Tipsy Buckets Project

jeannespinesMay 29, 2009

I was inspired by Cindee's tipsy pots on her blog...I've been rounding up old metal containers to do this project & decided to top it with my Dad's watering can (see link below to Dad's watering can project).

DH helped me by drilling the holes and inserting the metal rod...he asked me a couple times if I "really" wanted to drill holes in this perfectly good bottom pc...I think "ruin it"...were his words (LOL!)... and I said I wasn't ruining it, I was re-cycling it!"

Here's the top:

Here's the bottom:

And here's a couple pics of the whole thing:

It's located near my garden shed...along-side a gate under which I've planted dark red Morning Glories to climb the gate. I planted silvery/bluish plants (Blue Fescue, Dusty Miller, Licorice) & Red Verbena and an Asparagus Fern...some are rock garden plants and need good drainage...so I am experimenting this yr. to see what grows good! The Blue Fescue & Snow-in-theSummer Cerastium are perennials...and if they do good, I'll plant in ground in Fall. It definitely looks "TIPSY!"

Love all these GJer ideas! TFS, everyone & enjoy! Jeanne S.

Here is a link that might be useful: Watering Can Now 'Retired

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luna_llena_feliz

How fun! Love your take on the tipsy pots. I want to experiment with a tipsy creation this weekend. Hopefully it will turn out as nice as yours!

    Bookmark   May 29, 2009 at 1:28AM
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Barbara Kelly

Oh boy, thats cute.. thanks for the chuckle! Now where did I leave those watering cans?

    Bookmark   May 29, 2009 at 6:58AM
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luvs2click

Love it Jeanne - you always have the coolest projects. I have 3 "good" cans like this and 1 rusty one I plant in. I can't bring myself to put holes in the good 3, so they just sit around for decoration at the moment.

Arlene

    Bookmark   May 29, 2009 at 6:59AM
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leveta(6)

That is soooo cute...Thanks for shareing it...

    Bookmark   May 29, 2009 at 7:49AM
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kudzukween(8 MS)

That's beautiful, Jeanne :D I love how you formed the beads like little showers from the spout. Now you can see your Dad's watering can every time you pass by.
kudzu

    Bookmark   May 29, 2009 at 8:34AM
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tennesseetrash(7 east tenn)

Love the pieces you used ..... makes it so interesting! Just beautiful, Jeanne!

    Bookmark   May 29, 2009 at 9:41AM
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susiewantsroses(7b)

Gorgeous Sculptural piece. Your Dads watering can is now American Rural Folk Art. He would be proud!!!!!

    Bookmark   May 29, 2009 at 11:14AM
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Marlene Kindred

LOVE IT!! I'm planning on "borrowing" Cindee's idea too as soon as we finish our shed. Love the look!

    Bookmark   May 29, 2009 at 11:19AM
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sunnyca_gw

Your project turned out wonderful & lovely reminder of your dad!! I thought you wired them to rebar through couple of hole in sides of containers but guess you went right through! Plants will spill out all summer. Might have to trim asperagus fern, out here it gets huge! Good job once again! Jan

    Bookmark   May 29, 2009 at 11:29AM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

Picture Perfect!!!

    Bookmark   May 31, 2009 at 10:52AM
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cindee11461(z9CA)

Your tipsy buckets turned out awesome!!! I love the watering can with the beads coming out like water. I need to try that too! I put mirrors glued to fishing line on mine but you can't really see them that good!
You did a great job on your creation!!!!
CiNdEeS' GaRdEn

    Bookmark   May 31, 2009 at 2:27PM
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maggie4737

Wonderful project!!

    Bookmark   May 31, 2009 at 5:55PM
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