Learn how to make a faux enamelware watering can garden light feature with a dollar store watering can, a plant stand, paint and fairy lights. This is an inexpensive and creative way to add a beautiful twinkle to your garden this summer!
I don’t think you can ever have too many twinkle lights at any time of the year, and lights in the garden is no exception. This handmade light feature is so cute and easy to make! It also uses items from the dollar store, so it doesn’t cost much to create.
To make this watering can light feature, I spray painted a dollar store metal watering can with white spray paint. Next, I used some leftover black latex paint and painted the rim of the can with a small paint brush. I also added little splotches to the edges of the can to give it a vintage enamelware look.
Once the watering can was dry, I folded and hooked a long strand of copper wire fairy lights through the holes of the spout. I placed the battery pack of the lights inside the can, and then hung the can on a dollar store plant stand over a plant in my garden.
Finally, I pulled the copper light strands down into the plant and arranged them so they looked like gently cascading streams of water falling on the plant.
I love the effect of this DIY light fixture, especially at night!
- Metal Watering Can
- White Spray Paint
- Black Latex Paint
- Battery Operated Copper Wire Fairy Lights
- Plant Stand
- Small Paint Brush
- Spray paint a dollar store metal watering can.
- Using black latex paint, paint rim with a small paint brush to give the watering can a vintage enamelware look.
- Fold and hook a long strands of copper wire fairy lights through the spout, placing the battery pack inside the car.
- Hang from a plant stand over a plant.
- Pull the copper light strands down into the plant and arrange them so they look like gently cascading streams of water falling on the plant.
Watch my YouTube video to learn how to make this faux enamelware garden light feature using dollar store items (plus 3 more DIY garden ideas!):
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