Pinterest 365 – Day 10 – DIY Watering Can

This past summer I planted tomatoes in containers on our deck.  I would water them everyday, sometimes with the hose and other times, when I was in a rush, with a pitcher.  I often thought it would be nice to have some kind of watering can.

Well today I have one and it works beautifully.  It was also completely free and non-wasty.  Yeah!

I found the tutorial on the “A Journey to a Dream” blog.



It was super easy and fast.  First, I made sure to save my 1/2 gallon milk carton and wash it.  Then I found a sharp needle and a candle (I needed the flame).  The tutorial talked about heating the needle with a match flame, but I’m a chicken with matches so I lit a candle and ran the needle through that flame.  It’s important that the needle is hot so it will melt the plastic lid.  And melt it does – like butter!

After I finished making a number of holes in the lid, I filled the bottle with water and attached the lid.  The water flowed out beautifully and will work perfectly the next time I need to water a plant.  I think I will make a couple more.  And I’m seriously considering these as Christmas gifts (just kidding :-)) 



“Does this mean you’re not going to use the hose anymore?  ‘Cause that would be fine with me.  I’m not a huge fan of the hose.”

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3 Responses to Pinterest 365 – Day 10 – DIY Watering Can

  1. Great idea. You could make a few and add some liquid feed and leave them in a warm greenhouse ready to feed your plants.

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