Did you, by chance, leave your metal watering can outside during winter freezes this year? Did it, by chance, have water in it?
If so, welcome to my ruined metal watering can club!
My watering can is one of three that my neighbor (in Georgia) and I painted about ten years ago. We painted one can to cheer a neighbor who’d been sick, and then we each made a can for ourselves. After a trip to Target to buy some new metal cans, my friend-the-awesome-painter gave me a few pointers. Friends are so much fun, aren’t they, y’all?
This was my first whimsical painting experience. Can’t you tell? Ha!
The can lasted a lot longer than I expected, given the fact that I’m not always careful to empty it before winter. Ugh!
The craft paint we used for the project even lasted pretty well.
The current little gap at the base of the spout seems to be the only permanent damage. That bulge from the ice just ripped her right open.
It’s a good thing I keep most things broken in The Land of Making Do…
Now that the can has a good drainage hole, it’ll make a wonderful flower-pot.
I used my diapering trick (not for patching leaks, but for extending the watering cycle).
You don’t have to diaper your soil if you don’t want to. But I did it for those long, hot, dry summer days ahead.
The May Breeze Flox smells so good! Don’t you love Flox?
After potting your flowers, find a hook and hang her up someplace fun, y’all.
I’m so glad I didn’t throw her away!
It’ll make me smile every time I go through the back door.
Do you have a ruined watering can to use as a hanging pot? Do you have one that’s not ruined? You can drill holes in the bottom for drainage and pot some flowers in it! I won’t tell anyone it’s new…pinky promise. 😉
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