10 easy ways to decorate flower pots Decorating pots with your own hands.
Original flower pots will help to emphasize the beauty of the home plant. But what if you can't find the right one on the shelves? In this article, we will tell you in detail how to make a truly exclusive planter yourself.
A beautiful houseplant needs an appropriate frame, so a flower pot is an important part of the overall look. It is important that the planter should be combined with the interior of the room in which it is located.
Fortunately, now in flower shops you can get confused by the varied selection of flower pots. But the price tag for these ceramic products is sometimes not the most humane. An excellent way out in this situation would be to create a flower pots with your own hands. Moreover, old flower pots and containers that have lost their appearance are perfect for this purpose.
How to choose the right flower pot
Each specific plant requires an individual selection of flower capacity. It is worth considering parameters such as growth rate, growth of the root system, drainage holes. For some plants, for example, orchids, it is important what material the pots are made of. Since phalaenopsis are big lovers of light, then pots are more suitable for them made of glass or transparent plastic. But here another problem may arise, the pot is good for everyone, but only its appearance is not aesthetic enough. In this case, there is nothing difficult to decorate it in accordance with your taste and the surrounding interior.
When to decorate a flower pot:
If the pots are not compatible with the houseplant itself;
If flower pots look too simple or, conversely, clumsy;
If the pot has lost its appearance;
· To mask flaws and flaws;
If it does not fit into the environment;
· If you want to get an exclusive item with minimal financial costs;
If you like to create unusual and original things with your own hands
10 ways to create original flower pots
You can make a flower pot unusual using the following methods:
If you are not very fond of hand-made, then this method is for you. In addition, it is the fastest. You just need to place the old planter in the new one. The main disadvantage is impracticality. Therefore, this method is best suited for those who, already having a beautiful pot at home, simply do not want to get it dirty. It is a great idea to plant the plant in an old smaller pot, and only then place it inside the main planter. Thus, you will achieve an aesthetic effect with a minimum of effort.
This method can also be used when the planter you like does not meet the requirements of your houseplant. Therefore, it is better to place a functional pot inside, and a decorative one on top.
By the way, this approach opens up new horizons in decoration. Drawers, hat boxes can be used as an external container.
The easiest way to change the look is painting. Indeed, simply by repainting the walls in a room, you can observe a change in the style and mood of the room. So it is with the pots. You can use any color, any painting technique. From dark to light, careless stains or clear lines - it's up to you to choose.
If you have drawing skills, then even a small drawing can fit on a flower pot.
It is necessary to choose paints that are suitable for the texture of the planter, as well as pretreat before painting by sanding the surface.
Letter to the flowerpot
You can paint the flowerpot with special paint to create a slate effect. After drying, the inscriptions can be applied with a special marker. This is a universal solution for both work and children's room. It's also a great gift idea. You can write a congratulation or a declaration of love on the pot.
You can completely cover the surface of the pot not only with a brush and paint. It is enough to purchase a glue gun and you can create a three-dimensional pattern using materials at hand. For example, beads, shells, stones and cones, decorative glasses. This method is good for bridging defects such as cracks, chips. The volumetric pots will look very original and original.
Style "country»More and more penetrates into the design of not only premises, but also accessories. Flower pots in a discreet, minimalist style will look very stylish and modern. To do this, you will need any eco-material - bark, dried flowers, tree cuts. Using a glue gun, the material is attached to the planter. Given the fragility of this decoration, such a flower pot is best used as an accent, small piece of art.
Volume in everything
Unlike the previous method, applying various types of volumetric applique to the planter will be more practical to use. The material for the future pattern can be varied - clay, salt dough. You can make the base yourself, or you can buy it ready-made in the store. The ornament can be very diverse from pigtails to starfish and seashells. Consider the rules of compatibility. Volumetric drawings look best on clay pots.
Good old decoupage
You can add nostalgic motives to the pots or add notes of Provence to the interior with the help of decoupage. Of the materials, napkins, postcards are perfect. A great addition will be the use of various visual effects - applying a patina, giving a metallic sheen.
Fur coat for pots.
You can radically change the appearance of the pot with the help of a textile "coat" for pots. This method is suitable for those who are good at sewing or knitting. You can use any material you like. You can add a cozy touch using the patchwork technique - patchwork. Such a pot will look great on the windowsill of a country house or summer cottage.
This decoration method is good for its simplicity, but it has an original result. All you need is to coat the surface of the pot with PVA glue and start winding. You can opt for jute, twine, sisal. Using metallized paper, you can add a metallic sheen to the planter. A pot in this design will look concise and stylish. Fits perfectly into the Scandinavian style.
Hang on, ribbon!
If you don't want to waste time decorating at all, then there is a quick and effective way - decorating with ribbons and braid. It is enough to buy multi-colored ribbons and ribbons in any sewing store, and then tie them to an old flower pot.
You can attach a tag with wishes, plant name or watering schedule to the edge of the tape