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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 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
Start with this: a veggie can.
Clean and remove label. Using a small, sturdy cardboard tube from foil or cling wrap, saw diagonally across.
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.
Paint entire can with craft chalk paint.
Tear our desired pattern from napkins, removing white backings.
Lay pattern on can and dampen brush with water to smooth the napkin out.
Apply Mod Podge to entire can to seal the napkins.
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

Ask the creator about this project

  • Cyndi Dimanno-Valentine
    Cyndi Dimanno-Valentine Maryville, TN
    on Apr 20, 2015

    Too cute

  • Oh Gail, I love this!!! Such a simple project yet an awesome gift! To the grocery store for lots of cans! Thanks for sharing. ♡

  • Sandra Hallett
    Sandra Hallett Muscatine, IA
    on Apr 20, 2015

    What a creative idea! Beautifully rendered.

  • Gisele Velez
    Gisele Velez Rio Grande, PR
    on Apr 20, 2015

    Thanks for the idea!! I am making one. It is beautiful :)

  • Lydia O'Lydia
    Lydia O'Lydia
    on Apr 20, 2015


  • Jacqueline Dechant-Irby
    Jacqueline Dechant-Irby Seminole, FL
    on Apr 20, 2015


  • Linda Painter
    Linda Painter Boynton Beach, FL
    on Apr 20, 2015

    would make a nice decoration for a spring tea party of a mother-daughter banquet.

  • Colene Coastal Rose
    Colene Coastal Rose Saco, ME
    on Apr 20, 2015

    Cute low cost centerpiece for a garden brunch.

  • Katrina Warren
    Katrina Warren Levelland, TX
    on Apr 20, 2015

    Super cute!

  • Courean Grider
    Courean Grider Mesquite, TX
    on Apr 20, 2015

    This would make a great project for Girl Scouts, Brownies, even younger Cub Scouts etc. esp. for a Mothers Day gift!!!

  • Mary
    Mary Decatur, AL
    on Apr 20, 2015

    this is so beautiful!! AND you don't really have to buy much to make it! Love love love!!! thanks for sharing!!!

  • Cindy
    Cindy Colorado Springs, CO
    on Apr 20, 2015

    Oh my Gail that is cute, simple and you are amazing :) Who would of thought of that? It is very cute and it says "Happy May Day" ( May 1st for those that still do) and what a great way to hand down to a neighbor on their door step. I think I will. Thank you Gail!! What a great idea!

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Apr 20, 2015

    This is the definitely of creative! Bravo!

  • Cyndi Dimanno-Valentine
    Cyndi Dimanno-Valentine Maryville, TN
    on Apr 20, 2015

    Absolutely too cute and very clever

  • Amy Ogden-Paparone
    Amy Ogden-Paparone Gilbertsville, PA
    on Apr 21, 2015

    That's so pretty and very inventive! Great job!

  • Vibiki
    Vibiki Martinsburg, WV
    on Apr 21, 2015

    Love this!!!!!

  • Mom1kid2cats
    Mom1kid2cats Baton Rouge, LA
    on Apr 21, 2015

    Find an old showerhead to add to the spout. It's cute

  • Sylvia
    Sylvia Capitol Heights, MD
    on Apr 24, 2015

    Beautiful! Great idea.

  • Nancy Sorenson
    Nancy Sorenson Charlton, MA
    on Apr 24, 2015

    love this idea, need to give this one a try.

  • Dotrobbins
    Dotrobbins Whiteville, NC
    on Apr 24, 2015

    Well that has got to be the best yet so cute.

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