Friday, November 19, 2010

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Check out this great idea I saw in a Better Homes and Gardens magazine. Sorry the picture is not a lot better. Most of the time I just put my pots of succulents on the ground around small tables I have bought. But I thought this idea was really neat. Looks easy to do and won't cost an arm and a leg for something unusual.

I know the article is hard to read so I will type it out for you! It says:

Stack and Stick
Make end tables and planter pedestals by stacking containers and saucers in creative combination's.

Designing
Sketch out possible combination's, or play with pots you already have on hand, to find a design you like. Once you have the necessary pieces , assemble them without gluing to make sure the result is as you envisioned.

Gluing
Use craft adhesive (we used E6000) to attach pieces. Run a solid bead on each surface to be glued, assemble then let the assembly dry according to directions. A spray coat of clay pot sealer will help the terra-cotta resist weathering!

There you go! I may try this under my gazebo next spring!

10 comments:

donna said...

I like this idea, too. The gluing would be important, but the sealer no so much. The weathered terra-cotta might be appealing to some.

donna

Mandy said...

Good morning! The greenhouse I ordered on eBay for $89 with free shipping. It took maybe a week to get here and was a cinch to set up. I don't remember te seller, but I just searched greenhouse on eBay and found it. It's 12 x 12 x 7. We weighted it down with pavers for a little extra support and I found the metal/wire shelves at Walmart for $35. You'll love it! Actually going to get another for my Bougainvillea and hibiscus...ran out of room!

On the labels, I think on the design page when you sign in it's on the gadget option. I think you click insert gadget ad choose labels and then move it where you want it. I'm not looking at it, but I think that's right. Then all your labels that you put on each post automatically appear there...very nifty!

Have a great day and I'll look forward to seeing pics of your greenhouse!

Mandy said...

I just to to read your actual post...this morning was just to get a response to you. Anyhoo...what a great idea! This is going to be must try come springtime.

NotSoAngryRedHead said...

I've seen this done with plastic pots for much lighter furniture, birdbaths, bird feeders, etc. I actually have a magazine (Birds and Blooms) from 1999 that describes this. I wonder how far back it goes...

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Thanks everyone! I may get me a greenhouse! I thought this was a fun idea!

Plastic would work too but maybe would not be as steady or last as long.

NotSoAngryRedHead said...

Considering how many terracotta pots I break, the plastic might last longer with me at least, and so long as it's weighted down with plants/water/rocks/food, it should be at least somewhat stable. I guess it depends on the gardener's prerogative. :-)

Julie said...

We use E6000 for jewelry making!!! This larger table looks so great! Marvelous ideas, Candy! As soon as I get a job I would like to try one, for sure!!!

Evelyn said...

Looks good.

Smita Srivastava said...

First time at ur blog ... I jus loved going thru ur wonderful space , ur lovely succulent collection is amazing !!!!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Thank you so much Smita! That is so sweet of you to say! Can't wait to share more with you!