Step 1 - paint the pot outside with patio paint. Paint the inside and outside of the saucers.
Step 2 - Use the sanding block to gently go over the pot and saucer edges. There is no wrong way to do this. Simply sand until you are happy with the distressed look.
Step 3 - Flip the pot over and apply a thin line of adhesive around the base of the pot. Center the saucer and apply pressure.
If you are into pansies and geraniums, then here is your guide to creating your very own stunning hanging flowerpots.
Hanging flowerpots can be found in plastic, clay pots, wicker, or moss. Finding them is a bit harder than you would think. Many people will find themselves having to create their own. This is not hard to do.
Obviously, the plants you choose to grow will dictate the size of planter you will need. A larger planter leads to higher water retention and bigger more vibrant plants. We recommend you use a pot liner of moss, supamoss or burlap liner which helps to retail water so it doesn't run off. Fill with potting soil making sure you have 5 inches above the base of the planter. Then add your plants just below the soil line. Pansies are a favorite. They are slightly acidic and like well draining soil. Another favorite is trailing lobelia which will hang out the sides. They are less hardy but still durable.
Come winter time, it's time to clean out the planter and put them away till next Spring.
We search high and low around the web to find fun craft ideas using clay flowerpots. We love to pass these along to you since we think they are clever, decorative and fun to do. Here is one from Beckie Farrant that is easy and just plain neat.
Supplies needed Large terracotta pot, Med terracotta pot, acrylic paints by Folk Art, river stone filler, primer & clear sealer.
Start by priming the flowerpots. The white background will really make your drips stand out. You don't need to spray the sealer on the smaller pot because it will be mostly covered by soil. Once dry, prop the pot off the ground with a tarp underneath. Add some water to your paint to make it drippy. Add a tablespoon to each bottle to get the right consistency. Shake well.
Starting on the bottom edge, squeeze the pain on the edge and watch gravity do its job as the paint drizzles down the sides. Continue layering paint one after the other until you achieve the look you want. Let dry for full 2 days. Once dry spray with clear sealer for outdoor use. Next add pot filler to the bottom pot. Add the smaller pot in the middle and then fill up the large pot with soil making sure the small pot stays centered. Plant your flowers. Then put pot filler in the small pot so you don't need to fill it with dirt. Fill the rest of the small pot with rock. Add a battery operated candle inside a tall vase and place on top of stones. That's it. Light up for parties, place the flowerpot with candle on the patio or front steps to greet your guests. Just lovely and you did it all yourself.
There are so many kinds of succulents available now days and you can easily find yourself standing there at the garden center staring at them and not sure what to do. Here are a few suggestions we saw in Sunset Magazine that should help.
Living Cactus: Start with a neutral colored garden planterand fill with cactus soil. Plant baby barrel cactus and thimble cactus in a off center arrangements and top with dark gravel. The gravel protects the roots and soil but also adds a consistent look and decorative touch.
Succulents in a recycled vase. Mounds of tiny succulents can be packed into a 3" tiny re-purposed containerto create a wonderful look. Fill the pot with moss and pack them in. Use glass, plastic, ceramic, clay or pretty much any type of mini planter you desire to achieve this look.
We saw this DIY project on how to make a tiered planter from terracotta saucers and had to share it here. Because the instructions are a bit detailed, not complicated we will share a link below on the complete instruction sheet.
When you entertain in your home and are always looking for new and clever ideas, we think this one will fill your need. By taking a few clay saucers and some nuts and bolts you can create this multi tiered pot stand. Placed in the center of a dining room table, on a buffet table or a garden table it is stunning and commanding.
Place some plants potted in terracotta on the stand and create different looks to compliment the different seasons. Use this for Halloween and fill the pots with treats, use as a cupcake stand, and during Christmas fill the pots with candy canes and red & white plants. Stunning!
When you think of gardening do you think of all the work, mess and time it will take to take on a project like this? Have you ever thought about how much easier it would be to take this project inside and scale it down to a manageable size? Well here are some tips that should help you decide that even you can handle an indoor garden.
Many types of fruits and veggies can be grown in garden containers indoors but the easiest indoor garden to grow is herbs. Do you like fresh herbs? They are so easy to grow that the decision of what to plant them in should take more time than the planting. We love traditional clayflowerpots. This type of pot breathes and keeps the roots of the herbs healthy and happy. But, we would like to suggest some fun containers like tea cups, hangingpots, animal pots, and chalkboard pots.
Place the containers in a sunny window or spot in the kitchen where they will get plenty of sunlight. Buy the herbs as starter plants or use seeds. Water lightly, mist often and don't wet the leaves. When you want to harvest the potted herbs do it with a light hand and keep it easy until the herbs are really set and stable.
Suggested indoor garden herbs:
Basil - Bay Leaves - Chives - Cilantro - Dill - Mint - Oregano - Parsley - Rosemary
All easy to grow, all perfect to have on hand for cooking.
This eye-catching painted terracotta flowerpot has a wonderful pattern to it that is easy to do. Here are the steps below:
10" Terracotta Flowerpot
Multi surface primer
Exterior water based polyurethane
1" painters tape
Flowers of choice
Start by priming the pot. Follow the primer container. Then create the pattern on the pot. Tape off the lines with painter's tape. Trim off excess tape with hobby knife. Paint over the tape creating the diamond pattern. Once the paint dry's, switch the tape to create a diamond and then paint. Remove the tape and seal the pot with a polyurethane. Use 2 coats. Fill the potwith beautiful flowers and ta da. Done.
We all know how frustrating it can be to bring a lovely potted houseplant into the home and then find yourself fighting houseplant pests. The last think you want to do is spend your time fighting those bugs all winter long.
Once the season changes and winter approaches, houseplants go dormant. This will make them more prone to pest attacks. The best way to approach this issue is to follow a few easy steps which can help your potted houseplants and control this pest issue.
Keep your containers and potting mix clean and sterile. If you are using a pot that has already been used then run it thru the dishwasher. And, never recycle potting soil from another plant. Always start with new potting mix. Check the plants when you purchase them and make sure they aren't already infested. If you find any then wash them with a mild soap and water. If you find that later after planted you potted houseplant, it gets bugs then move it away from your other plants so it doesn't affect them also.
Don't let the plants get dusty or cobwebs. These things will attract spider mites. Use a damp paper towel or soft cloth to wipe the leaves off on a regular basis.
So as you can see it's not as tragic as you may think. And please don't just toss the poor houseplant out without trying these steps. It's a situation that nobody wants but one that can easily be dealt with.