Garden

Watering Can Makeover


Do you have something in your garden that could use an update?  Me too!  I found this old galvanized watering can at a garage sale 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

watering can makeover, crafts, gardening, how to

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

watering can makeover, crafts, gardening, how to

watering can makeover, crafts, gardening, how to

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

watering can makeover, crafts, gardening, how to

Aren’t these glass fillers pretty! Love the dollar stores.

watering can makeover, crafts, gardening, how to

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.

watering can makeover, crafts, gardening, how to

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

watering can makeover, crafts, gardening, how to

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.

watering can makeover, crafts, gardening, how to

This is what it looked like when completed!

watering can makeover, crafts, gardening, how to

And that was it! I hung it next to one of the hummingbird feeders.

watering can makeover, crafts, gardening, how to

I decided to move it to one of the gardens…..looks like the plant is being watered. Last night I came up with a idea. You know those small led lights that come on a timer? A pic of them is below. Anyway, I put the timer part in the bucket and wove the lights into the crystal strands, and it looks so awesome at night…like real water…so pretty….so sparkly

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check out more of my creations at: kelleysdiy.com

Materials used for this project:

  • Glass gems  (dollar store)
  • Goop glue  (had on hand)
  • Crystals  (had on hand)
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31 thoughts on “Watering Can Makeover”

    1. Thank you Irene! It was a lot of fun decorating. It really jazzed it up. If you don’t have a galvanized watering can, Rustoleum actually has a galvanized color spray paint that you can use on a plastic one (cheaper) then decorate too!

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      1. Be sure to let paint dry completely before applying gems. Use a CLEAR marine adhesive glue, so you wont’ see the glue through the gems when applied. Have fun creating!!! Love to see it when your finished!❤️️🤗❤️️

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    1. thank you so very much, you made my morning happy! your so sweet! If you want to do this, but don’t want to spend the money on a galvanized watering can, you can purchase a cheap plastic one, then spray paint with Rustoleum galvanized spray paint. It really updates and looks real. Then decorate. I am so happy you liked the beads. It was a last minute thought!❤️️🤗

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      1. Oh no! I’m resting awhile.. I just sold my 2nd fixer upper…Looking for 3rd. The past year with all the surgeries and all, it took a lot longer…almost 8 months! My boot came off today…I feel soooo free!

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      2. Go for it – you’re beautiful and talented as all get go – seriously Kelley – don’t underestimate yourself. You just come up with so many cool ideas over and over and they are doable projects that people of all skill levels can do – big audience out there!!

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