Fun fun! I’ve been looking for a watering can for my indoor plants, but they are all either too big or too plastic and I just want a small metal thing to do the job. Not too hard to find, right? Well, apparently I haven’t been looking in the right places.
So on a recent trek to Target I found a super cheap bright pink metal watering can. Whoa!
Of course I had to make it mine- so I went about personalizing it in the following fashion. By the way, this would make a great father’s day present if your dad is a gardener!
I drew out a bird shape and some cursive lettering on medium weight paper.
Roughly cut out the design, not the details, then adheared double-sided tape to the back of the paper. Warning: the tape must have a removable backing on it to keep it from sticking to your work surface.
Cut out the design with an exacto knife on a cutting mat. You want a sharp knife so that the blade doesn’t just pull the paper away from the tape.
Remove the backing of the tape.
Stick the design wherever you want on whatever clean, flat surface you desire. Smooth the paper down so that all the edges are stuck well.
Take a trip outside, set it on some newspapers that have been spread out on the grass. Hold your pray can fairly far away while you spray- and be sure to get all angles (I didn’t get under the spout very well). This works better if you have a workbench or something taller to spray paint on. Let it dry!
Once dry, check for any spots you missed. None? Great! Gently pull off the paper and double-sided stick tape. It shouldn’t put up much of a fight. Wa-la! You’ve got a personalized piece!
So easy! And why stop at watering cans?