Decorate your own watering can

Getting ready

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There are plenty of vegetables and fruits you can easily grow at home.

Whatever you grow you'll need a good watering can, so why not decorate your own?

You will need:

  • 1 plain metal or plastic watering can

  • a crayon if you use a metal watering can or a pencil if you use a plastic one

  • a selection of acrylic paints

  • PVA glue

  • brush

Remember Lay out some newspaper before you begin. Painting can be messy!

Step 1

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First, draw your design on the watering can with a pencil or a crayon.

If you make a mistake you can easily rub it out with an eraser.

Step 2

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Next, mix some paint with a bit of PVA glue.

Then, starting with the lightest colours, use the paint to fill in your design and leave it to dry for a couple of hours.

Step 3

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If your watering can is a dark colour, you will need to paint a second coat.

Leave it to dry overnight.

Step 4

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Finally, your own watering can is ready.

Make sure you water your plants a little every day, especially in hot weather.

Back to Grow it!

Top tip

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Here are some vegetables and fruits that you can grow in a pot at home:

  • lettuce leaves
  • tomatoes
  • carrots
  • strawberries
  • radishes