OK, now that you have used your flower pots to actually plant flowers, have you wondered what else you could do/could have done with them? I’ve seen, and done, a few things that are cute and add such a nice touch to things.
I know you’ve seen some of the ideas that show you how to paint a flower pot and then use it for a pencil holder, or put a smaller pot inside and use it to give a plant as a gift. Those are great ideas. If you do paint the pot and intend to use it for a plant, I would suggest putting a smaller, plastic pot on the inside. I know there are ways to coat the pot so when you water the plant your decorations are not affected, but I honestly believe that is not good for the plant. If you use it as a holder, such as a pencil holder, it would be a good idea to cover the bottom hole, again by using a liner of some sort.
An idea that I actually made, and it lasted about two years on my deck, is to make wind chimes. Decorate about 4 or 5 pots of graduated size terra cotta/clay pots any way you like. Just remember as you decorate that the pots will be hanging upside down when you are ready to hang them. Take some type of roping, such as jute or clothesline and put it through the smallest pot. Leave enough rope hanging that you can attach a weight at the bottom, if you like. I used a metal dragonfly from a garden stake decoration. Tie a knot large enough the pot will not slip, then add the other pots, repeating the knots and having the pots just touching. I also added a large bead on the inside, just to feel better that the pots would not slip. I was surprised at the nice sound these made. I hung it in a fairly protected area and after all this time, I have only lost one of the pots.
My son is very proud of the decoration he made with some flower pots and asked that I share this with you. He went through a phase where penguins were his passion. Using just a picture he found (because he did not turn the instruction sheet over!), he painted and glued some flower pots together and created a penguin. His penguin has two pots glued together to make the body and a smaller pot that sits precariously on the top as the hat. It is glued into a saucer painted to look like the feet. The penguin has a “place of honor” in the stuff on his dresser. Oriental Trading Company has kits that will show you a different style and I’m sure you can adapt things to your tastes.
Please stop by the forum to let me know if you tried these ideas and to share your own. I love hearing from you!