This project is hilarious to me. This is what happens when you leave Al alone for a few hours! We’ve been needing a watering can (we usually use the blender container to water plants) and I’ve been wanting a rain barrel. I’ve been too cheap to purchase the rain barrel or to make one and frankly, I’ve been lazy and haven’t gotten around to getting a watering can.
On a recent weekend trip we had bought one of these jugs of water. There was about a quarter left of it so we took it home with us. Once we drank the water Al went to town. Using some screen that he found in the basement he created a watering can rain barrel.
It’s super simple. He cut out a few holes on the top and then cut the screen pieces to fit. He hot glued the screen pieces on and let them dry.
Now we just place it amongst our garden. When it rains it collects water, if it hasn’t rained we easily fill it up in the kitchen sink (we don’t have a spigot outside the house) and use the spout to go around and water the plants.
Is it the eyesore of the garden? Potentially. Was it free and serves the purpose it needs? Certainly does. That Al, I’ll tell ya, he solves all the problems around here!