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Make A Beautiful Pot Out Of Waste Materials

Updated on October 11, 2012
Decoupage Vase
Decoupage Vase | Source

We all love indoor plants. Why not decorate the vases, planters also according to the color palette of our interiors?

Craft #1: Materials Required:

Cracked earthen pot; Old cotton cloth; any adhesive; water; fabric pearl colors; round brush;

Method

  1. Take the cotton cloth. Cut out small pieces of this cloth in different sizes and shapes.
  2. Now take a bowl and put some adhesive onto it. Add a little water and mix thoroughly so that it acquires the consistency of gum. Dip these cloth pieces into this mixture.
  3. Now, take them out from the bowl one by one and remove a little adhesive from the cloth pieces by pressing the cloth with your hands.
  4. Then, take the cracked earthen pot and go on placing these cloth pieces (very close to each other) on the pot in any direction you like.
  5. The cloth will get pasted (fixed) on the pot. Let them dry for some time. When they are completely dry, paint them with fabric or pearl colors with a brush.
  6. Let them dry. You can paste flowers, beads, stars, pearls etc.,, on the painted cloth to make the pot more beautiful.

Craft #2: Materials Required:

One plain small ceramic pot; Discarded wax candles; Transparent Varnish Paint; Brushes; Items for decoration; Metallic Paint; Ceramic paint

Method

  1. First ensure that the vase is clean.
  2. Add a coat of ceramic paint to the vase.
  3. When the paint dries off, melt the wax and start dripping the molten wax on the vase giving it dimension. You could tip the vase and spoon out the molten wax and drip it in the direction you want,
  4. Leave to cool. When wax has cooled, use transparent varnish to coat the vase evenly.
  5. Color with metallic colors. The drippings could be colored green to denote stems of flowers. Paint flowers. Use your imagination. Leave to dry.

Black Painted Pot Craft
Black Painted Pot Craft | Source

Craft # 3: Materials Required

An earthen pot; enamel color (black) or any other color according to choice of the oil colors; linseed oil; brush/knife for painting;

Method

  1. Take any discarded old earthen pot and paint it with black enamel color using a brush. Let it dry for two to three hours.
  2. Draw a motif or design on the pot with help of a white or light-colored pencil or chalk.
  3. Now paint the design with oil colors diluted with linseed oil.
  4. The design can also be painted with special knife and oil colors, only if one has expertise in knife painting. Keep the pot aside for drying for about a month as oil colors dry slowly.
  5. Other colors like poster colors, acrylic colors or fabric colors dry in three to four hours.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What a great idea, and what I like most about it is that it is simple enough for me to do it. :) Good suggestion!

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      Deborah 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      Crystal, this looks like fun. I should try making something that isn't digital or on the computer for a change. Thanks for the well organized and easy to understand instructions. Voted up!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      This is such a creative idea. And the results are beautiful.

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      crystaleyes 4 years ago from Earth

      Billy - Thanks friend, I and my 8 year old son Sid did this craft together and submitted it at his school.. it was a big hit

      Ehealer- Yes we are always on the computer, we should now connect with nature a bit I feel.. I will take time out this weekend.. we are planning a cricket match at home.. Thanks for the vote, have a nice day ! :-)

      Shiningirisheyes - Thanks, I am glad that you like the ideas.. Some of the ideas have been suggested by my 8 year old son.. so a hug for him also for this project!

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      Joanna Chandler 4 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi this is very creative and lovely, nice ideas

      Thanks for being kind and sharing it with others.

      So beautiful

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      crystaleyes 4 years ago from Earth

      Thanks LadyFiddler, I am glad that you liked them..

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      psychicdog.net 4 years ago

      Good stuff CrystalEyes - go with hands on! - as a carpenter I'm always trying to come up with something - be a maker not a taker is one of my philosophies so loved this hub. Voted right up!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      These ideas would make some excellent Christmas or Holiday presents. Nicely done. Shared.

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      Johnb501 2 years ago

      A big thank you for your article.Thanks Again. Great. bfcdeaeedeed

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      himanshi 2 years ago

      how it is made from waste products means it requires a lot of colors and i think colors are of waste products and it also takes a lot of time how we make it in school

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      Riya 2 years ago

      A good idea

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      Gunnu 2 years ago

      Good things we can make from waste materials like it is shown below.

      These were good ideas for us.

      I like it.

      Thanks for these good ideas.

      Thank You

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      Gunnu 2 years ago

      Good things we can make from waste materials like it is shown below.

      These were good ideas for us.

      I like it.

      Thanks for these good ideas.

      Thank You

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      manvi 24 months ago

      Thanks it's a good idea

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      Shivangi 23 months ago

      Add Your Comment..Its suberb nd innovative....

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      pallavi 22 months ago

      Superbbbbbbbb.....thanks

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      himanshu singh 22 months ago

      What an innovative and nice idea

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      haritha 21 months ago

      useful&beautiful

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