Monday, June 18, 2012

DIY Clothespin Flower Pot

Recycle these wooden clothes pins for an unique flower pot of your own!

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DIY Clothespin Flower Pot

I know spring is almost over, but I can’t help telling you about this amazing thing you can do yourselves at home with a little imagination and very little materials. Flowers grow in summer, too, so it would be a real gift for the plant lovers around here. This is a DIY Clothespin Flower Pot that is mean to hold small plants like these daffodils, that are actually a bit too big, so you can use smaller plants. First thing’s first , so if you like flowers , just take a look at the photos first and if you are curious about the steps you need to take in order to do this, then keep reading this article.

First step – buy some small flowers that can be moved to a pot immediately. You can find them in specialized stores and even in the market.

Second step – gather all the things that you need for the project and make sure you find a large and clean area where you can try your artistic skills. Here is a list with the materials you need for getting one such special flower pot: a small plastic yoghurt cup (but you can also use any kind of cup that you have), a bunch of wooden clothes pins, lots of differently coloured glitter, some clear spray (optional) and lots of fun.

Step number three – Adjust the size of the plastic cups to the size of the clothes pin, so that when you clip them to the cup, you will not see an ugly plastic edge.

Step number four – apply glitter on the clothes pins, a different colour on each pin, dry them and then spray a bit of clear spray for fixating the glitter and not allowing it to spread all over the place.

Step number five – Just leave the clothes pins to get dried and them simply clip them on the plastic cup all around, not leaving any space in between them.

Step number six -Bring on your small plant that is already potted in a small transparent container, water it a bit and then place it in a visible sunny way on your balcony. Make sure your container has some holes on the bottom, so that the water that you pour will be able to drain.It will be so colourful and nice and it will make you smile just looking at it. {found on This Heart of Mine Blog}.