Unfortunately, among the huge range of flower pots on the market today, it is not always possible to find exactly the one that would be ideal for the plant and fit organically into the interior at the same time. You can make a pot to order, but it is not cheap and not everyone can afford it. There is an easier way to solve this issue and it has 2 options: make flower pots with your own hands or decorate finished products to suit your style and taste.
You can make pots yourself from materials such as clay , glass , wood , metal , used household packaging .
The most ancient and widespread material in this area is clay. This is a very plastic material that does not require special knowledge and effort, from which you can create vessels of any size, even the most intricate shape, with your own hands.
All it takes is clay and water. If it is planned to manufacture a vessel of complex shape or large dimensions, it is desirable to reinforce its walls with metal wire or steel rods.
It is important to properly prepare the clay before starting work: knead it like a dough until smooth so that there are no air bubbles in the resulting solution and the clay does not stick to your hands.
Incredibly popular lately are glass pots, which are much easier to make at home than it seems to you at first glance. This will require glass, a glass cutter, aquarium glue, and a glass drill to drill drainage holes. It remains only to cut the glass plates of the required size, and drill drainage holes at the bottom and glue them together according to.
Always relevant and compatible with almost any design style, DIY wooden flower pots. Especially for growing large flowers and outdoor plants . As a rule, this is a container of a square, rectangular or triangular shape, both straight and narrowed at the bottom.
The outer walls of such a vessel are most often varnished, which gives the product a special charm, highlighting the structure of wood and, at the same time, prolonging its service life. It is not recommended to treat the inner walls with paint and varnish products, since it contains elements that can affect the chemical composition of the soil mixture. It is best to cover the internal planes with a 3-5 mm layer of clay – this will reliably protect the wood from decay and exclude the possibility of water leakage.
A metal pot is one of the most complex types of products. In addition to having a tool, it also requires specific knowledge and skills in working with metal. It is mainly used galvanized metal or a more expensive type – stainless steel. Such products (especially with a polished or chrome-plated surface) are of particular decorative value for today’s popular high-tech interiors.
A simpler and less time-consuming process is the decoration of finished products. Simple undecorated and unpainted clay or plastic pots are perfect for this. The latter can be used in any size from under building materials (putty, glue, paint) or food (mayonnaise, sour cream). All these materials have three positive qualities:
- they are ideal for growing plants;
- are cheap;
- provide an excellent opportunity to create a unique decorative vessel in any style and in any way.
You can decorate flower pots with your own hands in a variety of ways, any needlework technique is applicable here – from drawing or painting on the walls of a vessel to decorating it with glue with mosaic tiles or small pebbles. The method of braiding the pot with coarse threads, braid, drapery with cloth and other materials is often used.
For clay pots, the method of artificial aging of the vessel with the help of putty, paints and sandpaper is very interesting.
In any case, do-it-yourself pots or decorated products will always be inimitable and unique, which is very valuable for any design style.