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Every gardener, both an amateur and a professional, strives to make a plot near the house beautiful. It is not necessary to put a lot of effort, it is enough to arrange attractive flowerpots, which you can do yourself.
Dimensions and shapes of products
Capacities for flowers can have various dimensions and color scale. There are classic, original, portable, stationary, attached to the ground, hanging options. The shape can be absolutely any, like the size.
Large containers are recommended for use in large areas, small - in small ones. Bright products should not be chosen; composition should, first of all, please the eye with filling, that is, with flowers, and not with a frame. Professional gardeners prefer pastel, cream, terracotta shades.
How to make a flowerpot from a stump
You can create a flower garden from hemp. A felled tree is suitable, the size of which is selected depending on what dimensions are needed. The manufacturing process is quite simple:
- cut out the core from the stump;
- the workpiece is ground;
- the finished product is covered with paint, varnish.
If the bark is well preserved, the stump can not be polished. You can plant any flowers in such a “container”.
Do-it-yourself street flowerpot from a tire
From the tire, you can create an original product. It may look like a flowerbed in the shape of a flower, an even bowl, a bowl with a fringe.
- First, a cut line is drawn with chalk, and petals or fringe are drawn on the side of the product, if they are present.
- Figure cutting is done with a jigsaw.
- Next, longitudinal cuts are made at a distance of 7 cm, and the tire is turned inside out.
The container can be painted, put an ornament, glue beautiful pebbles.
Making flowerpots from old things
Each of us accumulates a lot of unnecessary things that it is a pity to throw away, but is not in use. You should not part with trash, old things can be an excellent option for creating flower beds.
Flowerpots from a tree
If birch stump is present on the site, you can turn it into an excellent flowerpot. At the same time, there is no need to dig up a stump: it is enough to simply remove the central part from it using a chisel. In the resulting hole, you need to fill the soil and plant the plants there.
You can also use sawn wood by hollowing out the central part and placing a plastic pot of suitable diameter inside. The tree should be treated with an antiseptic.
Ordinary wooden boxes are almost ready flowerpots. It is enough to process them, paint them - and you can plant plants.
Metal and plastic pipes and barrels
An outdoor flowerpot is quite easy to make from an old barrel or pipe. A hole is cut out in the upper part of the pipe (if the pipe is metal, then a grinder should be used), soil is poured into it and plants are planted in it. Moreover, from such improvised flower beds you can create interesting designs on the site.
To paint a metal barrel beautifully enough, to fill with soil - and the flowerpot is ready.
Flowerpot from an old boat
If your site has a pond, next to it a flowerpot from an old boat will look very stylish. It is filled with soil, into which daylilies, astilbe and hosts are planted, as well as unpretentious annuals. The boat can be painted and equipped with an anchor to increase the effect.
Using old shoes and other things
Old boots and boots also look interesting as flowerpots. Usually they are placed at the entrance to the house. Filled with herbaceous plants, they certainly will not go unnoticed and will cause the smiles of your guests.
You can also fit an old bicycle with a flower box instead of a seat, an inverted umbrella, an old wheelbarrow - everything your imagination tells you.
The second life of dishes and plastic containers
Old enameled teapots, jugs, pans and pots, huge cups can be turned into flowerpots. Moreover, even cracked dishes are suitable for this purpose.
You can make a flowerpot from a plastic container from ice cream or cement as follows:
- Mix the sand-cement mixture.
- Cover the container with the mixture and set to dry.
- Sand the dried grass.
The plastic pot, if you wish, can be removed or left inside the lawn.
Flowerbed from an unnecessary bath
If you have an old bath, it will make an excellent flowerpot. You can use the whole product, or split it in half and apply a part. In the second case, the edges of the bath in contact with the soil should be covered with pebbles. In both cases, flowers are planted directly in the container. You can also beautifully paint the container, for example, in the form of a giraffe, and place artificial plastic birds on the needles next to it - it will turn out very original.
Flowerpot from a chair
From the old chair, you can also make a nice flower pot. In this case, flowers are planted where the seat used to be. But first, the seat must be replaced with a net, and it is recommended to lay the moss nicely on it. Near the legs of the chair, curly plants will look beautiful.
Flowerpot from an old curbstone
You can organize a flower garden from an old stand. First, her legs are removed, if any. Then the furniture is washed and wiped dry. After you have to color it - you can do this using the spray gun. It is recommended to use several colors and stain in several layers. Flowers will be planted in drawers of the cabinet.
How to make a pot of gypsum
You can make beautiful and roomy products from ordinary plaster.
First, a machine is assembled from wooden blocks of rectangular cross section 50 x 50 mm. The frame of the machine will consist of four legs, interconnected by crossbars and jibs. In the center of the machine, a metal rod is fixed on both sides using strips of tin. A handle is made at one end of the shaft.
Parallel to the rod, a template is fixed. A fabric is wound into the working space, another fabric is wound over it, but soaked in plaster. Gypsum is divorced, and the bulk is accumulated, after it grasps, it is necessary to dilute the gypsum and pouring it on top of the blank, scroll it through the spindle.
When the surface becomes smooth, you can remove the pattern and flowerpot. After the latter dries, it should be varnished with NTs in 2-3 layers.
Flowerpot made of concrete
Beautiful products are made from concrete. You can execute them as follows:
- A container is taken - a bath, a plastic bucket, a basin.
- A mixture of 2 parts of cement, 3 parts of expanded clay, 3 parts of sand and water is made.
- A concrete layer is laid at the bottom of the tank, then a mold is set.
- Between the form and the side walls of the tank, the mixture is laid out.
- To fix the internal form, stones are laid on it.
- You can remove the pot after 6 days.
- After 10 days have passed, you can plant the plants.
Purchased street flowerpots
It is better to choose products from materials such as clay, ceramics, stone. Clay containers should be coated with glaze: this will ensure their durability and resistance to low temperatures.
Inexpensive are flowerpots made of stone chips or concrete. But they look monumental, so it is recommended to install them in large areas. The same can be said about metal products. It should be noted that their surface heats up quickly, so plants will have to be watered more often than usual.
Cast iron flowerpots - A classic version, which, like zinc products, can be used to create a high-tech style. Stone look great on coasters and stands. It is customary to decorate them with various ornaments: so they look even more beautiful.
Flowerpots: decoration for a summer residence (video)
You can make flowerpots for the garden from various materials. If a tree is used to create a product, it is necessary to treat it with an antiseptic and then varnish or drying oil. An excellent and economical material for the implementation of the plan will be old tires. No less attractive look and purchased products from plastic, stone, metal. Starting from the choice of a particular species should be based on personal preferences and the general style of the garden.