I was trying to think of things besides boring terracotta pots to plant my plants in. I went to this store called http://www.pot-ted.com/
in Atwater Village that had lots of really cute succulents and cacti in really interesting containers that they charge ridiculous amounts of money for. They were using all sorts of old found objects at plant pots: tea cups, bowls, ceramic elephants. The only problem with these things is getting a drainage hole drilled in the bottom without cracking the thing. Too scary for me. The items that seemed most promising as future plant pots were the metal containers. They had all these antique coffee cans, cookie tins and even a metal crayola crayon box. These you could easily just pound a few holes in with a nail for drainage.
Walking around an Asian grocery store I was noticing all the cool looking cans of vegetables, seafood and meat that had the labels just printed directly onto the can instead of a glued on paper label. It took me lot of searching but I finally found a giant can of Australian corned beef that had an interesting label and would be large enough for this cactus that needed a home. I also got this can of salmon that a succulent now lives in.
Here is a picture of the drainage holes that I hammered into the can. It seems to work pretty well.
I still have a can of crab meat that has a really cool picture of a crab on it in my cupboard. I've got to think of a good recipe for canned crab before it can become a home to some more succulents.