I had so much fun with this Dollar Tree Toy Watering Can Faux Rust Makeover, and I am so excited to share how I created the amazing faux rust finish for this DIY project!
I’ve done a faux rust finish before, and I always get so many compliments on it. You have to know how easy it is to create a faux rust finish!
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I recorded the how-to steps of this Dollar Tree Toy Watering Can Faux Rust Makeover during a LIVE video on my Facebook page.
If you want to see the DIY process, craft along, or just join in on the fun conversations, you can watch the DIY tutorial replay!
For this project, I will be using these items but you can substitute where you want.
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- Dollar Tree Toy Watering Can
- Dollar Tree Floral Foam
- IOD Mould
- Dollar Tree Flowers
- Folkart Java Chalk Paint
- Waverly Antique Wax
- Rustoleum Metallic Aluminum Spray Paint
- Mod Podge
- Hot Glue gun
- Glue Sticks
HOW TO: Dollar Tree Toy Watering Can Makeover
Before you can start your Dollar Tree Toy Watering Can Faux Rust Makeover, you need to remove the sticker. I use my heat gun to melt the adhesive and easily remove the sticker.
I wiped the watering can with a bit of acetone to make sure there was no more adhesive on the watering can.
Next, spray paint the entire watering can with your Rustoleum Metallic Aluminum Spray Paint. You don’t have to spray paint the inside.
Set the toy watering can to the side to dry and get the IOD mould and your hot glue gun! Fill the mould with your hot glue and let it dry completely.
I made two of the same mould, then hot glued one on each side of the Dollar Tree toy watering can. Then I spray painted over the hot glue moulds.
How to get a faux rust finish
The best part about this Dollar Tree Toy Watering Can Faux Rust Makeover is the faux rust finish! I love doing this in my DIY projects, and it really isn’t that hard!
I brushed Mod Podge onto the watering can. The Mod Podge is going to help get the texture you need for your faux rust finish.
I dried the Mod Podge with my heat gun, then applied another coat of Mod Podge on top of it. Next, you need the Folkart Java Chalk Paint.
Use a small paintbrush to paint the edges of the watering can with brown paint. Then, I used my finger to smudge the brown paint.
Then, go around the flower mould and over the flower mould with brown paint. You can use a wet wipe to smudge the brown paint in the areas where you finger tip isn’t working.
Next, use your fingertips to smudge the Waverly antique wax onto the watering can. Continue alternating between brown paint and wax and layer them onto the watering can.
If you apply too much paint or antique wax, you can dab the area with a wet wipe to remove any excess. Make sure to use this technique on the handle and spout of the watering can.
Bring it all together
It’s time to finish your Dollar Tree Toy Watering Can Faux Rust Makeover and bring everything together!
Let your faux rust finish dry, then get your floral foam! Cut the foam into pieces and push it down into the bottom of the toy watering can.
Once the floral foam is in place, get your flowers and greenery and push them into the floral foam until you’re happy with the arrangement.
I hope you enjoyed this Dollar Tree Toy Watering Can Faux Rust Makeover as much as I did and decide to make it for yourself! If you do, I would love to see how yours turns out!
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