My mom and I went “pickin” a couple years ago and got these old cans from an old merchant store. When I picked up some succulents at half price I knew just what I wanted to plant them in!
After a gentle cleaning, I sprayed them with a clear matte spray paint to help seal them up from further rust.
Because they are rusting inside I didn’t want to plant directly in them and expose them to more moisture. I used 2 little flower pots I had already and cut off the bottom of a juice container. I pull these out when I water the plants.
There were miscellaneous pieces that had broken off during planting and I put those in another container to root.