How to make flowerpots with own hands

How to make flowerpots with own hands

Self-made flowerpots from tree, concrete, plaster or old tires will be suitable for decoration of garden, the seasonal dacha, loggia or verandah. It is simple to make them, for work it is possible to use improvised materials. The cachepots created by the hands are eco-friendly, durable and without problems fit into any landscape.

Flowerpots for the dacha and the house the hands

Today it is possible to find various tanks for flowers in shop: plastic and ceramic, metal and wooden. The prices are quite available, the sizes can be any. However the experienced and beginning gardeners more often make out landscape the vases, cachepot and containers made with own hand. Among their advantages:

  • opportunity to use Liouba improvised materials;
  • profitability;
  • speed and simplicity of production;

Using unusual materials, it is possible to make the site, verandah or balcony absolutely unique. Self-made cachepots and flowerpots are suitable for cultivation of any plants, tanks can be placed on the street or indoors: on the covered verandah or loggia.

Interesting master classes in independent production of flowerpots offer the specialized websites and magazines on gardening. Interesting flower tanks can be made from:

  • old automobile tires;
  • plaster;
  • cement and concrete;

Creative gardeners use also other original materials: rod, plastic, jute bags, ropes, baskets, old suitcases, footwear, tubs and barrels.

Flowerpots from tires: cheap and unusually

Very popular material for registration of beds – the used automobile tires. They will be suitable not for each garden, however at the correct selection of plants and arrangement are capable to decorate the small site.

For creation of flower tanks it is better to use softer not studded tires with rims. Except them it is necessary to prepare:

  • grinder;
  • the pencil or swept;
  • sharp knife;
  • soap solution;
  • paint brush;
  • paint;

The tire cleaned from dirt is stacked flatwise, on one side pencil or chalk drawing contours are outlined. Most effectively the flowerpot with the sharpened or roundish lobes looks. They have to be identical, otherwise the cachepot will look inaccurately.

By means of sharp knife the tire is cut on basting. That process went quicker, the edge is constantly moistened in soap solution. It is convenient to use the electrofret saw which before work is dipped into soapsuds too.

The tire is overturned and, stepping on rim leg, hook lobes and turn out them outside. The ready bowl is carefully wiped from dust, figured cuts straighten with knife and grind the machine to ideal smoothness. Outside capacity becomes covered with the degreasing solution and primer. After drying it is possible to start coloring. At first the layer of background paint by means of wide brush, the roller or the spray is applied on flowerpot. Then it is possible to represent patterns. Colors are chosen depending on design of the site and plants which will be planted in capacity. You should not do flowerpot too bright, plants have to draw the main attention.

Ready capacity is established on the chosen place, internal part is dimmed agrofabric. Then in flowerpot fill up layer of sand and whether pebble which close fertile soil. After filling it is possible to start landing of plants. Flowerpots from tires perfectly are suitable for petunias, nasturtiums, lobelias and other krasivotsvetushchy ingates.

Wooden flowerpots: what they can be

Tanks for flowers from tree perfectly fit into landscape. They are suitable for the big and tiny site, they can be placed on the verandah open for the area or against the background of bushes. If desired it is possible to build the original hill which will become the most effective decorative element at the dacha from flowerpots.

Among advantages of wooden tanks there are their environmental friendliness, universality, simplicity of production and effective exterior. However tanks from tree have also shortcomings. They badly transfer excess of moisture or constant sun roast, natural wood quite often is surprised fungus. Antibacterial impregnation and the correct storage of tanks will help to provide durability of design. It is necessary to replace wooden flowerpots with new rather often, but at their low cost this process will not be burdensome. 

It is possible to make various flowerpots of tree. It is not obligatory to buy expensive preparations. Improvised materials quite will be suitable for creativity. Among the most popular:

  • scraps of boards and rails; 
  • old barrels and tubs;
  • boxes;
  • the cut stubs;
  • logs and chocks.

Flowerpots in natural style: find for giving

The tanks for flowers made of foozles, chocks or logs will become the real decoration of the site. Them it is possible to arrange in any place, if desired it is simple to move design. Beginners should trying to make capacity of previously rooted out stub. Optimum height of design – 35-40 cm, superfluous is cut off by the chainsaw. For self-made flowerpots it is better to use birch stubs, but also other trees will approach: oaks, apple-trees, elms.

On cut of stub draw circle with space from edge of 7-8 cm. On its perimeter make openings, then as chisel choose wood, preparing capacity for plants. Walls and bottom are leveled, internal part has to become absolutely smooth. In the lower part several drainage holes are drilled. After that it is possible to fill capacity with soil and to stamp it. When the earth a little sinks, in flowerpot a little more soil is poured.

The design from stub will serve several seasons and will demand replacement. To provide its durability, it is possible to process wood anti-fungal impregnation. Plants land in pots, and then place them in flowerpots from stub. Such option will be suitable for cultivation of seasonal flowers. In the spring in cachepot it is possible to deliver to capacity with primroses, crocuses or muskar, to replace them with carnation, saffron or salviya in the summer, to plant chrysanthemum bushes or asters in the fall.   

Garden cachepots from barrel

Original decoration of small garden – flowerpot from old barrel. In it it is possible to plant any magnificent ampelous plants: petunia, lobelia, honeysuckle, pletisty roses. Will be necessary for work:

  • barrels of any size;
  • electric drill;
  • veneer sheet;
  • self-tapping screws;
  • circular saw;
  • paint;

Saw cut out the circle corresponding on diameter to barrel bottom from thick plywood. Capacity is cut off up to the necessary height, for bigger reliability of wall it is possible to strengthen additional hoop. Capacity and plywood leaf process primer or antibacterial impregnation. The plywood blank is fastened to bottom self-tapping screws, make drainage holes. On bottom the layer of small pebble is filled, then capacity is filled with nutritious soil. Plants land in couple of days when the earth is condensed.

The flowerpot can be made mobile of barrel. Fasten 3 roller wheels on brackets to bottom. Such product easily moves to any place of the site, during bad weather it is easy to transport flowerpot on verandah or under canopy. Walls of flowerpot can be painted or painted, but wooden capacity is beautiful also in itself.

Flowerpots from boxes: cheap and stylish

The interesting decision for giving, loggia or balcony – flowerpots from normal wooden boxes. They are mobile, available and simple in use. It is easy to decorate capacity in any style: classical, romantic, vanguard, expressly eco-friendly.

Normal boxes from under fruit which can be borrowed in any vegetable tent will be necessary for work. They are carefully oshkurivat, processed antifungal impregnation, and then covered with mordant or transparent lacquer. Inside the strong polyethylene film gives all the best, edges are fixed by the stapler a little below than the top level of box. Then in capacity the earth is filled and flowers land. Flowerpots from boxes can be fixed on walls of loggia or verandah, to put on the site in the form of small pyramid. The interesting decision – suspension of design on thick ropes.  

Flower tanks from concrete

The garden in the Japanese style or the site in the spirit of the classical European park can be decorated self-made concrete flowerpots. They are very durable, are well combined with any plants, the design can give any size and the form. Will be necessary for work:

  • sand and cement;
  • forms of the different sizes;
  • capacity for solution mixing;
  • trowel;
  • knife;
  • brush or spray for paint;
  • plastic tube;
  • vegetable oil.

As form for flowerpots it is possible to use tanks from plastic: bowls, basins, cachepot. 2 products of one form, but the different size will be necessary for creation of one concrete flowerpot.

In capacity for mixing 2 parts of cement and 3 parts of the sifted sand get enough sleep. Mix is mixed and in the portions pour in water. Solution needs to be pounded carefully that in it there were no lumps. It is possible to add a little paint for concrete to weight, ready capacity will get interesting shade.

The big plastic form is covered with vegetable oil from within, and smaller – outside. On bottom of big form pour cement slurry layer of 2-3 cm, insert 4 pieces of plastic tube 5 cm long into the center. When cement grabs, in capacity directly on tubes put smaller form, the space at walls is filled in with the remained solution. That the smaller bowl has not moved, in it lay stone or brick. The surface of concrete is leveled trowel. The design is left for day for drying.

In 24 hours the external uniform is taken off, moisten the turned-out flowerpot with water and closed film. In such look the product is left for week, from time to time it is moistened with water. When concrete finally dries, the internal plastic form is beaten out, trying not to damage walls.

The finished product can be decorated. At first the surface is processed primer, and then coated, using brush or spray. Effectively also the flowerpots decorated by mosaic look. Both ready particles of smalt or ceramics, and splinters of the rejected tile will approach. Them fix on superresistant glue in any order, seams process finish. After registration and drying of cachepot it is possible to fill with soil and to use for jumping of flowers.  

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team