Introduction: How to Make a Watering Can Out of a Soda Can and Cigar Tube
Reuse a soda can, and a cigar tube to make a small watering can for your plants!
Step 1: You Will Need
1 Soda can
1 cigar tube
a dremel tool with
_ a heavy duty cut off wheel
_ a small drill bit
a hot glue gun, and glue
be sure to take the necessary safety precautions- goggles for sure, and it would be a good idea to use a dust catching glove box: https://www.instructables.com/id/Dust-catching-Glove-Box/ because there will be metal shavings flying around
Step 2: Prepare the Can
Mark a circle the diameter of the cigar tube on the can.
Using the cut off wheel, make an X in the circle.
Using a pair of pliers (or a screwdriver, or anything but your fingers, really) push in the 'corners' that you made.
Step 3: Prepare the Cigar Tube
Put the tube, covered end in (it goes in easier that way) and 'swirl' it a bit to push the 'corner' tabs in some more.
Then, put the cigar tube open end in, until it's a 'good' amount in (wherever you want it to be, really).
Mark that with a permanent marker.
User your dremel tool to cut three sides of a rectangle out of the cigar tube (see images)- you'll total two cuts.
Fold the newly cut tab up, and out.
Step 4: Put the Cigar Tube in the Can.
Simple enough. Now, hot glue it all sealed shut.
Fill the can with water to find any leaks.
Step 5: Cut the Top, Drill Ths Sprinkle Holes!
cutting the top off makes it easier to fill, and well... you need sprinkle holes!
make sure they are wide, and have lots of space- the picture I've got show a set of holes that are too small, and too close together!
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