Halloween Watering Can with Lights



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Our watering can with lights that we made a couple of years ago has been one of our most popular posts of all time. I’ve seen hundreds of pictures of that watering can recreated and I just love how much fun readers have had making them. When my daughter and I spotted this black watering can, an idea popped into my head! Halloween will be here before we know it and, at Smart School House, we get started with creating and sharing holiday ideas early. Today’s craft is for the Halloween lovers out there! This Halloween watering can with lights adds a spooky twist to the original. Pin and save this craft  for when you’re ready to decorate for Halloween!

Halloween Watering Can with Lights. Spooky creepy crawlers on a black watering can with cascading purple lights.

Halloween Watering Can with Lights

This DIY watering can with lights is even easier to make than my original. This black watering can does not have a removable spout so making the lights cascade out is easy! You can get the purple string lights HERE and the orange string lights HERE.

When I got started, I began with a black planter and shopped for some Halloween colored flowers. I filled up the planter with soil as well as orange and purple flowers. Perfect colors for Halloween! It’s half beautiful and half spooky.

Making a Halloween planter

I left the center of the planter open for a small glass hurricane. I have been seeing some gorgeous homemade planters with a glass hurricanes holding a candle in the center. I thought it would be neat to add that idea to this craft so that the glowing lights light up the glass hurricane.

DIY flower planter centerpiece for watering can with lights

In this part of southern California, September through November are warm and beautiful enough to spending evenings outside. I know this Halloween watering can craft will be fun for both kids and adults to see! Do you notice anything creepy on the watering can?

Halloween Watering Can with purple cascading lights and bugs.

At Michaels we found these gross plastic cockroaches. They are so creepy in real life! I arranged them looking like they were crawling around the watering can. The purple light strand makes the inside of the watering can glow, which is perfect for creating a spooky Halloween evening ambiance.

Halloween Watering Can with purple cascading lights and bugs.

This Halloween glowing watering can with lights is both beautiful and spooky! Pick a special spot in your garden or yard where you’d like to hang the watering can. It’s so unique! Once Halloween is over, you’ll definitely want to make our original watering can pouring lights.

Black Halloween Watering Can with Cascading Purple Lights

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Black Halloween Watering Can with Cascading Purple Lights

You Will Need

  • Small black plastic watering can
  • Black planter box
  • Soil
  • Purple and orange flowers
  • Purple string lights
  • Orange string lights
  • Small glass vase or hurricane
  • Shepard’s hook
  • Hot glue
  • Plastic spiders or cockroaches

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  1. Plant the flowers in the soil leaving space in the middle for the glass hurricane or vase
  2. Hot glue spiders to the outside of the watering can
  3. Push purple string lights through the watering can’s spout
  4. Hang the watering can on the Shepard’s hook
  5. Turn on lights
  6. Place the flower planter below the hanging watering can
  7. Add orange string lights around the orange flowers

Kelly Dixon

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