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Topic: Clever watering can, includes recycling!  (Read 17519 times)
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« on: June 13, 2010 07:49:25 PM »

I had been hanging onto this last empty bottle of laundry detergent for a fun craft project and I finally got around to doing something with it.



I decided to make it into a watering can, but I wanted it to be cuter.  So clearly, I first gave it a good rinsing.  Then I used that blue painters tape and cut out a floral type design.



Then I gave it a good spraying with some brown spray paint.  



I decided not to paint the blue top because it was a nice color to begin with and gives a nice contrast.  I just used a hammer and nail to puncture holes into the top.



I like the part on the back that shows how much liquid is in it, so I saved that.



And it actually works rather well!
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2010 07:54:24 PM »

What a great idea and a great way to recycle something!
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2010 08:21:07 PM »

Very cute idea! I will have to make one of these as soon as I run out of detergent  Grin I love how you decorated it as well!
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2010 08:22:16 PM »

wow...all I can say is...impressive...it is definitely cute! IS the painters tape a pain to work with?
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2010 08:36:39 PM »

this totally rocks
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2010 11:05:45 PM »

this is genius! If I had any skill drawing shapes and such I would try this!
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2010 11:37:36 PM »

What a great upcycle! I am going to have to keep this mind after our move when I'm able to have plants again! You did an amazing job!
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2010 02:56:55 AM »

Very cute and a great way to recycle Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2010 04:36:56 AM »

This is perfect - I'm going to make one for my mum Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2010 05:17:31 AM »

So cool!  *This rocks!*
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