Paper Watering Can Gift Basket Container

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Paper Watering Can Gift Basket Container

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Make your own fashionable watering can using scrap paper & fill it with goodies to make a sweet gift idea for someone you love!

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  • Patterned Paper, at least 8 1/2″ x 11″
  • Cutting Mat
  • Craft Knife and Scissors
  • Steel Ruler for cutting edge
  • Scoring Tool
  • Glue or Double-sided Adhesive
  • Embellishments

Step-by-Step

  • Step 1

    Print the template on patterned paper and cutout the four pieces: watering can body, spout, curved handle and back handle.

    Watering Can Template (Updated template without text. Thanks, Helen!)

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  • Step 2

    Working on the “wrong” side of the paper, score and valley fold the dashed red lines on the main watering can body.

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  • Step 3

    Apply adhesive (glue or double-sided sticky tape) to the folds on the “right” side of the paper.

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  • Step 4

    Bring sides together to form the can body.

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  • Step 5

    Curve the front flaps and tuck into the sides of the watering can using a dab of glue or other fixative to keep in place.

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  • Step 6

    Take the spout and fold with “wrong” sides turned to the inside as indicated by the red dashed lines in the template.

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  • Step 7

    Apply a dab of glue to the end of the spout’s inner sides to fix them together.

    Apply a strip of double-sided sticky tape to the base of the spout and affix to the front of the watering can body.

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  • Step 8

    Attach the curved top handle by placing a dab of glue on each end (right side up) and tucking inside the top of the can, ensuring that the handle curves to the back.

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  • Step 9

    Fold the handle for the back on the dashed red lines as indicated in the template.

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  • Step 10

    Apply glue or sticky tape to the right side of the folded ends.

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  • Step 11

    Glue to the back of the can to form a ‘D’ shape.

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  • Step 12

    Your watering can is now complete and ready to be decorated as you wish!

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  • Decorated watering can.

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Complete Craft Tutorial by Helen Orr.

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