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  • Holly Hunter

    Milk carton watering can, great idea for kids

  • Katerina Simpson

    Summer Activities Garden theme ideas for kids: Great idea: make a no-drip DIY watering can from a milk jug

  • Taylor Kellem

    Great idea: make a no-drip DIY watering can from a milk jug for watering plants!

  • Help Me To Save

    DIY Watering Can... Brilliant idea! Now I just need an empty milk bottle... Great idea.

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