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April 12, 2013

Spring Fling Day 5 : Watering Can Planter from Love Grows Wild



Well, everyone, all good things must end, and so ends our Spring Fling Series.  It's been so amazing to have our crafty friends share some of their time and talents with us.  If you've missed any of the previous Spring Fling posts, click here to catch up.  We are finishing up the series with our good friend Liz from Love Grows Wild.  We love her simple, elegant style and know you will too.  Here we go:

Hello! My name is Liz from the blog, Love Grows Wild, and I'm so excited to be here at Occasionally Crafty during Spring Fling Week!

I love Springtime when the days start getting longer and little flowers start to popping out of the ground. It is such a welcome change after the cold, dreary winter months! This change in weather has me itching to get outside and start digging in my garden, but here in Indiana it is not quite warm enough for that just yet. So I decided to plant some flowers in containers I can use indoors for now and transfer outside in a few more weeks.

While looking through my house searching for containers I already had (because I'm cheap thrifty like that), I came across a metal watering can that actually held an Edible Arrangement bouquet from my bridal shower a few years ago. I thought it was way too cute to throw away, so I kept it hoping I would find a use for it someday. {Light Bulb Moment!} The watering can would make an adorable planter for some pretty flowers!

Watering Can Planter by Love Grows Wild for Occasionally Crafty #spring #diy #flowers #grow

I stopped by a local garden center and found some pretty little yellow violas for my planter. I added a little bit of potting soil to the bottom of the watering can and then added a few violas. I filled the rest of the can up with more potting soil and gave it a little bit of water to help settle everything in. 

Watering Can Planter by Love Grows Wild for Occasionally Crafty #spring #diy #flowers #grow


Watering Can Planter by Love Grows Wild for Occasionally Crafty #spring #diy #flowers #grow

My new little planter looked adorable, but I wanted to add something to dress up the watering can a bit. I'm a craft blogger... I can never leave anything looking plain! : )

Watering Can Planter by Love Grows Wild for Occasionally Crafty #spring #diy #flowers #grow

I found a spare wood medallion in my craft supplies and gave it a quick coat of white spray paint. I used my favorite letter stamps to add "Grow Your Dreams" to the painted medallion and tied it around the planter with twine.  I thought the words were cute play on the planter and flowers and would be a sweet reminder to dream big! We all need to be reminded of that from time to time : )

Watering Can Planter by Love Grows Wild for Occasionally Crafty #spring #diy #flowers #grow

I set the planter on my desk where I can look at it everyday and be inspired!  

Watering Can Planter by Love Grows Wild for Occasionally Crafty #spring #diy #flowers #grow

Watering Can Planter by Love Grows Wild for Occasionally Crafty #spring #diy #flowers #grow

Thanks so much to Valerie and Laura for letting me share my Spring project with you all today! {HUGS}

I've had a wonderful time hanging out with you at Occasionally Crafty, and I hope you'll stop by Love Grows Wild sometime soon and check out more of my projects and recipes! I love making new friends, so come on over and say hi!

Liz Fourez of Love Grows Wild www.lovegrowswild.com

I am a wife and mother of two rough and tough little boys, and when I'm not chasing my little super heroes, I'm sharing my creative passion on my blog, Love Grows Wild. I write about crafts, DIY projects, home decor, recipes, organization tips, and more! I've always got a new project up my sleeve, so stop by anytime!

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Thanks Liz!  I absolutely adore this planter!  It's so cute, and I love the upcycle of something she already had.  I would totally make this if I didn't kill plants!  :(

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