Styrofoam Pot: wow o wow

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Styrofoam Pot

By Cinta
July 31, 2012

We are all going green. Flower pots are expensive. You can make a simple pot from scraps of styrofoam, outdoor caulking, and small rocks from the Dollar Store. On this pot I used rocks, tile from a discount warehouse, and chess set pieces from Goodwill.

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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jul 30, 2012 6:23 PM CST
that is just great!!!
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wildflowers
Jul 30, 2012 7:19 PM CST
It sure is. Thanks for sharing your wonderful repurposing idea!! Thumbs up
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flowersrjen
Jul 30, 2012 7:41 PM CST
Very cool, Thumbs up
Do you make a drainage hole in the bottom?
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Samigal
Jul 30, 2012 8:40 PM CST
I have all the material, now to put it all together. Great instructions! Have styrofoam containers that I plan on using, but when is the operative question. Wish I could find the glass tiles or other small tiles at a mark down. I'm always checking out Habitat for Humanity for the smaller tiles, no luck just yet. Alwaays have to make drainage holes no matter what you repurpose. Hurray!
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valleylynn
Jul 30, 2012 10:41 PM CST
What an amazing tutorial Cinta. Such easy to follow instructions that create such a master piece for the garden. Hurray!
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chefmike92
Jul 30, 2012 11:36 PM CST
Samigal said:I have all the material, now to put it all together. Great instructions! Have styrofoam containers that I plan on using, but when is the operative question. Wish I could find the glass tiles or other small tiles at a mark down. I'm always checking out Habitat for Humanity for the smaller tiles, no luck just yet. Alwaays have to make drainage holes no matter what you repurpose. Hurray!


That is a great idea keep that styro out of the land fills

A idea if you cant find glass tiles i have got different glass plates from 2nd hand store and put in a pillow case and broke them and used the pieces for different things CAUTION they are sharp I use a grout from or a calking to fill in between them and protect from sharp edges
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Robynznest
Jul 31, 2012 3:49 PM CST
I love this idea, I've been wanting to do something with all the styrofoam I have in the storage shed. I didn't know what to use to keep them together. Cool.
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Cinta
Jul 31, 2012 11:47 PM CST
Thank you all.

To the question of a drainage hole. It is very easy to punch holes for drainage. You are not putting any decor on the bottom of your pot. So this can be done when your pot is finished.

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CindiKS
Aug 2, 2012 9:53 AM CST
Did you add something to strengthen the bottom of the pot? How heavy is the pot? Those chess pieces are really a cool touch. Thumbs up
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Cinta
Aug 4, 2012 7:30 AM CST
There is no need to strengthen the pot bottom. Usually the packing styrofoam is 3" thick. Styrofoam is strong. It will not give way to weight. It will not rot and last a lifetime. I try to keep it out of the landfill.

With the outdoor caulking and whatever you use as decorative covering will determine weight.

This pot's weight is about 10 lbs because of the rocks and onyx pieces are heavy.

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Robynznest
Aug 5, 2012 6:25 AM CST
Good to know. I have so much styrofoam right now, I think I need to come up with something bright, wild and crazy looking.
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superbug72
Aug 6, 2012 10:50 AM CST
fantastic idea! love to keep stuff out of the landfill. thanks to all the creative people here.
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vic
Aug 24, 2012 10:03 AM CST
BEAUTIFUL! Hurray!

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