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Sep 8, 2015 10:41 PM CST
Name: Dee Moore
Arroyo Grande, CA (Zone 9a)
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I've made several of these "towel" planters the last two years. This is the latest design. I used an exercise ball to mold a cement soaked towel over. I then used some aviary wire to strengthen it being it was so large. A few coats of cement painted on to cover and it's done!
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Sep 9, 2015 12:05 AM CST
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This is absolutely fantastic Hurray!

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Sep 9, 2015 9:17 AM CST
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Hurray! Hurray!
This is fantastic!!!
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Oct 12, 2015 3:59 PM CST
Name: greene
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I agree Great idea; looks beautiful.
Finally, a good use for an exercise ball. Whistling
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Oct 14, 2015 11:01 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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I agree, that is wonderful! Oh how I wish I had the patience to do something like that!
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Oct 14, 2015 4:45 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Did you save any photos of the process? Maybe you can write a short article to show others how to do the same. I know there is probably an exercise ball in many people's closets that is looking for some excitement.
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Oct 14, 2015 5:02 PM CST
Name: Debra
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Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Greene
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Oct 14, 2015 5:20 PM CST
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I would LOVE to have an article about this!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Oct 15, 2015 9:08 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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DomehomeDee said:I've made several of these "towel" planters the last two years. This is the latest design. I used an exercise ball to mold a cement soaked towel over. I then used some aviary wire to strengthen it being it was so large. A few coats of cement painted on to cover and it's done!
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Dee, if you make another one of these wonderful containers, I too hope you will take photos of each phase of the project and submit it to Trish with step by step instructions. It sure would make for a nice article published here on ATP!

Although I have a very short attention span and little patience I do think that is an incredible container and when we move to our retirement home next May I'd love to try my hand at making a couple for our pool deck! I would definitely need step by step instructions to complete the project. *Blush* I wasn't sure what was meant by an exercise ball; LOL, the first thing that came to my mind was this heavy leather ball my husband has in the garage from years ago that he used for working out but I googled "Exercise Ball" and found that Walmart sells different sizes: http://www.walmart.com/browse/... It would be fun to make a couple of different size containers; maybe a bath towel for the large size and a hand size towel for a smaller container?
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Oct 15, 2015 9:50 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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Oct 15, 2015 11:40 AM CST
Name: Dee Moore
Arroyo Grande, CA (Zone 9a)
Seller of Garden Stuff Seed Starter Garden Art Butterflies Annuals Cactus and Succulents
Greenhouse Container Gardener Region: California Winter Sowing Garden Photography I helped beta test the first seed swap
As soon as I get my work done for this week I'll think about an "article". It might be interesting to write about all my cement projects and the various methods I've used to create pots and sculptures. This "excersize ball" pot is really an easy one to make, and the smaller "cement towel" pots are even easier as you don't have to reinforce them with wire mesh.
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Oct 15, 2015 12:07 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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I sure look forward to your article!
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Oct 15, 2015 12:08 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Hurray! Hurray!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Oct 15, 2015 12:13 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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I agree Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Oct 16, 2015 8:58 AM CST
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Name: Trish
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Oct 16, 2015 1:33 PM CST
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Hurray!
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