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Monogramed Watering Can

By Thehousethatlarsbuilt @houselarsbuilt
Monogramed watering can Monogramed watering can Happy Earth day! Whether you're in the city or out on a farm, I'm a big proponent in that every needs at least a flower box. Of course, that means that you'll also need a watering can, am I right? I needed one with a sprinkler head so the timing was just perfect to celebrate Mother Earth today.
Materials: watering can (got mine at Wal-mart for $10), black spray paint (I realize I'm showing lacquer here but for some reason in my head I saw the black chair and thought it was black spray), x-acto knife, cutting board, double-sided tape, plastic bags to cover, your initial to fit the size of your can. Monogramed watering can
  1.  Print a letter in a large font (you can use Microsoft Word) and place it in the middle of the page to print. My "J" is done in Adobe Caslon Pro. Pick a style that you like.
  2. Cut it out to form a stencil with your knife on the cutting mat. Be very careful to make smooth lines.
  3. Add double-sided stick tape as close to the edge of the opposite side of the letter as possible all the way around.
  4. Place this stencil onto your can, centered.
  5. I held the edges down with blue tape and covered the rest of the open spaces of the can with plastic bags so that the spray wouldn't get to it.
  6. Wait for the spray to dry. I gave it about 15 minutes in the sun. 
  7. Peel off the stencil.
  8. Wait a full 24 hours for the spray to fully dry before using.
DONZO.
Monogramed watering can I love making projects that I know I can/will use and I'm putting this one to work pronto. I added in some of my new daffodil paper flowers (on my Etsy shop within the next few days) into the can to act as a vase.  Monogramed watering can Monogramed watering can

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