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Saturday, November 6, 2010



I've been trying to figure out what to do with my plant pots in order to display them on the plant stand I'm making, which is coming along nicely BTW. I just have the glazing, which I have been procrastinating about, because I've never done it before, and the poly finish to do. If it turns out 1/2 as good as the ones I've seen on the web, it's going to look nice.

Anyway, back to the pots. I have several different styles and colors of pots. Now, mind you,  these are not nice designer pots. Most of them are the typical plastic hanging pots you find at the home improvement center.

So, I had seen this idea about putting decorative shelf liner around the pots, like this at http://hisugarplum.blogspot.com/2010/10/before-after-entrance-hall-take-2.html,
planter collage
but the only kind of shelf liner I can find where I shop is solid color, and I don't think that would look particularly attractive.

Then, I thought, maybe I can wrap them in fabric and secure it just under the lip of the pot. Sorta like this.
Of course, this image is just for visualizing purposes only. It would be neater around the top, no corners hanging out, probably rounded. If I went the fabric route, I was thinking maybe different patterns of black and white, or maybe just black with white dots and white with black dots, or maybe the same idea with stripes. I have deep saucers for under the pots, so watering would not be a problem getting the fabric wet.

So, last I night, or really early morning, I had a dream that I was crocheting baskets to put around containers and thought  "hey, that's what I should do with my pots". When I woke up, this kinda stuck in my mind , but I thought "boy, that's gonna take a lot of yarn!" Then I remembered about this craft for making a headwrap out of old t-shirts at http://sewhomegrown.blogspot.com/2010/10/diy-braided-t-shirt-yarn-headwrap.html
I figured, I have a lot of old t-shirts around, maybe I could crochet some covers out of t-shirt yarn. 

Then I'm wondering, should I go with a vertical pattern 
or a horizontal pattern,
Close-Up Photo of Double Crochet Stitches
or maybe a basket weave.

So, what do you think? Fabric or crochet?  Or do you have some other idea?
I would love for some input on this, 'cause I an indecisive and I know there are a lot of creative bloggers out there.

1 comment:

  1. very creative ideas! (all mine are under grow lights for the winter in the basement...as I have no where to keep them upstairs )


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