With the beautiful weather we are having here in Providence, I have been motivated to get out in my garden and start spring cleaning the beds, planting my pots and sprucing up the patio.
Stashed in my garage, I found these two metal watering cans: one vintage and one brand new. With a bit of creative flourish, I envisioned them making interesting centerpieces for my patio table in preparation for all the summer entertaining that I plan on doing!
This project is super simple, and takes no more than a half an hour- tops!
Metal watering can
Waterproof Modge Podge
Paper flower cut- out (I found these images in a vintage botanical book I happened to have)
1. Make sure the outside of the watering can is clean and dry before starting project.
2. Cut out your flower (or botanical) decal, and, using a brush, cover the backside with a coat of Modge Podge.
3. Stick the cut-out to the watering can and give it a top coat of Modge Podge. Use a wet cloth to clean up any drips or smears (although Modge Podge dries clear, smudges and drips will show on the bare metal).
4. Allow to dry thoroughly before using to water plants!
Note: I plan on bringing these in when it rains, because although I used waterproof Modge Podge, I don't want to test my luck!
If you get inspired to do this project or something similar-- please do send us a link! We'd love to see what you came up with.
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