Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Flowering Can Tutorial

With Spring around the corner, and the weather warming up, I have been thinking about everything spring! And it has inspired me to make this darling little water can!

If this doesn't make you want to get out in the yard and plant some flowers I don't know what will! Here are the directions so you can make one, or two of your own!

Let's start by collecting our supplies:

Supply List:
Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac
Patterned Paper: Die Cuts With a View
Flowers: Prima, Memory Makers, Imaginisce
Ribbon: American Crafts
Punch: Martha Stewart
Crystal/Pearl Flourish: Prima
Brads: Memory Makers
Other: Watering Can Pattern

1. Print the pattern out on cardstock.
2. Cut out the pattern.

3. Trace the pattern on the back side of your patterned paper.
4. Cut out the pattern.

5. Use a Score board to make the folds for the tabs and the bottom of the watering can.

6. Apply adhesive to each of the tabs on the side of the paper with the pattern.

7. Adhere the tabs to the inside of the front and back sections of the watering can.

8. Add a little adhesive to the tabs that are sticking out and tuck them in to the sides of the watering can.

9. Glue the "spout" together by placing adhesive between the two ends. Adhere the spout to the front of the watering can.

10. Use brads to hold the handles of the watering can in place.

11. Fold the handle 1.25" from each end. Put adhesive on the two folded tabs on the patterned paper side of the paper. 
12. Adhere handle to the watering can as shown.

13. This is what the finished watering can will look like.

14. Decorate the watering can with your favorite embellishments.

By changing the paper and the types of embellishments you use, you can create a completely different look. Here is an example of a watering can made for spring along with a watering can made for fall.

If you would like the pattern for the watering can, send me an email at barb.craft@att.net and I will send it to you! Have a great week and thank you for stopping by!
barb  :)


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Barb these are darling and looks so easy to do, who would have thought! Love how you embelished them. TFS

Ashley Nicole said...

Thank you so much for sharing this with us. The watering cans turned out gorgeous.

Carolina said...

What a beautiful project! Great tutorial, too!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Too cute! Love love love it! And yes, I think I need that pattern for sure!

Fern said...

OMGoodness, these are precious!!! And I love how you decorated them differently for a totally different look... They're beautiful, Barb!!! Hugs!!
I'm emailing you right now!!!

Debbie Bakk said...

How cute are these! First , thing I thought was how great this would be to use at a bridal shower this spring- I'll have to remember this for next year when my daughter's wedding/shower's are being planned. Great instructions. I really like the fall colors and all the embellishments

Jocelyn said...

LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE these....How sinply adorable!!!

Thanks for sharing the how to's!!!

Wishing you a day filled with much Happiness!!! :-)

Cassie said...

This is just too cute!

Angi Barrs said...

Sooooo amazing. Love love love this project. So perfect for Spring. :)

Pat said...

Barb I love these!! But the onw with the lace speaks to me! TFS

Audrey Frelx said...

How adorable and absolutely refreshing! Yes, a wonderful spring reminder!

Debbie said...

Gosh these are cute Barb!!! Love both of them!!!! Sending you an email!

all the days of our life said...

yaw dropped!!!! this is gorgeous, I want to make one now. Thanks for the instructions.

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Barb, this is just FABULOUS!!!!!! Love it and your colors and embellishments are perfect!

Unknown said...

This is just adorable,thanks for sharing

Amanda x

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so cute! Love all the details! Great tutorial!

Elizabeth said...

This is adorable! I am emailing you now! I think it would be perfect for a mother's day gift :)

Becky B. said...

Oh, Barb!! These are just darling!! Thanks so much for creating a tutorial and for sharing the pattern with us. I'm going to make these for the secretaries at my office for secretaries day!

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