Upcycling: Cougar Gold + Chicks and Hens

The best cheese on earth comes from the WSU Creamery in Pullman, Washington. Cougar Gold cheese comes in a cool tin can that I’ve always wanted to repurpose. I’ve seen piggy banks and containers made out of the can, but never have been able to use them for planting. Succulents have shallow roots and need very little dirt to grow, so this makes them the perfect plant for growing in a shallow tin can!


Upcycling a Cougar Gold Can

What You’ll Need:

A tin can

Small stones or gravel

Potting soil or dirt

Succulent or succulent seeds


Clean and wash the can.

Using a drill or hammer and nail, poke 2-3 holes in the bottom of the can for drainage.

Fill the can with 1/2 inch of small stones or pebbles. You can also use small gravel or those shiny marbles in fish tanks.

Fill with dirt, leaving 1 inch at the top.

Replant an existing succulent or sow succulent seeds 1/2 inch under the dirt.

Fill to the top with dirt

Water lightly.

Keep by the the light and enjoy!


Photos: Elizabeth Adan

AB circleBy Elizabeth Adan

Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Brand Ambassador. Her blog Aquaberry Bliss is a unique food and travel blog dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth at www.elizabethadan.com, on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.

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