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!
Written by DreamingInColor
Deneen is the owner/designer for her business Dreamingincolor located in Historic Murfreesboro, TN where she showcases her furniture, DIY's and artistic creations that she writes about on her design blog Dreamingincolor. She has always had a passion for thinking outside the box and creating something affordable and beautiful.


  1. Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom March 28, 2016 at 11:48 AM Reply

    This is so pretty and unique! I love how whimsical it is and such a versatile idea!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  2. Angel March 29, 2016 at 1:12 PM Reply

    I love it. Am going to try it great idea.

  3. terry March 29, 2016 at 4:12 PM Reply

    That was so fun! Could use the idea separate also. Thanks!!!

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