My garden has a drip line for watering, but sometimes I really need a watering can. (Like when I have planted new seeds that have to be kept wet until they sprout.) I don't have one for a very simple reason: I hate spending money! When I saw this project on It's Overflowing, I knew I had found my free solution! (I saw the project on one blog, but the idea came from another, so I decided to credit them both.)
Here's a quick tutorial to create a watering can from a milk jug: All you need is a milk jug, a large needle, and a cigarette lighter. Use the lighter to heat the needle (be sure you have something to protect your fingers from the hot needle), and then poke it though the lid (from the inside out). Heat the needle again for each new hole.
This project is super easy, and I recycled! Woo-hoo!
*I actually did it wrong the first time--just so that I could tell you what not to do. When I originally saw this idea, I did not read the directions. I just grabbed a nail, hammered some holes in the lid, and went out to water the garden. The holes were way too big, so the watering can was a little too powerful. Stick to a needle!
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