Gail@Purple Hues and Me
Gail@Purple Hues and Me
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Recycle Veggie Can Into A Watering Can FlowerPot


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
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.
Gail@Purple Hues and Me

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  • Emily
    on Feb 16, 2019

    Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing :)

  • Kathy
    on Feb 16, 2019

    This is a fantastic idea! I have a friend who is getting married and I will definitely make these as centerpieces for the shower:)

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