Saturday, April 4, 2015

DIY Primitive Watering Cans

I've been in the mood to do some summery crafts now that Spring is here.
So today I'd like to show you how I re-made some old plain watering cans.

Here is the before photo
Before
 I won at an auction for only $2.00 each. I took a total of 3 cases of 4, getting 12 cans in all. So total spent was $24. I'm going to price them for $11.99 each and hopefully if they all sell, it will pay for my months rent in my Booth#555, which is $120.00 plus a 4% fee.

Keep in mind you can use any cans that you may have or even look for the cheap ones at Wal-Mart or the Dollar Store.

 They were cute as they were in the blue and white speck, but having so many I needed to change a few up.

So I started with some regular craft paint from Walmart, the .88cent bottles.
Give them a good coating. For the first few I chose the burgundy red:
I left that cute rusty spot showing through some. I liked it.
Then I picked through my drawer of primitive stencils that I bought from eBay.
My favorite ones are the Old Crow and the Stars.
It's so rough. I have used this same stencil for years.
I put on the stencil paint with a makeup sponge.
Start with a small dab of paint. It's best not to get it very wet at once either, or the paint will bleed under your stencil. So less is more really!

I used a few different of my stencils and here's some pics of the first set:

And then I wanted to make up some in different colors and here they are.
For this one, I mixed up some gray, dark blue and little bit of black and some off yellow and came up with the base color that kind of looks like old metal. 
Then I took some red and dry brushed it on to make it look like old rust:
 So far this is my absolute favorite one!:
And then on a few I took some different kind of paint that I found at BigLots for around $2.49 and painted a few again that I didn't like how they had turned out.  It is a gloss red:
I like how these dried a deeper red and with a touch of shine!
And here's a few pics of all the rest:


I ended up keeping one with a star and glossy finsish for my front porch.
I put a vine in it and I think it looks kinda cool.


These watering cans are available in my 
$11.99 each
and I might upload one in my Etsy shop.

I hope I didn't price them too high, but they are metal.
Happy Crafting Ya'll.

2 comments:

  1. Awesome! I really love these! Wish I could find deals like those over here!
    Happy Easter!

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    1. Happy Easter Christine!
      Thank you so much! These were really fun to do and got me even more in the Spring mode!
      Thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate it and look forward to your comments! They keep me going lol.
      -Lisa

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