Dainty Watering Can

Tiny enough to hold in the palm of your hand, this miniature arrangement of cut flowers blooms with cheer and is sure to put a smile on any mother's face.

What You Need

  • Acrylic enamel paints (white, one other color)
  • Paper plate
  • Sea sponge
  • Miniature watering can
  • Photocopies of fresh flowers
  • White crafting glue
  • Silver or gold marking pen
  • Small plastic cup

How to Make It

  1. Place small amounts of white and one other color acrylic enamel paints on a disposable plate. Moisten a sea sponge and wring out excess water.
  2. Dab sponge lightly in each paint color; dab onto a miniature watering can. Continue applying color in this manner until the desired look is achieved. Let dry.
  3. Cut out color photocopies of fresh flowers. Arrange cutouts as desired on watering can. Adhere cutouts in place with thick white crafts glue. Let dry. Thin glue with water; coat the front of the cutouts. Let dry.
  4. Accent the edges of the watering can with tiny stripes drawn with a silver or gold marking pen. Trace the flower outline with pen. Let dry.
  5. Before placing flowers in the can, place a small plastic cup inside it. Fill with tiny flowers and water.


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