Springtime Watering Can

Springtime Watering Can

Posted by DecoArt on Apr 22nd 2019

Turn a plain watering can into a planter for spring flowers with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • rubbing alcohol
    • painter's tape
    • cosmetic sponges
    • metal watering can
    • cotton swabs
    • paintbrushes


    1. Use painter's tape to tape off the middle section of the watering can.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Paint Cotton Ball stripes on either side of the painter's tape.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Add Apple Green stripes on either side of the Cotton Ball stripes. (Do this free-hand or use painter's tape to mark them off.)
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Add small flowers along the Cotton Ball stripe using Lemon Zest.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Add Black Tie dots to the center of each Lemon Zest flower and stems with leaves connecting each flower in Apple Green.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Apply the "Be Happy" portion of the Inspiration stencil to the center of the can using Lemon Zest: Use a cosmetic sponge and a very small amount of paint to apply the stencil, dabbing some of it off of the sponge before applying it to the can to ensure a nice clean application and a very thin layer. Build up the layers until the proper coverage is achieved.
    12. Instruction #6