I can honestly say that I will not miss winter. The past couple of days have been beautiful and the sunshine has felt so good. It is time to start decorating more outside. Last month I started on my front porch adding some color. Now I want to add a little garden decor. Problem is that it is still a little early to get the flowers I want.
Old Time Pottery always has a great selection of live plants. I was thinking of using succulents for this project but they weren’t available yet. I did, however, find some beautiful cactus. So, I decided on a cactus garden with a whimsical watering can for the garden art.
Old Time Pottery had these great stands that are used for clay pots. They are used by stacking them in cock-eyed directions for plantings. That is such a great idea and a great tool. I just wanted to use it for something a little different.
There were tons of mosaic bird baths in all colors available. I chose this turquoise and green one to make my rock garden in.
Love the colors and the sun makes it pop. I planted these beautiful cactus in the bowl and covered them in rocks.
My garden art was my watering can. I went to the garden center in Old Time Pottery where there were some in different colors. I chose the green to compliment the bird bath. I unscrewed the spout from the watering can.
Using fishing line I started to thread four strands of line through the water holes and tied them with a knot to hold in place.
Now for the unthinkable!!!
I put a hole in the can!
Yes, you heard right. I had to in order to can it on the stand.
I used a hammer and screwdriver to puncture the hole. It was the right size to go over the pole of the stand. I used silicone to hold it in place. It was angled to look like it was being poured.
Then I tied some leftover Christmas decorations to the fishing line. They were the perfect strand of crystals to make it look like water and reflect nicely in the sun for my garden art.
This stand is so cool. I just had to make sure I anchored it. I used big rock to keep it in place. I will use it as a perch for other potter plants or flowers.
I love the colors and how different this looks in the front yard!
My next thing to do is add dirt and flowers to the inside of the watering can. Since it is still spring and I am waiting on pretty flowers, that will have to wait. In the meantime, I think this is all I really need.
What do you think?
This was a fun and easy project! My favorite kind.
Thanks for reading!