Plants decorate the garden, but they look even more beautiful when combined with a pot. You can create an attractive space by using hand-made containers to put herbs and flowers in. Check out how to make original plant pots.
An effective concrete plant pot
Concrete planters fit into modern spaces. You can put the small ones on your windowsill and the big ones on your terrace. Whatever size pot you choose, making your own decor is easy.
Start by preparing the items. You need:
- a mold,
- concrete screed,
- a bucket,
- an accessory for mixing concrete,
- protective gloves,
- a knife,
- oil, for example sunflower oil.
Begin work by preparing the mixture. To do this, pour the mixture into a bucket and add to it water in the amount specified on the package of screed. Pour the prepared concrete into a form – it can be a juice box in a carton. Grease the inside with oil so that you can easily pull the pot out. Once the carton is full it’s time to put a smaller mold with weights in it – you can use a cup filled with rocks for this purpose.
After waiting 24 hours remove the cup and then remove the outer mold. Cut it with a knife. By using oil, you will have no problem removing the cardboard wrapper. Use sandpaper to level the surface of the concrete pot. Fill the finished decorative piece with soil and plants and set it on your patio table.
Garden recycling: pot from fruit crates
You can make a flowerpot for your natural style garden from fruit crates and give it a second life. This not only makes your garden look good but also helps recycle things, which is especially important these days. You can handle the work yourself, even if you do not have much experience with DIY.
To prepare the pot you need:
- a fruit crate,
- a stapler, or so-called taker.
Start preparing the pot by cleaning the box thoroughly, then wipe it down with fine-grit sandpaper. Remove any dust and then proceed to protect the wood with varnish stain. This will provide a layer of protection against various weather conditions and give the wood the color of your choice.
The next step is to line the crate with foil that will prevent water from spilling out. Cut out a piece of material so that it does not stick out behind the crate, which would not look good. Attach the plastic sheeting using a staple gun. Place a layer of drainage on the bottom of the box, then pour in soil and plant aromatic plants to enhance your garden.
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Revamp an old flowerpot in just a few steps
If you have pots that don’t match your garden design idea, give them a makeover in just a few moments. You can do this by using sisal twine. Use such a decoration in covered places in the garden, for example, on the terrace or in the gazebo.
To work you need:
- sisal string,
- hot glue,
- unnecessary flower pot.
Start the work by cleaning and thoroughly drying the pot, and then start gluing the string. You will do this with hot glue, which dries in a short time, so you need to work quickly and accurately. The string must not be too thin because the glue will remain visible. Wrap the pot from the bottom in such a way that no gaps remain. Fill the pot with drainage, soil and plant. Done!
If you want a natural look but have a little less time, use a jute bag. Just put the pot in it and then roll up the edges. Tie a decorative ribbon in a color that matches your patio arrangement.
Want to spice up the look of a small flowerpot that you plan to place on a gazebo table? Use sticks you picked up on your walk. Cut them so that they are slightly taller than the pot. Use hot glue to fix each one at the top and bottom. Then tie a jute ribbon with lace in the middle of the pot.