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June 7, 2013

Watering Can Planter and Mod Podge!

What a glorious summer day we're having today.  It's in the low 70's, low humidity, and sunny.... can you ask for any better weather than that!

I've had this watering can planter for several years but I never liked it much because it was just too shiny and boring.  I thought about it a bunch and decided I'd try a little Mod Podge project with it.
I had this wide roll of burlap that I decided to 
apply to it.  My goal was to give it a little more
rustic appearance.

This turned out to be a stinker because the top is wider than the bottom and I had to fuss a lot with the burlap to get it to lay flat, which involved a few snips here and there.  

I added this rope to the top edge and then I decided to wrap the pouring spout with it too (I soaked it in the modge podge before I applied it).  It's not actually a real watering can- it even has holes in the bottom for drainage too.

 I put a variety of annuals in it and I added some metal cone flowers and a butterfly for whimsy.  The lobelia will fill out and drape off the edges soon.  
I thought about putting a No. 2 on it since that seems to be so popular, but I wasn't convinced that I wouldn't goof it up, so I chickened out!

It's starting to fill out and should be real cute
in a few more weeks!

(P.S.- I discovered after I was done that there is an "outdoor" version of Mod Podge that I probably should have used)

So now I'm off to work on my fairy garden (s).
I've been making some changes there too!

I'm joining Between Naps on the Porch
for
Metamorphosis Monday
and
 Our Home  Away from Home
for
Tuesdays at our Home #14

10 comments:

  1. It certainly turned out cute, even if you did have to fuss with it a little bit!

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  2. So fun Liz! I love the addition of the burlap and the rope wrapped around the spout! Happy Gardening :)

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  3. Putting the burlap and rope on your watering can really transformed it in a lovely way. Seems to make the flowers look extra special. I've used the outdoor mod podge on fabric and it makes the fabric feel like oil cloth or leather and it is very pliable. Not sure if I like it either. Haven't tried it on burlap though.

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  4. That`s a cute idea, Liz. The final product looks lovely.

    -Karen

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  5. This is such a great idea, Liz! I have a watering can that used to be a pretty shade of green, but it faded over the winter. Lazy me should have brought it in. Anyway, this sure gives me some inspiration to do something with it!

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  6. Great job, Liz! The burlap and Mod Podge really did the trick. I didn't know that MP came in an outdoor kind either. Thanks for the tip. I somehow missed your fairy garden, so I'm headed to your garden blog to see what's growing.

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  7. Goodness, you've been a busy little bee!! I don't know how you keep up with your business, your home, cooking and the wonderful projects you do!! I love the planter!

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  8. I wish I had your energy and your weather, we are still in the 100's! Not for working outside during day. Your watering can is so adorable.

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  9. So clever. Love the look! You have been a busy lady creating all of these projects. Enjoy....

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  10. This turned out really cute! Love the idea!

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