Sorry to say that it is usual to crack or chip a clay flowerpots at one point
in your garden adventures. Well, if your
damage isnít all that bad, you can repair the pot and return it to a fairly
normal condition. All you need to do is
try a few of the tips listed below.
Think about it, what have you got to lose?
Choose a epoxy glue. You mix the two
compounds Ė one part glue, one part hardener, before you cement the pieces. Read the package instructions for mixing,
then apply the mending goo to both parts before joining them.
Fit the pieces together and tie the pot so that itís securely held in
place. Use a cord or rope for large
pots, try plumbers tape for smaller ones.
Wipe off any glue that spills out of the cracks when you fit the pieces
together. Sand off any extra reside that
you want to remove.
Once the pot is sealed you can stain or paint the pot to try
to hide the cracks. Make sure you use a
paint that is for terracotta flower pots.
There are many colors available.
Many times you wonít even bother painting them since once the flowerpots
are planted in the plants will grow over the sides and hide many of the issues
The point is, donít give up.
That garden planter you purchased was expensive and you donít have
to toss it out. Give this a try. What have you got to lose!
Add a colorful touch to your holiday gathering with these
Wondering what to do this year for your holiday decorating. With family coming for Thanksgiving you want
to add a touch of color and warmth. They
key is to surround your home and create a tablescape with warm colors &
terracotta tones. Add burnt orange
blooms, petite pumpkins, and rustic touches with plain clay flowerpots.
The terracotta pottery has a warm tone to it that
compliments the orange and rust colored flowers. Line your table with pots of mums and
geraniums so that after the holiday they will still last and you can enjoy the
pots for months not days.
Use clay flowerpots as place-cards, to hold crayons for children to use and
have them decorate a picture you can all share.
This is not the time for bright spring colored planters or plant
materials. Rust, orange, wine, forest
green, deep reds, terracotta, browns & burnt tones.
Try to sprinkle a splash or two around the house. Place flowerpots on side tables on the entry
hall. Of course, adding a few pumpkins or gourds always decorates things
up. Donít forget to put pots, pumpkins
and mums at the front door so that your guests will be welcomed with a splash
of color and a touch of the Thanksgiving holiday. Fill pots with candy corn and sweet treats. The point is to have fun, come up with clever
ideas and enjoy the holiday.
Thanksgiving Crafts Using Clay Flowerpots From Arizona Pottery
Create lasting memories and good fun by making these Thanksgiving place-cards
Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and share your home
with loved ones. As everyone gathers
together for a wonderful day of celebration, we would like to share a few craft
ideas that will make the day more fun and decorative.
These personalized place card are made from miniature clay flowerpots and are
so easy to do. We have one for adults
that should be made in advance and another for children. These are as simple as a few glue sticks,
feathers, candy, or markers. Have a
place set up in the morning so when the children arrive they have a place to
sit and get started. Make sure that
there is always adult supervision. This
will give the children something to do why the adults watch football and cook.
Gather 3Ēclay flowerpots. We have them in many sizes
including the 3Ēso click here to shop.
Acrylic paint in black, white, red and blue.
Craft Foam in black, yellow, green & purple. These come in sheets at the local craft
Thick white crafts glue
Black Fabric paint pen
Decorate the pots by painting each black and allow to dry. Choose a color to paint the band around the
top of each pot. Let dry. Make white
dots on the rest of each by dipping the handle end of the paintbrush in white
and dotting the pots surface.
Add brims by tracing a circle from black foam about Ĺ inch wider all around
then the pot opening using a glass lid. Cut out.
Make the buckles by measuring the width of the band, cut a rectangle from foam
that measures about 1/8Ē deeper than the band.
Cut out a smaller rectangle from the center. Glue the buckle to band and
Lastly, personalize each pot hat with the paint pen.
As you will see from the photos below, all you will need is
paint, feathers, glue sticks, paint pens, flowerpots etc.
All the items you can pick up at your local craft store. If they donít have the small terracotta pots
in stock you can buy them from us by clicking here.
The point is to have fun, be creative and makes this
Thanksgiving holiday truly blessed.
When you think of potted containers around your home or
garden, did you think it would only be in Spring or Summer? Well, with a bit planning you can have
delightful containers around all year.
Spring is the time that bulbs burst into bloom and your flowerpots are overflowing
with color, texture & beauty. If
your patio has staggered pots with bulbs in them, you can create quite the
production. Even if there is some early
spring rain they will still look smashing.
Head to the nursery and find lots of wonderful flowers to pot.
Summer is the season of the potted plants and flowers. Everything is in its colorful prime. Now is the time to highlight your creative
skills. Use all one color in all your
plantersor do you like to mix it up? Go
to any garden center and your senses will burst with excitement. Succulents, flowers, plants, they have so
much to offer. Use eye catching
containers that compliment your foliage choices.
Autumn rolls around and your thought process starts to slow
down. There are many autumn shrubs that
bloom this time of year. Fill your
garden containers with burst of orange, red & yellow. Mums always make a
show this time of year and if you fill a large potwith them, they will reward
you again with amazing color. Now is a
time to use berries in pots. They will
add charm and color to any autumn grouping.
Surround your planters with gourds & bright pumpkins and show your
And then comes Winter. There are winter
flowering shrubs the will look lovely in your pottery. Now is the time to make
sure you are using poly resin, concrete, sandstone or high fired glazed pottery
that can stand the cold. Put up some
evergreens which look lovely this time of year when dusted with snow. Plant a pine or spruce tree and add Christmas
lights to bring some excitement and light to your garden or patio area.
There will always be 4 seasons and only one you. Donít let a season go by without planting in
your garden containers.
Container cultivated trees, modest in size, yet still tall
enough to look dramatic, can easily enhance an entryway, patio or balcony. Many potted trees stage seasonal drama when
they turn into blazing colors for Autumn, or flowering pink blossoms for
Spring. With proper care most trees in
garden containers will prosper.
One tip to remember is when selecting the pot to plant the
tree into make sure itís large enough.
Any container will stunt a treeís growth and limit the height it can
achieve. We recommend using a concrete
planter, glazed planter or high fired clay planter. Unless you plan on re-potting a terracotta
container is two fragile and is meant to break down over time. These types of garden planters would not be
suitable for the trees listed below.
PICCA Ė spruce:
A long time favorite for container gardening, these evergreens are perfect for
potting. Dwarf varieties are great choices.
A dwarf Alberta Spruce is covered in soft grayish green needles and
grows very slowly so it will fit the container for many years. You can pot these trees any time of year. Once of the things we love is that they stay
green all year. If you use a large
enough planter you can add colorful flowers around the base in Spring and
Summer to add color.
PINUS Ė pine:
Very similar to the spruce this group of trees has hundreds of choices. Bristlecone pine, Shore pine, Japanese Black
pine, and Mugho pine are just a few.
With proper care these potted trees can last up to 10 years or
more. You can also plant them any time
of year and even use them for living Christmas trees. Each on listed above require a larger or
extra large planter and we again recommend concrete, poly resin, glazed or high
Potting a tree is not hard. Just do you research on the
variety and what size of pot you will need and you will be blessed with a tree
that is forever green!
The French painter Claude Monet is famous for his
impressionist painting of gardens. Monet
loved Japanese water gardens. Although
he never visited one, he read about them in books. When he purchased land in
Giverny, France, he decided to add a pond with a Japanese style bridge, covered
in wisteria. One of his more acclaimed paintings depicts this famous scene.
For more than twenty years Monet found inspiration for his
art in the seclusion of this water garden. Weeping willows and other vegetation
surround the pond. Monetís painting were
noted for the reflection of the beautiful plants and bridges in the water of the pond.
He loved to show the inverted world mirrored in the water.
Today Monetís garden has been restored, the graceful
Japanese bridge rebuilt. Visitors can tour the gardens, walk on the bridge, and
look into the pond that inspired him.