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« on: December 20, 2004 04:49:26 PM »

I know I'm not the most original by making a record planter, but I made one anyway for my DJ friend. He'll think it's original.
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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2004 05:25:15 PM »

thats really cool! did you follow the record bowl tutorial? and are those little buddas?
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2004 08:00:52 PM »

yes, I followed the same tutorial. I figured a planter would be a good idea because there is already a drainage hole in the bottom. I found the little chinese figurines for 50 cents at a greenhouse going out of business.
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2004 08:09:18 PM »

yay! it looks great!
i need to go get some cheap records!!! i've been meaning to make the bowls but this is a great use for them!
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2005 11:44:27 PM »

I love this!  I want to have plants all over the place, but I have 2 problems:

1.  I don't like "normal" planters.  They're always so plain.  You solved that problem!!
2.  I kill most plants I touch.  Seeds I plant don't even bother to grow, I think they're afraid of me!! 
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2005 11:54:01 AM »

It sounds like the perfect plants for you would be succulents. Succulents retain their own water so you don't have to remember to water them all the time. This means they won't die at the touch of your finger.The one in that picture is a jade plant and those are really easy to take care of. You could also go the cactus route if you want.
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2005 11:56:06 AM »

i may get one of those plants and copy your record planter idea. i kill cactus's or cacti (is that plural? its prob. wrong) though....they turn yellow and die Sad
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2005 12:01:25 PM »

Copy away, I didn't think it up myself. These planters look good everywhere. My dad is a doctor and when he saw me making these he had me make two for his fancy waiting room in his office. They actually look pretty cool there. I don't care much for cactuses (cacti? lol). They just sorta sit there. They look so sad. Ferns are my favorite but they are pretty fickel.
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2005 02:38:36 PM »

Oh trust me, if it's any shade of green and thrives in dirt, I can (and will) kill it.

Maybe I'll try anyway...
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2005 09:07:56 AM »

i love it ,and i have a question. Does the dirt stay packed in the bowl pretty well? I mean, i'm just kinda afraid it'd fall out the hole at the bottom...or would you just have the plant bowl on top of something else at all times to keep dirt from falling out?

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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2005 11:51:49 AM »

i love it ,and i have a question. Does the dirt stay packed in the bowl pretty well? I mean, i'm just kinda afraid it'd fall out the hole at the bottom...or would you just have the plant bowl on top of something else at all times to keep dirt from falling out?



You could see about getting a cool black plate to match the bowl, and sit it on top of that.  Or you could find some fiberglass screen (even like, a scrap of that netting-like fabric stuff, I think it's tulle but I'm clueless) and put it in the bottom of the planter before you put dirt in, it should help hold it in.
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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2005 06:02:33 PM »

That looks so neat! I don't like 'normal' planters, because I can never find any that fit the way I want my home to look (i.e. not boring :p)
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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2005 07:18:54 PM »

Normal planters have two or three holes in the bottom and usually there is a tray you put underneath to catch the excess water. I went to the thrift store and bought a black saucer and it looks really good with the record. I think it will work out fine. Some people place a terra cotta shard on top of the hole to prevent leakage but plants need those holes or they might die from getting water-logged.
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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2005 11:38:40 AM »

very nice  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2005 04:55:55 PM »

Not trying to bust in to the conversation, but try a coffee filter in the bottom of the record bowl.  Holds in dirt and lets the water drip slooooowly away!  I made one (yeah, I copied from here!) and glued black beads on for feet.  Looks pretty nifty...I just have to remember there's a hole in it when I water it.  I try killing green things, too.  What works for me is Pothos Ivy.  Speaking of, today is plant watering day!!  Bye *hurries away with watering can*
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« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2005 05:43:11 PM »

putting beads on the bottom is a great idea. I think I'll go add some to my planters now....
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« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2005 09:03:10 AM »

I've always had a problem with killing plants myself! Then my grandma got me a couple bamboo plants, which you keep in water with some stones and marbles. I've had them for months now and they are doing great! I'm getting some dirt plants to see if I'm ready to grow them, and if they survive, I'm going to plant myself a little vegitable garden in the spring! If your a natural brown thumb, get some bamboo plants and all you have to do is change the water every 3-5 days! It's ok if you forget and let it go for 7 days! It really helps you to get into a rutine of checking it and careing for it! Then when it's still alive 6 months later, you can reward yourself with a plant that grows in dirt, and you'll be ready to care for it! Most plants need watered every 3-5 days, just be carefull not to over water them! Good luck!  Wink
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