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Name: Dee Moore
Arroyo Grande, CA (Zone 9a)
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DomehomeDee
Sep 8, 2015 10:41 PM CST
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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Name: Vicki
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vic
Sep 9, 2015 12:05 AM CST

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This is absolutely fantastic Hurray!

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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Sep 9, 2015 9:17 AM CST

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Hurray! Hurray!
This is fantastic!!!
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Oct 12, 2015 3:59 PM CST
I agree Great idea; looks beautiful.
Finally, a good use for an exercise ball. Whistling
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 14, 2015 11:01 AM CST
I agree, that is wonderful! Oh how I wish I had the patience to do something like that!
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Oct 14, 2015 4:45 PM CST
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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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Oct 14, 2015 5:02 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Greene
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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
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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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 15, 2015 9:08 AM CST
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/sports-outdoors/fitness-balls/... 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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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Oct 15, 2015 9:50 AM CST
I agree I agree
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Name: Dee Moore
Arroyo Grande, CA (Zone 9a)
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DomehomeDee
Oct 15, 2015 11:40 AM CST
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.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 15, 2015 12:07 PM CST
I sure look forward to your article!
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
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lovemyhouse
Oct 15, 2015 12:08 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Oct 15, 2015 12:13 PM CST
I agree Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Oct 16, 2015 8:58 AM CST

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I agree I agree
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Oct 16, 2015 1:33 PM CST

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Hurray!
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