Decorative Watering Can Centerpiece & Easter Budget Craft Hop

Can you imagine a Decorative Watering Can Centerpiece for your outdoor dining?  Mine was inspired by a trip to the Target dollar spot! 
DIY DecorativeDIY Watering Can Flower Pot Centerpiece. an easy Mod Podge

Keep reading and see how to make your own Decorative Watering Can Centerpiece. Then take a peep at 11 more dollar store inspired Easter and Spring decor ideas from some of my talented blogging friends.

Each of us was given a budget of no more than $10 and challenged to create an Easter inspired craft using items from the dollar store or dollar section of our local stores.

If you have any budget friendly Easter crafts to share, please add it to the link-up at the bottom of this post so it can be seen on all of our blogs!

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DIY DEcorative Watering Can Flower Pot

You only need a few supplies. Chances are pretty good that you already have most of these items in your craft stash. I did.

  • Galvanized watering can ($5 at Target dollar spot)
  • Mod Podge (I used Outdoor Mod Podge)
  • Pretty craft paper such as scrapbook paper

Easy project with my total cost only $5!

Begin with a galvanized metal watering can

Begin by measuring and cutting your paper. I chose to leave a gap at the top and bottom of my watering can to show off it’s galvanized personality. 

Apply Mod Podge in small sections as shown.

Apply your craft paper in sections

Because the watering can is more narrow at the top than the bottom, you will have to apply the paper in sections.  I have 3 sections of paper on each side. 

NOTE: You may not want a patterned paper if the process of matching up the design might be stressful. I will admit to questioning my choice of paper design. But I was determined to use paper from my stash and while there is plenty, it took me forever to select which one I wanted to use on this project.

I’ll show you how I matched up the sections below.

Overlap the next piece of craft paper taking care to measure more on the wide end

When placing each additional piece of paper, I matched the pattern as closely as possible. The important thing was trying to keep the  at top and bottom all the way around. I wanted the galvanized metal to be exposed. My top gap is about 1 inch and the bottom is just under 2 inches. 

How to hide the

How to hide the seams. 

First, try to match your design as closely as possible when making the paper cuts. Be sure to have plenty of paper with your design.

Second, I cut out the roses from my extra paper and glued them in place along the seams. Placing the roses along the seams almost made the seam disappear.

TIP: Manicure scissors are great for cutting tiny designs in paper.

DIY Decorative Metal Watering Can Centerpiece

I used a contrasting paper design for the spout and the handle.

DIY Decorative Watering Can Flower

We are well on our way to decorating our outdoor space this spring. I plan to use my Decorative Watering Can Centerpiece on our deck dining table.

You can see my Easy Garden Party decor in the background which was a fun upcycle project.  We have more projects on the horizon for this spring and summer. Subscribe to our newsletter published once a week for all of our projects.

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Looking for more budget friendly Easter crafts? Visit these blogs for their creative ideas! And be sure to share your $10 or less Easter crafts in the link-up below and be seen on all 12 blogs!

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Made in a Day || My Pinterventures || Val Event Gal || Small Stuff Counts

Intelligent Domestications || Olives ‘n’ Okra

The Robin’s Nest Designs || Flourishing at Home


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  1. This is definitely a great idea for the patio or kitchen. You did a great job at matching the seams, too. Thank for sharing your post at the Over the Moon Link Party. I followed all of the other ladies on Twitter and Google+.

  2. I LOVE what you did to that watering can! You really jazzed it up. I’m also in love with Mod Podge. I didn’t realize there was one especially for outdoor use. I need to rush right out and get it.

  3. Shirley, this is so cute! I love how you took such a simple watering can and made it so pretty and functional. Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday.

  4. Ah Shirley, this is gorgeous! I saw it earlier on Instagram and loved it. I like that the roses hid the seams and made it look even. I also love the photo with the coke bottles in the background. So beautiful and frugal!!

    1. Oh, I hope they do because I’d love to see how you decorate it. I always enjoy your crafting creativity. I’m still looking for an old rocking horse at yard sales! 🙂

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