The best part about this super simple hack is that you can customize each watering can so it’s just what you need. For example, if you have a few houseplants or seedlings that you want to water, you can go with a half-gallon with a few fine holes in the lid. If you have larger houseplants or a large window box to water, you can use a gallon jug with larger lid holes.
Here’s a look at how you can make your own DIY watering can in just a matter of minutes.
Step 1: Gather everything you’ll need, including:
- One clean plastic milk jug of any size
- One needle (Tip: A large safety pin works well, but if you’d like to have a finer spray, choose a smaller needle.)
- Matches or a lighter
Tip: A lighter may work better, since you have to reheat the needle often.
Step 2: Remove the plastic cap from the bottle. Pick up your needle or safety pin, and heat the tip for a few seconds.
Step 3: Pierce the milk bottle lid with the hot needle. You may have to reheat the needle after each puncture or two. Make a few holes to start; you can always go back and add more holes if you feel the spray is too fine.
Step 4: Fill the milk jug with water, screw the lid back on, and give it a try!