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Classie's courses are run by a line-up of incredibly talented hosts, who are passionate about their work and eager to share their knowledge around. They always have a few quick and easy DIY projects up their sleeve!

Manna Ly, one of our Melbourne hosts, loves to turn old tin cans into colourful homes for her pot plants. Here are her tips on how to make your own:

Save different sized cans and clean them, give the surface a light sand and a few coats of house paint.

Punch a drainage hole in the base, and pop a succulent cutting or two inside.

"Sometimes I will deliberately buy canned betroot because the tin is a cute shape. I always eat the food inside, of course!" Manna says.

This is a quick and simple way to add colour to a patio, or grouped together on a desk or windowsill. Leaving some tins to rust and patina naturally adds a nice textural contrast too.

"I like this project because it re-uses discarded things around the home and costs barely anything to make; you can use left over house paint that's lying around, or go and buy small sample pots in colours you like.

"My favourite shopping destinations are my local tip shop and Bunnings. You can pick up a load of old plant pots, and even paint for cheap at the tip shop - it's a bountiful lucky dip of old things, with beautiful potential to be made new if you look at them with imagination."

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