Friday, April 30, 2010

Watering Can Centerpiece- Part 1

I found this cute little watering can at Roberts the other day for 2 bucks. I thought it was cute so I picked it up and headed home to see what I could do to make it even cuter.
First thing I did was find some really cute paper to cover it. I just wanted it to go around the main part and the handles so I found 2 matching papers to add a little contrast and then got to work cutting around all of the little pieces of the can.
Next thing I did was mod podge the paper on. I left the spout alone, thought it had more personality that way. Then I took 3 distress inks (use whichever you think will look best with your paper) and rubbed it first around the edges (I always just use a paper towel) and then cover the rest of the paper, before finishing with a last coat of mod podge.  Sorry I don't have a ton of pics of the process, but this was a really simple project. And the finished project...

Stay tuned for part 2 :D

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23 comments:

RJ @ A Life Designed said...

Hopping over from A Few of My Favorite Things.

So cute! I have a similar can sitting in the basement window sill waiting for some love... looking forward to part 2!

Lisa said...

Thats so adorable. I have two very old metal watering cans that I just took from the garage... perhaps that might be just the treatment for them!
Thanks
Lisa

Meg said...

So cute! I just bought one of these at Good Will! This is a nice way to make it cute for my daughter to use. Can't wait to see part 2!

Atticmag said...

Those cans are like a blank canvas. Great idea. Jane F

Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

What a fun idea! I have an old watering can in my garage and I can't wait to transform it!

Ann said...

Great idea! Once again, just something I never would have thought of doing...this is why I love decorating blogs, so, so many wonderful ideas.:)
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

Amelia@MyTwoRedheads said...

I have a few old watering cans I was thinking of planting herbs in. I think I might try this first! Great idea, thanks for posting!

Jane@Little House of Projects said...

Very cute - can't wait to see the next step.

Stephanie Lynn said...

Super cute - Love the paper you used! Would love to have you stop by the Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance! Can't wait to see your project - look like it will be perfect for spring!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Cute idea and I luv that paper!

Blessings,
Linda

JHill said...

What a cute start! Excited to see the rest of the project.

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

Kaysi said...

That is super cute!! I love the colors!

Stephanie Lynn said...

I can't wait to see this come together! The water can is super cute with your touches! Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week. Hope to see you again next Sunday! ~ Stephanie Lynn

{All Thingz Related} said...

Very clever! I love the papers you chose! Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!

Jennifer Juniper said...

You really can't tell that that's paper over it! Love it :)

Lizzy @ Lizzy Designs said...

Cute! Well done. :)

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

Very cute watering can. I love what you did to it!! Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.

Room to Inspire said...

What a great way to jazz up an ordinary watering can! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today.

Chelsea

jenjen said...

Cute - I can't wait to see the second part too!

XOXO
Jen

Kristi Flanagan said...

Awe - I love it! I want one!!!! =0)

Thanks for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party! Come plant again on Friday!

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

Amy Bowman said...

that is really cute, makes my watering can look so ho-hum!
thanks for linking up to "Anti-Procrastination Tuesdays!" Hope to see you again tomorrow!

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ascrapoftime said...

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