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Pretty tradecraft planters....

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…not really wanting to ‘advertise’ as such..I don’t work for them or anything…. but I saw these today and thought they were really pretty and different. Tradecraft, made from recycled tyres! I suppose you could do similar with those coloured plastic trugs if you drilled holes in them and got arty with some paints.. lots of possiblilities. I wish I could think of this kind of thing when I actually have something to up cycle!

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Oh yes, I like those! They are something new and different.
Well spotted!

16 Feb, 2015

 

Hi Karen, I like the flowers, but I'm afraid I can do without the planters, I'm not into all this ' arty farty' sort of stuff, I think the flowers or plants should be the main attraction, not the containers, lol, Derek.

16 Feb, 2015

 

Tend to agree with Derek sorry Karen.

But i do like upcycle to save going to landfill.

Recently upcycle table mats by taking off what was bit faded and remade with photos of holiday landmarks and now lloks like new.

Like the flowers.

16 Feb, 2015

 

No need to apologise Kath. I can see what you both mean. I like them...but itneedsto bein the. Rights,ace, like Ay e in my BBQ corner with herbs in!

16 Feb, 2015

 

I like plain containers too, but these are very pretty in their own right. I wouldn't put flowers in them but herbs would be very nice. And if you made your own (how?) you could just paint them a plain colour to suit you.
Scotcat did you paint over the photos with clear varnish?

16 Feb, 2015

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Karen I use the plastic trugs they come in all colours could look attractive with a few stencilled flowers or grapes maybe.an all over paint would almost certainly crack and chip off as the plastic is thin and will expand and contract with heat and cold.
another thought a strawberry planter melt some holes around the sides, plant sides and top

17 Feb, 2015

 

Yes strawberries would look great and kitchen herbs Karen

Sg no never uses varnish you can get roll of film to go over photos from hobbycraft .

So now got nice upcycled mats and coaster for the motor home.

17 Feb, 2015

 

Aren't they super? I'd love to be more adventurous with recycling, but I have to admit even my efforts end up in the bin lol!

17 Feb, 2015

 

It's the paint I'm a bit dubious about. How do they get it to stick to the rubber I wonder. Probably fine in iNdia where they make them, but one frost and I bet all the paint would be off.

17 Feb, 2015

 

Your right Karen. I had a go years ago at painting some discarded tyres as planters. Fine the first summer, but when winter arrived they flaked and peeled...didn't do it again.

17 Feb, 2015

 

Kath does that mean you can't put anything hot on the mats then? I know the film you mean, I use it for lots of things.
If you use a lot you can get big rolls from Don Gresswell
library suppliers and one will last you for years!

17 Feb, 2015

 

I covered some old coasters with metallic silver Fablon, the type that looks like steel flooring. They are heatproof enough for coffee cups, and look smart in an industrial sort of way. I also used the same stuff to cover my son's very tatty-looking laptop, and it looked very smart. He said he was asked more than once what sort of laptop it was. Have you seen the notebooks that have old motherboards as covers? Very striking. I always love seeing ideas for upcycling, and always intend to copy some of them , but don't usually get around to it.

17 Feb, 2015

 

I like those planters. Love crafting and painted pots are sweet I think, nice to have some individuality in the garden I think.

18 Feb, 2015

 

Good idea Melchi!

18 Feb, 2015

 

SG i think the mats will stand the heat as it wont be hot plants out of an oven .

18 Feb, 2015

 

I thought you meant table mats for mealtimes, not for standing plants on! I have been trying to imagine hot plants out of the oven but not managed it so far...

18 Feb, 2015

 

Zennor I am with you on this one, I like some individuality in the garden, always ready to have a go at something different, very pretty Karen.

19 Feb, 2015

 

Sg ment hot plates not plants.

19 Feb, 2015

 

Thought you did, just enjoying being difficult lol....its an nice idea though. Perhaps a baked broccoli?

19 Feb, 2015

 

Very nice...particularly the blue (top) one.

20 Feb, 2015

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