Rustic Coffee Decorated Tin Can Watering Can

I’m always trying to find something fun and new to do with empty cans. This recycled canned watering can idea is an adorable garden decoration! This is a fun and easy craft that uses items that you already have on hand to add a decorative addition to your home, mantel, or garden. It’s even a perfect gift for your garden friends!

Recycled canned watering cans

I like all the professions that help me not to throw things in the trash. Even better if I could use them as adorable decorations or give them as a gift. This is exactly this kind of Craft. When people hear what you made that tin can out of, they’re gone.

If you like garden decorations, then you are in for a treat! I love adding fun things to my garden as decoration, and it goes great with this DIY lawn and garden ornament. You can even put it in the recycled flowerpot near this cute little frog! Such a fun way to bring joy to your garden! Using it as a function in your garden will make your outdoor spaces more rustic and chic.

Can this be used to actually water the plants?

Unfortunately, no. This canned watering can is only for decoration. Although you can add water to the can, the spout is not functional. It is simply a decoration and not a functional watering can.

What can I use to make the handle?

I used floral thread when I made my handle. To form the handle, I simply folded it and covered it with twisted floral thread. You can wrap it with Washi tape or floral aluminum foil to hold it in place, then paint it to match the rest of the box. The key is to shape the shape, and then make it beautiful with the decorative ribbon or beads after attaching and painting it.

What can I use to make the spout?

I use rolled paper to make the spout. Cardstock, scrapbooking paper, thin cardboard, plastic or even foam paper can all be easily cut and shaped into the shape of a spout. You basically roll it into a triangular tube and glue it, then you cut the end so that it rests evenly against the box and even at the end as if you could pour water from the box.

What other items can I use to cover the watering can?

This garden decoration has a natural feel. I like to use things that keep that natural, rustic feel, like the coffee beans I’m using in my example. I have the impression that it looks like stones or seeds. Twine or even burlap would also look great.

You can use just about anything suitable for cans. If you keep the rustic and natural theme, you can use stone or bark. If you want a little more glamor in the water box, you can use pearls or precious stones. You can also use glitter. There are so many ways to decorate this watering can. You can do it today in one way and tomorrow in the other. It makes great gifts for the gardeners in your life.

How can I protect The exterior?

I like to spray any garden decoration like this with a sealant. The application of the spray is becoming faster and faster and allows you to simultaneously cover a larger area with the sealant. Mod Podge is another Option. There are different varieties, but you can simply spread it all over the box to coat it and then let it dry. I love small items and going into all areas to make sure everything is well covered.

The box doesn’t need to be smeared, but if you plan to leave it outside for a real-time, it’s a good idea to cover it so that it lasts a little longer. Otherwise, you may prefer to just use it indoors to create a whimsical centerpiece that can hold flowers, or even sit on a desk to hold pens and pencils.

Necessary Supplies

  • Tin can
  • Brown Craft Paint
  • Coffee bean
  • Cardboard
  • Floral thread
  • Brown Washi tape or floral envelope
  • Pearl beads
  • Brush
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot glue sticks

How to turn a can into a dummy watering can

Start with a flower length of about 12″ and fold it in half.

Then use floral film or Washi tape to wrap the folded floral thread to hold it together.

After rolling them up, bend the ends to create a handle shape for your watering can.

Glue the handle to the side of the box and set it aside.

Cut a piece of cardboard or thick paper into a square or rectangle, then roll it into a tube, one end of which is wider than the other to form a spout. Glue them along the edges to secure them.

Trim the ends of the spout to make it even, then glue the widest end to the tin can in front of the handle.

Now paint the box, handle and spout brown and set them aside so that they dry completely. It usually takes from 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Once the paint on the can is completely dry, start adding the coffee beans.

Start from the bottom of the box and glue it to the outside until the entire box is covered.

Then stick more beans along the spout and go around it until it is covered.

Then add beads along the outside of the handle.

When you’re done with the ornaments, you can use them in your garden or as a centerpiece!

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