Garden

Watering Can Makeover

I found this old galvanized watering can at the thrift store for just a couple of bucks. I finally got around to doing something with it!

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I was going back and forth in my mind if I should paint stripes or do the gems. Well I had went to the dollar store a couple of days ago and picked up some more gems. This is the before pic

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After I sanded down the rust and gave it a good cleaning…I took it into the house. I started with a line of outdoor glue, going around the bottom edge. I dabbed on the glue half way around and started adding the gems

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When I finished with that I started playing with the gems on the table.

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I decided to make flowers! So I made 3 on each side in the center of can. To keep it together while drying I used tape to keep them in place.

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As you can see above I added another line of gems around the top.

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This is how I added crystals to the spout. I unwrapped a paperclip and cut in half. (see below) Then I wrapped the end of a 3″ piece of wire (seen below) around a small bead at top of crystal strand. I then wrapped the other end of wire around the paper clip… I then put some ‘Goop’ on the hook like end of paperclip, and stuck it through the spout hole. The glue keeps it in, along with the ‘U’ hook on paperclip.

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This is what it looked like when completed!

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I hung it on a shepherd hook. I also took a dollar store solar light and stuck it inside the bucket (stake included) You want to be sure the sun can see the solar.

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