Pots of fun

February 14, 2008

It’s half term and we’ve been having fun painting flower pots.  Well, it started out with me trying to sort out the heaps of pots in the greenhouse, realising we now how far too many but wanting to recycle them somehow.  I guess I could ‘freecycle’ them.

I have some paints which are suitable for outside use but are really for painting onto terracotta, metal and stone, so this is a bit of an experiment using them on plastic and yes I know it doesn’t look so good but I like my plain terracotta pots and want to keep them that way.

They may not be works of art but the girls had fun painting for a while and they will like using them to start off their sunflower and other seeds over the next couple of months or for putting their own plants in.

Time to clear up the mess now, hey, where did those girls go?!

Does anyone have any other creative uses for surplus plastic pots?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Emma 02.14.08 at 11:14 am
2 Madeleine 02.14.08 at 3:16 pm

Thanks Emma, that looks like a fun idea to try out.

3 Madeleine 02.14.08 at 3:17 pm

Thanks Emma, that looks like a fun idea to try out.

4 Crafty Gardener 02.22.08 at 11:30 am

I’ve seen a wreath made with pots and a pot person. I’ve been saving pots for awhile now, maybe this will be the year I have enough. I’ve also used pictures, seed packets, odd scraps of material to glue on pots to decorate them.

5 Madeleine 02.26.08 at 2:11 pm

Thanks for the ideas. A pot person would be great. I can’t quite imagine a wreath just yet! As mentioned in my recent ezine, you must check out Crafty Gardener’s Tipsy Pots.http://www.craftygardener.ca/garden23.html

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