Recycle Veggie Can Into A Watering Can FlowerPot

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1 Hour

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:

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.

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