DIY Watering Can

Maybe this title should be DIY Watering Jar? Either way… this post is bringing me back to the days when DIY was less for fun and more just for practical, everyday use. Honestly, I wasn’t even going to share this on here but I’ve been using this every day – so maybe one of you will need one for something similar! Since I started my seeds for my new garden this year, I needed a watering can that could hold more than 1/2 cup of water like the one I have now – I have to refill it 50 times to water all the plants throughout the house. I’ve had my eyes on a few beautiful watering cans (here. here. and here.) for around the house but hadn’t committed to one yet and my little seedlings are popping up and need some water! So I grabbed an old pickle jar that was about to go out with the recycling and put together this little watering can with some scrap leather!DIY Watering Can @themerrythoughtWhat you need:
-Old jar
-Leather lace
-Leather strip
Leather punch
-Heavy duty super glue
-Paint brush
DIY Watering Can @themerrythoughtDIY Watering Can @themerrythoughtHow to make it:
-Drill small holes for the water on one side of the lid.
-Drill a few air holes on the opposite side of the lid.
-Paint lid if desired.
-Cut leather strap to length – so it reach the neck of the jar and wraps at least halfway under the bottom of the jar with room for your hand to grab in along the side.
-Punch two holes along the top of the leather and thread the leather lace through and secure around the neck of the jar.
-Use the glue to secure the leather strap along the bottom of the jar. Hold in place and let dry completely before use.
DIY Watering Can @themerrythoughtDIY Watering Can @themerrythoughtSuper simple, super useful and I don’t hate how it looks on my shelf. 🙂 That’s a win in my book!

xo. Caitlin

  • /ksWednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:05 pm

    That sure is a pretty neat watering jar (: Thanks for the DIY – it’s a really good idea. Did you glue the end of the strap in the middle of the bottom, or how did you do that?
    I like your blog!

    • Caitlin McGrathThursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:08 am

      The strap is glued along the whole bottom side of the jar – from the edge of the jar into the center.ReplyCancel

  • NatalieWednesday, April 12, 2017 - 3:38 pm

    This is such a lovely idea, and the little handle is so cute. I’m currently using an old water bottle for all of my watering needs but this is much nicer

    – Natalie

  • StephTuesday, April 18, 2017 - 9:19 am

    This is awesome. So glad you shared it 🙂ReplyCancel

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