My heart is SO happy with the arrival of warm, Spring weather! I don’t even care that it’s supposed to rain all week…the warm weather is fine with me! This weekend I bought some yellow ranunculus flowers to plant in my wine barrel planter by our mailbox. I LOVE them…ranunculus have long been a favorite of mine, and the yellow brings so much life to the yard! We haven’t gotten a chance to hook up all of the hoses for watering yet, so I needed a quick way to water the flowers.
I keep a few vintage mason jars on the kitchen windowsill, so I grabbed one and filled it up with water. As I was dumping the water over my beautiful new flowers, I thought it would be a fun idea to turn the mason jar into a watering can. The vintage zinc lid was replaced with a new lid, and using a nail, I hammered several holes into the lid of the jar.
After several tries, I found a layout of the holes which keeps airflow and good water pressure. See the photo above to get an idea of how to punch the holes. Now all you have to do is fill up the jar and get watering!
One of the things I love about this is that if you have mason jars in your everyday decor, you can disguise the watering can. It’s perfect for indoor plants or flowers on the patio. You could even wrap the jar with jute or a cute ribbon.
If you want the look of a vintage mason jar, but don’t know where to find one, check out the Ball Jar Heritage Collection.
A Mason Jar Watering Can would be great in a gift basket with a few seeds, some gardening gloves, and other fun gardening accessories!
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