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Make a Watering Can from an old Milk Jug (…VIDEO included)

My kids love to help me take care of our plants and flowers, both inside and outside of the house. However, they all want to help at the same time. And here comes the problem — only ONE WATERING CAN!!

So, instead of buying the kids their own watering can, I saved up a few milk jugs and turned them into their own mini watering cans. However, I say mini…..but a gallon of water goes a long way — and really is the perfect size for watering, no matter how big/small you are!

And with the perfect amount of tiny holes in the lid…….it creates a nice soft drizzle of rain! But don’t forget the air hole to keep that steady flow of water!

And I know this isn’t rocket science and doesn’t necessarily need an entire video to show you how this is done, but I’ve been having a lot of fun filming little videos lately.  (So if you really hate these, tell me……and if you love them, tell me that too!)  And a little added music can make anyone happy, right?! :)

So start saving up those jugs now because having one of these watering cans handy for watering indoor plants is perfect but is also convenient for giving your flowers and blooms outside a nice drink.  (Click on the VIDEO below!)

Enjoy your weekend!





Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
Make a watering can from an old milk jug (…video included)
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  1. Ann says:

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing. The video is cute.

  2. Geri says:

    I will make one tomorrow. Thanks for Sharing.

  3. maria says:

    Love your videos and this watering can. Will make one of them for all my 4 kids! Thanks Ashley!

  4. Renee says:

    Great idea! I have a little waterng can for my granddaughter, but she tends to water herself more than the plants! This is perfect – love the video and music!

  5. Lisa Olson says:

    Super cute video and the fun, bouncy music made it a delightful little watch! Thanks for the great idea!

  6. Zora Nieto says:

    A neat idea. I love the video (andthe music). Gonna have to make a watering jug soon.

  7. peggyb says:

    Love this!!!! Gonna make a few!!! Love the video too!

  8. Carol says:

    I was just thinking I need a watering can to feed my plants but this is better. Thank you for this money saving post. Now I just need my husband to drill the holes for me.

  9. CreativeKhadija says:

    Great idea :)

  10. Sandy says:

    A picture is worth a thousand words! Thanks for the video!

  11. Sonja (mimi) says:

    I love it. I’m a mimi and my grands will love this.

  12. Stacey says:

    I love the videos. They are a quick and fun way to get the info! This watering can is a great idea.

  13. Sandra says:

    So simple, but I’ve never thought of it! Saving our next empty milk jug for my daughter. And I love the little videos!!

    1. Ashley says:

      Thanks Sandra! And your little girl will love it!!!

  14. Susan says:

    Love the video and music. Oh yeah the watering can is great too. Off to make one for my 5 yo granddaughter. Maybe she won’t wash the plants out of the container now. LOL

    1. Ashley says:

      Oh good, Susan, thank you!!

      And haha……I know, that’s why I like them too!

  15. MICHELLE says:

    I LOVE YOUR VIDEOS!! They are quick, to the point and take so much less time than reading. THANK YOU!

    1. Ashley says:

      Awww thanks Michelle! And ha….that’s what I think too! :)

  16. Mary Haugen says:

    I love the videos…they are great and helps us know you and your family better….and it makes it easier to follow the directions when you see it being done….the watering can is a great idea especially for small children……..Thank you for all your great ideas……=]

    1. Ashley says:

      Oh thanks Mary…..I sure have fun with them! And yes, the cans watering jusg are perfect for little kiddos!

  17. Karen says:

    What a simply great idea. And I happen to love the little video, especially the music. :o)

    1. Ashley says:

      Oh good, thanks Karen…….it’s an easy one! :)

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