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Recycle Veggie Can Into A Watering Can FlowerPot

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I don't know about you but I've started hording a lot of things I usually throw in the trash or recycle bin. I'm so afraid I can make something out of them. Like a tin can that held greenbeans. Somehow it reminded me of a watering can, so guess what, that's what I made. It's not a real watering can - but a flowerpot for decorative purposes only. With Mother's Day almost here, moms are sure to love getting something like this. Just add a faux spout made of cardboard and decorative metal strip for a handle , paint & decoupage using napkins into a lovely flower container. For a complete tutorial visit: http://plumperfectandme.blogspot.com/2015/04/recycle-veggie-can-into-watering-can.html
Difficulty: Easy
  • recycle veggie can into a watering can flowerpot, container gardening, crafts, decoupage, how to, repurposing upcycling
Start with this: a veggie can.
  • recycle veggie can into a watering can flowerpot, container gardening, crafts, decoupage, how to, repurposing upcycling
Clean and remove label. Using a small, sturdy cardboard tube from foil or cling wrap, saw diagonally across.
  • recycle veggie can into a watering can flowerpot, container gardening, crafts, decoupage, how to, repurposing upcycling
Hot glue the slanted tube onto the can and paint.

Next, take a piece of galvanized strip, measuring the length into a question mark shape. Cut and fold rough ends over.
Apply E6000 to one edge at a time, hold in place using clips and masking tape until completely dry.
  • recycle veggie can into a watering can flowerpot, container gardening, crafts, decoupage, how to, repurposing upcycling
Paint entire can with craft chalk paint.
  • recycle veggie can into a watering can flowerpot, container gardening, crafts, decoupage, how to, repurposing upcycling
Tear our desired pattern from napkins, removing white backings.
  • recycle veggie can into a watering can flowerpot, container gardening, crafts, decoupage, how to, repurposing upcycling
  • recycle veggie can into a watering can flowerpot, container gardening, crafts, decoupage, how to, repurposing upcycling
Lay pattern on can and dampen brush with water to smooth the napkin out.
Apply Mod Podge to entire can to seal the napkins.
  • recycle veggie can into a watering can flowerpot, container gardening, crafts, decoupage, how to, repurposing upcycling
  • recycle veggie can into a watering can flowerpot, container gardening, crafts, decoupage, how to, repurposing upcycling
  • recycle veggie can into a watering can flowerpot, container gardening, crafts, decoupage, how to, repurposing upcycling
  • recycle veggie can into a watering can flowerpot, container gardening, crafts, decoupage, how to, repurposing upcycling
What a simple, environmentally-friendly watering can flowerpot that's sure to put a smile on anyone's face.

To see more: http://plumperfectandme.blogspot.com/2015/04/recycle-veggie-can-into-watering-can.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Eva Wilson
    Eva Wilson Clear Lake, WI

    How pretty, it turned out nice!!

  • Renata
    Renata Hermiston, OR

    I just think this is the cutest. Saw this in an earlier post n just haven't had the time to put one together, But plan too. So nice to see it again.

  • Allinthefamilysingers

    hey this is best idea for cans yet i love this we should do a few for valentines gifts and so pretty spring right after. keep up the good ideas coming.

  • Elaine DeLong-fuehrer

    this is a super cute idea..thanks for sharing.. could do something like this for weddings.

  • Pat whitmus
    Pat whitmus Ephrata, WA

    That is the cutest thing! I just love it! Oh yeah...I'll do it! I will!! "SAVE"!

  • Aspadistra Pronk
    Aspadistra Pronk United Kingdom

    So pretty!

  • Sandra K Salisbury
    Sandra K Salisbury Vancouver, WA

    I love this idea! How about a smaller version to use as centerpieces on tables at a spring tea?

  • Maria Remedios

    Muy bonito, gracias por compartir

  • Whistleme

    Lovely

  • Trisha Bordelon

    You can purchase spools of metal/tin ribbon at Hobby Lobby in the wedding dept with all the ribbon...

  • Mary Kay White
    Mary Kay White Joshua Tree, CA

    Must do!! It's gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing.

  • Penny
    Penny Vestal, NY

    Love, love this, and you could roll back the spout a bit at the end too .....thanks for sharing

  • Beverly Campbell
    Beverly Campbell Aumsville, OR

    Gail, it just amazes me how all these people on this site can turn so much trash into treasures. I always thought I was pretty good at this until I was introduced to Home Talk. I have used several of your ideas so "keep em cumming". I think I will

    • Gail@Purple Hues and Me
      Gail@Purple Hues and Me Millersville, MD

      Thanks so much Beverly for your kind comments! Have fun with your granddaughter making one!

  • Jean Pepito

    voila! so beautiful!

  • Ana Bacallao
    Ana Bacallao Miami, FL

    I love this!

  • Kerry
    Kerry Portland, OR

    Now that Christmas is over and we can move on from red and green . . . .into some
    colors to brighten the dreary winter months, this just looks like a 'must' to me !!
    So very clever, and i'm ALWAYS finding napkins that are bright and cheery, or

  • Helen_cardsplusart

    Another one for my " must do " list. Thank you

  • Moon
    Moon Knoxville, MD

    Very nicely done! I think I would probably want to use something that could look a little more permanent and realistic before finishing, but I like this project very much!

  • Jane.mcardle09

    Really cool I am gonna have to make a bunch

  • Bee
    Bee Somerset, NJ

    nice I'd use contact paper an larger can something for the nozzle

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