- Cardboard tube (smaller and sturdier version from aluminum foil or plastic wrap)
- E6000 glue
- Hot glue
- Galvanized metal strip (Michaels new Make Market)
- White acrylic or craft chalk paint
- Copper acrylic paint
- Decorative napkins
- Mod podge
- Paint brush
- Small saw, snips for cutting metal and needle nose pliers
Let's get started:
1. Take a clean empty veggie can . . .
and remove the label.
2. Saw your cardboard tube diagonally across, using the angle on the tube as a guide.
3. Place hot glue around the slanted edge of the spout and attach to can at bottom.
(I forgot to take a picture of painting the can before adding the spout)
5. Apply E6000 to one edge at a time and on the can. Hold in place using clips until dry (overnight). I used masking tape to hold the bottom handle edge in place overnight.
7. Decide on the napkin flower pattern . . .
. . . and tear it out . . .
removing the white layers attached to the pattern.
8. Lay pattern on can and dampen your brush with water. Smooth the napkin onto can with an outward brush, being careful not to tear the napkin.
9. Continue adding on your flower pattern with brush and water until satisfied with look. *Unfortunately, I found out that some of the colors ran when wet.
10. Next, apply mod podge to the entire can to seal the napkins.
I added metallic copper paint mixed with water for a rusty look around the spout and edges of the can.
Although this is a decorative watering can flowerpot, real flowers can be placed inside as the can will hold water.
What a simple, environmentally-friendly watering can that's sure to put a smile on anyone's face!
Take a little time to enjoy