decoration I think it’s a great Ideal! Thank you!!!

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