21 Easy DIY Watering Can Ideas for Any Size

Last updated on July 26, 2020

Want to make your own DIY watering can? Here are a few great ideas with tutorials that will make it easy for any size you need. Read on!

Our top choice: DIY Recycled Watering Can with a Nozzle

Why buy a watering can when you can make it by recycling a plastic bottle? The main benefit (besides the price) is that it’s more compact and you can throw it away if you don’t need it. But take it a step further and you can even make your own designs complete with watering nozzle.

What you can recycle into a watering can:

  • A milk jug
  • A mason jar
  • Any plastic bottle
  • A detergent bottle
  • PVC canvas
  • And probably more…

The typical volume you can expect a watering can hold about 2 gallons of water. But making your own means you can make it as little or as large as you want. For example, you can involve your kids in taking care of plants by making them a fun small watering can.

Here are a lot of ideas to make the watering can (some of them are quite fun).

What's Inside?

DIY No-Drip Watering Can

Making your own watering can is the perfect way to water both indoor and outdoor plants. They are so easy to fill, carry and pour, and they don’t leak or drip back down the spout like watering cans! Follow the tutorial to learn how to do it.

DIY Watering Can for Container Gardeners

Repurpose a milk jug into a thrifty watering can, following this 5 steps easy tutorial! Perfect idea for container gardeners. Read the article on Balcony Garden Web to find out how to do it.

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DIY Mini Watering Can

The girls from Merrythought have come up with a genius idea to make a mini watering can from a mason jar. Read the article to see the entire guidance and instructions.

DIY Simple Watering Can

Children just love helping in the garden and here is the perfect way to involve them in your gardening activities. You can create this unbelievably simple watering can together and I assure you, they will not put it down for hours. See the article on My Kid Craft to get the full details and instructions.

DIY Watering Can for Kids

My daughter loves to help me in the garden and one of her favorite activities is watering. We are constantly filling up her little watering can so I thought I could make her one out of an empty milk jug. Follow the link to get the complete plans and instructions.

DIY Watering Can from a Detergent Bottle

Detergent bottles that have a longer bottleneck are more comfortable using as a watering can. It makes it easier to pour water. And it’s as easy as making a few holes in the lid.

Basic Homemade Watering Can

If you are the type of person who enjoys making useful things out of recyclable items then here is a helpful idea for helping water your plants. See the article on Plant Care Today to see the full plans and instructions.

DIY Watering Can and Bird-feeder with Household Waste

Basically it’s just about reusing and recycling home waste to make something useful. Check out the Metro website to learn how it’s done.

DIY Large Watering Can from a Milk Jug

Why buy expensive watering can when you can make a large watering can from a milk jug? See the tutorial on One Creative Mommy to get the complete details and instructions.

DIY Recycled Watering Can

Here’s an easy recycling project to make your own mini watering can for the garden. It’s a great little project to talk about re-use/recycling with kids and get them involved in the garden. Check out the Red Kite Days website for the full details and instructions.

DIY Recycled Watering Can with a Nozzle

diy watering can with nozzle
Site: www.ohohdeco.com

We pick this tutorial and idea as the best on this list. It’s very elaborate and makes a stylish as well as functional watering can. It’s more than just punctuating the lid!

This idea takes a simple plastic jug a little further. Instead of just making holes in the lid, it shows you how to make a nozzle for easy pouring as well as a way to decorate it so it looks beautiful too. See the link to Ohoh Deco to find out how to do it.

DIY Watering Can for Toddlers

DIY watering can be made from an empty recycled milk bottle. Perfect for toddlers and small children with green fingers. Go green, recycle, have fun. Check out this website to find out how it’s done.

DIY Watering Can Detergent Bottle

This project adds a step to spray paint the plastic bottle to make a watering can that’s not ugly. Read the link to get the entire plans and instructions.

Make An Easy DIY Watering Can

Make your own DIY Watering Can by recycling plastic bottles or cans available at home. It is very simple and you can make it easier. Check out Hobby Crafting Mom for the complete guide and instructions.

Homemade Watering Can for Fertilizer

An easy, homemade watering jug, made from free, recycled containers and specifically designed for measuring, mixing, and pouring your plant food. Read the tutorial to learn how to do it.

Turn a Milk Jug Into a Watering Can with Measuring Marks

Turn a milk jug into the perfect watering jug for your garden or flowers. Check out A Thrifty Mom blog to get the full guidance and instructions.

Homemade Watering Can

Check out this easy way to make a homemade watering can. All you need is a clean empty container with a lid and a pin. Check out the video for the entire guide and instructions.

DIY Watering Can from Oil Can

A watering-can can be made using an old oil container in a few simple steps. Nice way to recycle plastic! Check out the video to learn how to do it.

Homemade Watering Can for Plants

How to make a watering can at home? In this DIY video, we make a simple watering can for plants using a cooking oil container. Check out the video to get the complete guidance and instructions.

Foldable Watering Can

Even though a watering can is used only a few times a week, it takes a lot of space to store it for the rest of the time. Especially in a tiny apartment or student room this can be quite irritating. This foldable watering can provide a solution for it. See the article to learn how it’s done.

3D Printable Watering Can

You will need to have a 3D printer for this project. Follow the tutorial on Instructables for the complete details and instructions.

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