Interesting potting ideas for the garden

Casandra Greer
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Plants decorate the garden, but they look even more beautiful in combination with the pot. You can create an attractive space with the help of hand-made containers in which you can put herbs and flowers. 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:

  • forms,
  • a concrete pour,
  • buckets,
  • concrete mixing accessory,
  • sandpaper,
  • protective gloves,
  • a knife,
  • oil, such as sunflower oil.

Start your work by preparing the mixture. To do this, pour the mix into a bucket and add water to it in the amount specified on the screed package. Pour the prepared concrete into a mould – it can be a juice box in a cardboard box. 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 plant and set it on the patio table.

Garden recycling: Flower pot from fruit crates

Make a flowerpot from fruit crates to match your natural style garden and give it a second life. This not only makes your property 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,
  • foil,
  • waterproofing,
  • sandpaper,
  • a stapler, or so-called taker.

Start preparing the pot by cleaning the box thoroughly, then wipe it 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 in the bottom of the box, then pour in soil and plant aromatic plants to enhance your garden.

Transform an old flowerpot in just a few steps

If you have pots that don’t match your garden design ideas, refashion them 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 twine,
  • hot glue,
  • an unwanted 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 that dries in a short time so you have to work quickly and precisely. 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.

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