Milk Jug Turned Into a Watering Can

Jordan Britt
by Jordan Britt
3 Materials
With spring just around the corner, over here at Hometalk we decided to step up our plant game. The only issue was that we didn't have a watering can. Of course we decided that we could make our own! We decided to wait until we finished our milk that we use for coffee and up-cycle it. We only had to wait about two days..

You can use whatever size milk jug you want- this is the size that we had!

Be sure to rinse out any milk residue so that water doesn't have a funky smell!

We used this adorable washi tape and made our own label. We measured a piece of card stock and cut it to match the size of the jug.

This was my favorite part! I got to color and decorate the label :)

Making the spout was SO EASY! All you need is a screw or a regular nail. We used a hammer and lightly made 5 holes in the cap. Be careful because it doesn't take much force to get the screw through cap!

Fill the jug up with water!

Twist the cap on tight and water your plants! We are so excited that we saved money, recycled, and our plants are happy and healthy! Happy almost Spring!!!
Suggested materials:
  • Milk Jug
  • Washi Tape
  • Card Stock Paper
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  • Yo Yo on Mar 07, 2017
    Any good ideas for large plastic cat liter jugs?
  • Judy Thurston Judy Thurston on Mar 07, 2017
    Can i use paper milk jugs, or just plastic? Please Reply back ASAP! Thanks!
  • Kay Kay on Mar 26, 2017
    How dose the water drain out of the pot plant? I did not see you make any holes in the bottom of the carton. Or do you take it out to water it then place it back in. You could use pretty contac on the front of the watering can instead of cardord to, and wright the word water using a permanent marker that way the carbord can't get wet. I would add the word can to, so it reads watering can. Thanks for sharing some fantastic idears. Kay Adelaide Australia
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  • Peg12484435 Peg12484435 on Sep 30, 2017

    From Painesville Ohio

    • Peg12484435 Peg12484435 on Sep 30, 2017
      You can also use it on your desk for your staple gun ,pencils and ink pens.
  • Doreen Kennedy Doreen Kennedy on Dec 31, 2020

    I love using mine. Plastic bottles make the best plant watering containers. They are so versatile too. I punch one small hole for my vegetable seedling then add more holes as they grow.