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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Love Bug Wineglass DIY

Love Bug Wineglass DIY. Make your own adorable Love Bug Wineglass. This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to easily make a wine glass love bug which is perfect for a centerpiece, mantel decor or table decorations this Valentine's Day, or for a wonderful spring or summer craft! If you are looking for an adorable craft project, this is it!





Love Bug Wineglass DIY

Make your own adorable Love Bug Wineglass. This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to easily make a wine glass love bug which is perfect for a centerpiece, mantel decor or table decorations this Valentine’s Day, or for a wonderful spring or summer craft! If you are looking for an adorable craft project, this is it!

This love bug wine glass was made with hearts for Valentine’s Day. Simply make the circles instead of hearts and you can use this sweet wine glass decoration as spring or summer decor! They can go just about anywhere… round out your centerpiece (or make them the focus of your centerpiece), on a mantel, large window ledge, side table, etc. These love bug glasses can be customized for a holiday (such as Valentine’s Day), a season (such as spring or summer decor), or out year-round.

I simply adore painted wine glass decor, as evidenced by the Turkey Wine Glass DIY, DIY Wine Glass Snowman, DIY Wine Glass Witch and the DIY Pineapple Candle Holder crafts I have shared in the past. But the truth is, these painted wine glass crafts are simple to make, fun, and are finished in no time flat. Truly just about any adult can make them.

So, if you are looking for a fun Valentine’s Day or Spring/Summer craft to make, give these cuties a try! You can make one, three or one for everyone at your table!

Love Bug Wineglass DIY. Make your own adorable Love Bug Wineglass. This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to easily make a wine glass love bug which is perfect for a centerpiece, mantel decor or table decorations this Valentine's Day, or for a wonderful spring or summer craft! If you are looking for an adorable craft project, this is it!


Love Bug Wineglass DIY Materials:

Any Wine Glass(es) style=
Paint Brushes
Small Easel or Paper Plate
• Paint in Red, Black, and White
FolkArt, 437 Lipstick Red (red)
FolkArt, 4001 Wicker White (white)
FolkArt, 2934 Licorice (black)
Red Glitter Paint
Glue Gun
• Glue Sticks
Red Glitter Pipe Cleaners
Tea Lights (for decoration)

Love Bug Wineglass DIY. Make your own adorable Love Bug Wineglass. This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to easily make a wine glass love bug which is perfect for a centerpiece, mantel decor or table decorations this Valentine's Day, or for a wonderful spring or summer craft! If you are looking for an adorable craft project, this is it!


Love Bug Wineglass DIY Instructions:

• Lay down a covering to protect your work surface.
• Paint the inside of your wineglass red with your paintbrush (you can use a foam paintbrush).
• Allow to dry.

Love Bug Wineglass DIY. Make your own adorable Love Bug Wineglass. This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to easily make a wine glass love bug which is perfect for a centerpiece, mantel decor or table decorations this Valentine's Day, or for a wonderful spring or summer craft! If you are looking for an adorable craft project, this is it!


• Turn your glass upside down and paint a black stripe down the bowl of the glass with a small triangle shape on the top and the bottom half a larger oval to be the ladybug’s face.
• Allow to dry.

Love Bug Wineglass DIY. Make your own adorable Love Bug Wineglass. This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to easily make a wine glass love bug which is perfect for a centerpiece, mantel decor or table decorations this Valentine's Day, or for a wonderful spring or summer craft! If you are looking for an adorable craft project, this is it!


• Once the black paint is dry, paint the rest of the wine glass red.
• Allow to dry.
• Once the red paint is dry, paint a second coat with red glitter paint.
• Allow to dry.

Love Bug Wineglass DIY. Make your own adorable Love Bug Wineglass. This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to easily make a wine glass love bug which is perfect for a centerpiece, mantel decor or table decorations this Valentine's Day, or for a wonderful spring or summer craft! If you are looking for an adorable craft project, this is it!


Love Bug Wineglass DIY. Make your own adorable Love Bug Wineglass. This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to easily make a wine glass love bug which is perfect for a centerpiece, mantel decor or table decorations this Valentine's Day, or for a wonderful spring or summer craft! If you are looking for an adorable craft project, this is it!


• Paint small black hearts on each side of the glass with a small paint brush.
• Paint two small white dots onto the bottom black oval.
• Allow to dry completely.
• Paint two black dots onto the white circles to give depth to the eyes.
• Allow to dry completely.

Love Bug Wineglass DIY. Make your own adorable Love Bug Wineglass. This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to easily make a wine glass love bug which is perfect for a centerpiece, mantel decor or table decorations this Valentine's Day, or for a wonderful spring or summer craft! If you are looking for an adorable craft project, this is it!


• Wrap your pipe cleaners around one of the paint brushes or a pencil to form spirals.
• Hot glue one on the back of each side of the glass to make antennas.

Love Bug Wineglass DIY. Make your own adorable Love Bug Wineglass. This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to easily make a wine glass love bug which is perfect for a centerpiece, mantel decor or table decorations this Valentine's Day, or for a wonderful spring or summer craft! If you are looking for an adorable craft project, this is it!


• Top off with a tea light candle (flameless may be best due to the pipe cleaners) and set this cute little wine glass in the middle of your table, on your fireplace mantel or an end table for a great Valentine or Sping or Summer decoration! Make a group of three in the same or in staggered height and set the trio among hearts and flowers for a sweet centerpiece.

• To print the Love Bug Wineglass DIY Instructions, click here.


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