QC: Watering Can Décor

By  Rebekah Meier 

  • Watering Can Décor


  • Old watering can
  • Flat white paint
  • Decorative paper
  • Floriana (flower) and Stacking Circle 13/16” paper punches (McGill)
  • Brads
  • Lace
  • Silk or fresh flowers
  • Glass container


  • Paper towel
  • Fine-grit sandpaper
  • Decorative-edge scissors
  • Glass Metal & More Glue (Beacon Adhesives)
  • Use Zip Dry Paper Glue (Beacon Adhesives)
  • 1. Designer Rebekah Meier rescued this old watering can from the flea market. With a little TLC and paper crafting supplies she already had on hand, she transformed it into a charming vintage-style vase perfect for her décor.
  • 2. To get this look, wipe watering can clean with a paper towel. Spray can with flat white paint. When dry, use fine-grit sandpaper to sand painted surface for a "white washed" appearance. Use decorativeedge scissors to cut paper strips to fit around watering can. Use Glass Metal & More Glue (Beacon Adhesives) to adhere strips to can.
  • 3. Use Floriana (flower) and Stacking Circle 13/16" paper punches (McGill) to punch circles and flowers from decorative papers. Use Zip Dry Paper Glue (Beacon Adhesives) to adhere circles to flower centers, and Glass Metal & More Glue (Beacon Adhesives) to adhere flowers to watering can. Cut and glue paper strips to cover handles. Attach brads to two flowers and glue to handle on each side of watering can. Tie lace around handle.
  • 4. Place silk or fresh flowers inside the watering can. If using fresh flowers, be sure to place a glass container with water inside the watering can to prevent rust.