Dimensional Paper Watering Can With Neenah Stardream Cardstock

dimensional paper watering can

Hello!  I want to share a fun and whimsical watering can I made.  The pattern is from My Scrap Chick.  It is their Monthly Freebie this month!  If you want to get the pattern for free hop over there, sign up for their newsletter and you will get it for free!

When I received the new Neenah Stardream in Fairway Green I knew the watering can would be perfect to make with it.  It has this beautiful summery green grass shimmer as if you are using the watering can to water your fresh summer flowers and plants.

dimensional paper watering can
As you notice, the shimmer is evident if the sun is shining right on the "metal" of my watering can.
dimensional paper watering can

So, let's make this beautiful watering can!
Supplies Used:
Neenah Stardream Pearlescent Cardstock in Fairway
Bazzill Mono White Cardstock
Bazzill Ballet Dotted Swiss Cardstock
American Crafts Pink Paisley Cardstock
Prima flowers and roses
Catherine Pooler Inks
I started the project by cutting out all my pieces, in the colors I wanted them, with my Silhouette Cameo 3.  You can use any cutting machine or even use the PDF and cut by hand. 

My Scrap Chick Watering Can
I continued to lay out all my pieces to make sure I had everything to make my watering can.
dimensional paper watering can

Once I have all my pieces cut and gathered,  I like to ink all my pieces to bring more depth to my 3D piece.

dimensional paper watering can

This is NOT something you HAVE to do.  It is optional.  I use Catherine Pooler Inks.  They are a Dye ink that stay wet a little longer than most so you have a bit of time to blend them.  I LOVE THEM!

dimensional paper watering can
Taking your main piece to the watering can, Bend in towards the center at all the folds. 

Take your bottom layer of your panels and glue the top layers of your panels to them.  Making sure to keep them centered and even on top of one another.

 

dimensional paper watering can
Turning both panels over after you have put them together, Put glue on the back side of both them.
dimensional paper watering can
Start Layering your double panels onto your watering can layer.Making sure to layer them into the area they fit.  There will be 4 sides, a bottom and a rounded spout area. 
dimensional paper watering can
Side panels being put on.
dimensional paper watering can assembly
On the rounded spout area, before you glue the pieces on here, take a straight edge of some kind and you want to work the edges into a semi circle.  I used the side of my spatula.  
dimensional paper watering can
FInding your two panels for the spout, do to these as you did with the other panels and glue them together.
dimensional paper watering can
While the glue is still wet and drying, it is easier to manipulate the panels into the semi circle so take your flat edge and round the corner on this to fit the spout on the watering can.
dimensional paper watering can
Put glue on the tabs and glue one side at a time.
dimensional paper watering can
Hold your corners down tightly till they are dry.
dimensional paper watering can
Once all 4 corners are up you want to glue the spout down. You want a generous amount of glue on each corner of the rounded end of the spout.
dimensional paper watering can
Turn and put a generous amount on other side of spout.
dimensional paper watering can
Bending the spout backwards into the watering can, glue the corners of the spout into the watering can.  Hold tightly until dry.
dimensional paper watering can
Now for the long spout of the can you need to fold on both dotted lines in towards each other.
dimensional paper watering can
Gluing your long spout layers together, layer them onto the long spout.
dimensional paper watering can
The small rectangle panel fits on the inside of the spout as shown.  Glue it down.
dimensional paper watering can
Making sure to line the spout up perfectly, put glue on the inside of the spout on the sprinkle head ONLY and hold together till dry.
dimensional paper watering can
Taking care to glue the spout onto the front of the watering can, line the bottom of the long spout to the bottom of the watering can. Hold until secure.
dimensional paper watering can

 

dimensional paper watering can
You will have a beautiful watering can for display or for a box to give as a small gift.  The color possibilities are endless!
My Scrap Chick Watering Can
 If you would like a video tutorial, Valerie at My Scrap Chick did a wonderful one that you can find here
Thank you for joining me today and until next time!
-Christi 

 

 

 

 

6 comments

  • This is beautiful!

    Jennifer Barclay
  • This is a beautiful project!

    Jennifer
  • Wow- amazing

    Jean marmo
  • I can’t wait to do this project and set it on a shelf in my bedroom I have the perfect spot

    Kathy Gorman
  • Your watering can is just amazing. Such great pictures of how it went together as well. Love, love, love it!

    Alene Robison

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