Last spring, my team and I put together an adorable DIY veggie garden complete with a whole variety of cute felt vegetables. We were so excited to share this wonderful handmade kids toy just as school was getting out for summer! The veggie garden is such a great summer activity to encourage your little ones to learn more about the process of growing produce and organic farming. A few months ago, a reader suggested that we make a felt watering can to go along with our felt vegetable garden. Of course!! How did we not think of that before! Now that summer is coming back around, we designed this watering can project just in time for planting season (*wink wink*).
Making the felt watering can requires a combination of sewing and hot gluing. We decided to make our watering can with metallic copper felt, but use your creative freedom to make your own in any color that you want! To make the copper felt, we started with a light brown felt and applied a copper iron-on. Next, print the PDF template below and cut out each piece to use as a guide for cutting your felt. The majority of the watering can is blanket stitched together, while the handle and spout can be attached with hot glue. Follow the step-by-step tutorial below as you stitch your felt watering can together. Members can also print out the full materials list and instructions sheet download! While you are making your watering can, you can choose to fill the handle with poly-fill for a more sturdy grip, or leave the handle unstuffed so that it is has the flat appearance. The choice is up to you.
If you are looking to expand your felt veggie set, check out our easy-sew felt gnome and our fabric vegetable basket for collecting your veggies! Make the felt watering can as a fun gift for the children in your life, or use it as an opportunity to teach them some introductory sewing skills! Browse all of our felt projects and always feel free to write in with project suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy! ~ Lia