How to Make a Watering Can Planter

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!





How to Make a Watering Can Planter

You will not believe how easy it is to transform a simple watering can into a planter for herbs, flowers, and other small plants. In just moments, transform your boring patio or yard into something amazing with the watering can planter!

This is a great recycle craft (upcycle craft?) if you have an old watering can laying about. You can use a small can (the one in this tutorial is small) a large can, or in-between! One size will be just right to fit on the deck with your patio furniture, inside your house on a windowsill or on the kitchen table, or simply in your garden as part of the garden art and decor!

A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!

If you do not have an old watering can handy and would like to purchase one to do this project, stop at your local Home Depot or nearest gardening center for a great selection!

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


Watering Can Planter Supplies:

• 1 Watering Can
• Drill
• Rocks, Broken Pottery, etc (for drainage)
• Potting Soil
Gardening Hand Trowel
• Small Plants
• Tray (to catch water from watering if this is not set in your garden)

Watering Can Planter Directions:

• Make sure your watering can is free of debris and wash it with soap. If you are reusing an old watering can and had used it to mix with something besides water, this will remove any old residue that may harm your new plants. Not sure which plants to use? Well here are 75 Acid Loving Plants (from slightly acidic to OMG must have acid soil!) and 75 Alkaline Friendly Plants (from slight alkaline soil to very alkaline) to help get you started on your choices. Recognize that most potting soil is going to be closer to neutral, but read the package before deciding!

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


• Make a drainage hole in the bottom of your watering can using an electric drill (as always, read the manufacturer safety recommendations before using any power tool). This will help you not overwater your plants.
• Place a few rocks, stone, broken pieces of pottery in the bottom of your watering can (without blocking your drainage hole(s). This will also help promote drainage.
• Fill the watering can mostly full of soil.

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


• Use the trowel to dig a hole in the center of the can for your plants. The flowers seen in this tutorial were broken into smaller sections and planted around the inside of the watering can (remember, a small can was used in this tutorial).

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


• Place a tray underneath your watering can to catch excess moisture from watering if you plan on placing your can anywhere other than in your garden.

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


• Water your soil with another watering can. Do not over-water even if you have a drainage hole in the bottom of your watering can.

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


• That is it! Place your watering can planter in a sunny spot or in the shade depending on what type of plants(s) you chose to grow. Make sure to check your can every day or two to see if it needs water as shallow containers dry out quickly.
• If you keep your watering can planter outside, when frost threatens, just take the watering can planter inside!

This is truly a simple and easy way to reuse old watering cans while adding a touch of garden art to your outdoor (or indoor!) garden.


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Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial

Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!





Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial

Ah, fairy gardens! They can be made with living plants including flowers, moss, etc, or with faux (fake) mini trees, animals, fairies, grass, etc. This spring fairy garden DIY tutorial uses manufactured plants and decorations (fake). You could place this spring fairy garden outside for decor, or use the spring fairy garden on a table as part of a centerpiece. This is highly individual, so you are only bound by your own imagination. Spring was spelled out in the white mini stones, but you could spell out Easter, or eliminate a word entirely.

Instead of using a broken pot, the base of a 12″ Terra Cotta Flower Pot was used.

While I linked to materials below, I strongly suggest you head over to your local Michaels, Hobby Lobby or JoAnn’s to see and feel what you plan on using in your spring fairy garden. Your local Dollar Tree or Big Lots is an excellent source for glass stones and even filling sands.

Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


Spring Fairy Garden Supplies:

Terra Cotta Flower Pot Saucer, at least 12 inches wide
• Filler such as White Sand, White Mini Stones, or Gravel
• Assorted Glass Gems or Sstones
Mini Chenille Chicks
• Assorted Small Furniture Pieces (dinette set is ideal)
• Mini Eggs and Basket
• Pastel Colored Trees or Flowers – such as Bottle Brush Trees or maybe these Bottle Brush Trees
• Mini Greenery
• Assorted Wood Letter Tiles
Enamel Paint: Pastel Colors
Paint Brushes
Small Easel or Paper Plate

Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


Spring Fairy Garden Directions:

• Begin by applying a strip of paint in your choice of pastel color around the rim of the terra cotta saucer. If you wish you can color the entire saucer, however, once it is filled it may be hard to see the color, which is why this terra cotta saucer is just painted at the rim.
• Allow the paint to dry completely.

• Fill the terra cotta saucer approximately 2/3 of the way full with a filler such as white sand or white mini gravel.

Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


• If you are looking to this tutorial as a guide for your miniature fairy garden accessories, place the pastel trees (bottle brush trees were used) along the back of the saucer. They are taller than the rest of the fairy garden items so you want them in the back so as not to obstruct any of the other fairy garden decor from view.
• Push down a bit so the trees remain upright.
• Place some small greenery pieces along the tree line to create shrubs.

Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


• Assemble the dinette set. This is set up to look as if the chicks are having a little party. Place a chick to each chair and arranged the dinette set with some mini eggs and grass on top of the table.
• Push into your filler a bit so they remain upright.

Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


• Take some wooden letter tiles or old Scrabble tiles and spell out a word of your choosing. This craft used “Spring”, but “Easter”, “Rebirth”, etc anything that is a has a springy connotation would work. Or, no tiles at all if you do not have them or care for them. If you are using tiles, arrange the tiles so the word(s) is spelled correctly and that the tiles are wedged into the filler allowing them to stand upright.
• Decorate around the tiles with some additional chicks, so it looks like they are hiding behind them or even assembling them.

Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


• Add in some additional features, such as a glass stone walkway or additional chicks (or bunnies).

Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


• All these spring fairy garden accessories were left unglued so children can play and interact with this spring fairy garden. If you wish for it to be more of a display piece, you can use hot glue to glue the pieces in place.


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DIY Easter Egg Wreath

DIY Easter Egg Wreath. This Easter egg grapevine wreath is a wonderful spring door craft. This cute, simple to make, Easter egg wreath is an inexpensive Easter decoration, perfect decor for your door, over your fireplace or on a wall.





DIY Easter Egg Wreath

I love everything flowers, bunnies, green, yellow, pink springtime things, and of course, Easter eggs. For this wreath design, it was decided to use up some of those plastic Easter eggs that we all always seem to have way too many of! Spring has sprung and the Easter eggs are multiplying!

Like most of the crafts you will find on this blog, this is easily customizable. Different ribbons, different eggs, monochrome, lots of different colors – you decide what works best with your decor and your personal decorating taste. It is all fun and Easter-y. There is no need to follow a pattern – which is great for the patterned-challenged!!

Note: a 12″ Grapevine Wreath was used to make this DIY Easter Wreath. If you go larger or smaller, adjust your materials accordingly.

If you would like some other cute and easy spring/Easter crafts, this No Sew Sock Bunny is adorable! Had a different wreath idea in mind? How about this Easy DIY Bunny Butt Wreath!? This Spring Themed DIY Framed Dot Art is simple to make, and those of you with children may want to consider this Easter Bunny Garland!

DIY Easter Egg Wreath. This Easter egg grapevine wreath is a wonderful spring door craft. This cute, simple to make, Easter egg wreath is an inexpensive Easter decoration, perfect decor for your door, over your fireplace or on a wall.


The materials needed are linked below if you wish to see exactly what they are and/or buy online. Otherwise, write down the list and head over to your nearest Michaels for the supplies that you do not already have handy.

DIY Easter Egg Wreath Supplies Needed:

• Scissors
• 1 12″ Grapevine Wreath
Glue Gun
• Glue Sticks
• 3 yards ½ inch Spring Ribbon (any color!)
• 12 Plastic Polka Dot Eggs, Large, Multicolor (more if you want to double or triple up the eggs, or if you used a larger wreath)

DIY Easter Egg Wreath. This Easter egg grapevine wreath is a wonderful spring door craft. This cute, simple to make, Easter egg wreath is an inexpensive Easter decoration, perfect decor for your door, over your fireplace or on a wall.


DIY Easter Egg Wreath Directions:

• Make a decision on where you are placing your plastic Easter eggs,
• This tutorial uses single eggs around the grapevine wreath with a bunch of eggs in the bottom center. You may prefer clusters of two or three.
• Do not yet attach your eggs.

• Wrap the spring colored ribbon around your wreath.
• Tie the ribbon around the wreath and knot it so it does not slip away.
• Wrap the ribbon around the entire wreath several times until you reach your starting point. How many wraps you make is dependent upon how many plastic eggs you have decided to use. You can space closer together or further apart.
• Tie the ribbon together and cut off any excess.

DIY Easter Egg Wreath. This Easter egg grapevine wreath is a wonderful spring door craft. This cute, simple to make, Easter egg wreath is an inexpensive Easter decoration, perfect decor for your door, over your fireplace or on a wall.


• Hot glue the plastic eggs where you want them on the grapevine wreath.
• If you will be removing the eggs after the holiday and reusing the grapevine wreath, hot glue the eggs to the ribbon (as shown).
• If you are not reusing the grapevine wreath for another project, securely fasten the eggs to either the ribbon or the grapevine wreath with hot glue.
• Leave a space at the bottom or side of your grapevine wreath to attach the egg cluster (you are making it next, see below).

DIY Easter Egg Wreath. This Easter egg grapevine wreath is a wonderful spring door craft. This cute, simple to make, Easter egg wreath is an inexpensive Easter decoration, perfect decor for your door, over your fireplace or on a wall.


DIY Easter Egg Wreath. This Easter egg grapevine wreath is a wonderful spring door craft. This cute, simple to make, Easter egg wreath is an inexpensive Easter decoration, perfect decor for your door, over your fireplace or on a wall.


• Glue several eggs together to form a cluster. Leave the back flat for easy attachment to the grapevine wreath. This tutorial used six Easter eggs, but you can use more or less according to taste.

DIY Easter Egg Wreath. This Easter egg grapevine wreath is a wonderful spring door craft. This cute, simple to make, Easter egg wreath is an inexpensive Easter decoration, perfect decor for your door, over your fireplace or on a wall.


• Tie the remaining spring riboon around the bunch of eggs and make a pretty bow. Secure with hot glue if necessary.

DIY Easter Egg Wreath. This Easter egg grapevine wreath is a wonderful spring door craft. This cute, simple to make, Easter egg wreath is an inexpensive Easter decoration, perfect decor for your door, over your fireplace or on a wall.


DIY Easter Egg Wreath. This Easter egg grapevine wreath is a wonderful spring door craft. This cute, simple to make, Easter egg wreath is an inexpensive Easter decoration, perfect decor for your door, over your fireplace or on a wall.


• Glue the bunch of eggs to the center of your wreath.
• You can glue it to the bottom like shown in this tutorial, at the top with the ribbon strands hanging in the center of the wreath or off to the side.

DIY Easter Egg Wreath. This Easter egg grapevine wreath is a wonderful spring door craft. This cute, simple to make, Easter egg wreath is an inexpensive Easter decoration, perfect decor for your door, over your fireplace or on a wall.


Hang your wreath from a doorway, place it over your mantle, hang it over a doorknob, display it on the wall, or put it in front of a hallway mirror. You could also place it in the center of your dining room or kitchen table to become part of an Easter or Spring tablescape!

• To print the DIY Easter Egg Wreath Instructions, click here.


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