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In the summer, a lot of flowers appear on the summer cottage, and some of them are grown in pots for additional decoration of the house and the territory. And so that such an ornament becomes even more original, we will reveal to you one secret - decorating flower containers.
Some time ago, we already considered a similar topic, where we studied flower pots and light decor, decoration and the transformation of hanging vessels for flowers. Today, we decided to focus on flower pots and disassemble their transformation with our own hands, because it is far from necessary to buy beauty expensive.
You can do this original thing in the country and at home. This is very exciting and, believe me, once you have made your own jewelry, you will increasingly reach for such an occupation, imagination will give rise to new ideas, and your hands will reach and create. Moreover, for work you do not need to specifically allocate a lot of free time or spend money.
DIY flower pot decoration
Any decor work should not take away your free time and money, but should only be a pleasure. Therefore, you can find all the materials at home, select one evening and create a whole gallery of unusual containers that will decorate the territory of the summer residence, window sills of summer houses, a gazebo, etc.
This is the easiest option. That is, there is no need for special knowledge, special materials and tools, you do not have to buy anything, because everything is already at hand, but this concerns only the simplest work, which can always be complicated.
It is interesting that such a decor can be replaced at any time, if, for example, you transfer plants to a room where this coloring of the decor does not fit, the fabric has become boring or simply burnt out in the sun. In general, everything is simple, and the method is to wrap the pot with a piece of cloth.
Initially, you should take a flap, a piece or a whole piece of fabric that was lying around at home, measure the required amount (according to the parameters of the container), and wrap the container with it. At the junction of the fabric can be sewn, but since it is long and not very convenient, the fabric can be glued. But this method can be circumvented - the composition can always be bandaged with a ribbon, thereby creating a nice addition, the so-called collar, and even a nice bow. In this case, the tape may differ in color from the fabric, for example, be the color of the plant itself or its colors. So it will be much more original and correct on the part of design.
It is possible to use not a new fabric for such decor, but rags from old shirts, diapers, sweaters, towels and so on. It looks very nice and burlap, and camouflage fabric, and canvas. These types of fabric will last much longer, since they initially have enviable strength.
Decoration of flower pots with twine
You can use not only twine, but also a thin rope, a thick rope and even a woolen thread, because the principle is very similar. It is possible to tie pots, drawing a finished pattern or weaving.
A rope or twine is applied to the container in successive turns from the bottom up or vice versa, to whom it is more convenient. The twine should fit snugly against the pot, with some tension so that it does not slip and the decoration does not deteriorate over time. To fix, you can use knots, glue and even varnish, which opens the entire decoration at the end of the work.
There are a lot of ways to decorate with twine or rope. Here, a standard winding, a patterned winding, a pigtail wrapping, tying together several flower pots with a single twine, and thereby building a very nice combination, are used. In short, you can train for hours and even independently invent ways that will later become a public asset.
The use of eggshells and other elements
By and large, this method of decorating and decorating pots with shells is almost identical. They consist in the sequential or chaotic pasting of the pots with shell pieces or shells in order to create a texture surface for subsequent painting or laying out a finished picture. In this way, you can create almost a fresco, a mosaic-like surface, create a flowerpot in a marine style or decorate the pot with an antique pattern. This is a simple, but very scrupulous, time-consuming and, so to speak, a little nervous, because you will have to work with small details, and, by the way, sometimes, very naughty.
Gluing occurs on a clean, fat-free surface on furniture glue, or other high-quality adhesive, which has the necessary viscosity and dries quickly. The glue is applied with a brush to a piece of shell or shell and to the place where part of the decor will be fixed. After 40-60 seconds, their surfaces can be joined and pressed a little. Thus, the pot takes an hour or two, a large capacity - about 6 hours or more. It all depends on the complexity of the work that you choose, because you can apply fragments, let it dry and cover everything with a uniform paint or varnish, or lay out a puzzle, a picture, a pattern, an ornament on the surface of the pot.
You can use not only the elements indicated by us, but also glass, pebbles, wood chips and even all unnecessary things that are in the house. For example, the popular idea is to paste pots vertically with pencils !!! Yes, yes, just with colored pencils, scattering shade. It looks very funny. There are also specimens covered with household rubbish - batteries, microcircuits, toothpicks, cotton wool, bundles of fishing lines, bottle caps, and all this is not separate, but together, so that fantasy can take off in earnest!
Drawing drawings on flower pots
This is a very interesting method, and artists and even people who held the brush in their hands only a few times at school drawing lessons can take it into account. Such a decoration is real because it is not necessary to display portraits or high-quality still lifes on the pots. This can be chaotic cubism, abstractions, or even children's drawings, such as clouds and the sun, grass and insects, forest glades and animals. Try it and you will realize that it is a lot of fun, especially when the result is such funny pictures.
You can apply a variety of paints to the surface of the pots, but it is better to choose safe and non-toxic, so as not to feel bad during work from fumes. In the work you can use pussies, special brushes, foam rubber, gauze and so on.
Combined pot decoration
Now we will consider some interesting options that not only interested us, but are also the most popular among craftsmen.
Decor fabric and twine
This method is very popular, because combining fabric and twine is easy and you can create incredible patterns. You can also use colored twine, which will look very original on the fabric. Most often, the rope is applied over the fabric with which the pot is wrapped, but it can be the other way around, especially when it comes to burlap. Here, the twine can pass through the fabric, hide under it, go out. In general, it all depends on your imagination.
Decor with paints and moss
There is a method that is very interesting not only to craftsmen from the people, but also to professional decorators. Use it to create antique and classic styles indoors and in landscape design - this is the artificial aging of objects. It can be applied to flower pots. Just imagine that now the plants will grow in the plants themselves, that is, on the surface of the flower pot there will be not only the original relief and pattern, but it will also be covered with moss. To do this, a special mixture is created on the container, created from live moss and clay, yogurt and a small amount of water, which are mixed to a single thick consistency. You can also use other methods of growing moss, for example, based on nutrients, fertilizers, moist soil and so on. But remember that a similar method is only good for use in the yard, and there are two main reasons for this: moss will live only in a natural and humid environment, and it can not be grown at home.
After growing the moss, it is applied to the surface, and when it takes root, everything necessary is finished on the pot. But know that to age the pot and thus decorate it can only be paints and viscous elements such as thick paint or clay.
Decoration of flower containers with fabric, wood and twine
To begin with, the pot is wrapped with cloth, again, it is advisable to choose burlap. It is fixed on droplets of glue, just to hold out until it is pressed on top of a tree. Further, in the “frame” appears the wood material itself - twigs of any tree of medium thickness, as well as the twine with which they are attached to each other. Having knitted together the branches for decoration (preferably randomly, branches of different diameters and lengths), we tie them in a burlap pot. The only requirement is that the strapping should be even in the lower part, near the bottom of the container, so as not to disturb the balance. By and large, everything, and if you liked this method, then with its help you can decorate even large country flowerpots.
Video about decorating flower pots
Decorating containers for plants is an interesting and entertaining business, as, indeed, any sphere of landscape design. Therefore, having mastered another way of changing the external data of summer cottages, and learning how to do it qualitatively, you can make the territory of the cottage, as well as personal plots even more beautiful and exclusive, than you will please not only yourself, but the whole family. We recommend that you read the article on flower clocks on a personal plot.