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Topic: Recycled indoor/outdoor planters  (Read 1651 times)
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« on: April 27, 2010 12:53:03 PM »

First things first, credit must be given to this awesome instructable. I did things a little different though.

So there are the planters in phase 1, complete and waiting for decoration. The first one came out a little wonky since I was a bit unsure with the melting. There is a bit of a learning curve to melting things I suppose. The last 3 kept their circle shape VERY well. (I wasnt going to say anything but...I generally crop my pictures but I couldnt resist leaving my sneaky kitty in the background  Grin)

So after awhile of questioning how I should go about decorating them, seeing how I wanted them to be weatherproof, an idea struck me. I decided that since they were pop bottles I should just make some new labels for them. So I fused some plastic shopping bags together. That brings me back to the melting things have a learning curve to them lesson. I only had 2 different types of bags so I was a bit limited. After I fused the main label piece I went and added some decoration and fused them in as the last step. Then I made little sleeves that would fit the bottles. Incase you were wondering I flipped them inside out and melted the tail sections and then turned them right side out again. One ended up being too small so its been directly glued to the bottle. Anyways I give you phase 2, the labels. I dont know if you can see lots of the details in the middle two.

And my not so creative way of displaying them hanging in phase 3, COMPLETION 

Im making one more forsure, my brother has wanted one when since I showed him the instructable I was starting from. I would have made one with mine but I wasnt sure how 'hands on' he wanted to be with this project. I did most of it yesterday and it doesnt take very long at all Smiley The labels were the most time consuming.
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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2010 01:14:55 PM »

I am amazed at your ingenuity!!  I never would have thought to melt the bags to make labels...such a great recycling project!  I bet you can't wait to plant!  I also think it is a lovely display!

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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2010 05:24:38 PM »

You are just full of good ones! I have to make these with the kiddos now.

« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2010 11:10:19 AM »

I bet you can't wait to plant!
Yup I cant wait to plant but I dont know what to plant! If only I had my brothers love for tomatoes.. Wink
You are just full of good ones! I have to make these with the kiddos now.
They are super easy so I hope you have fun making some Smiley
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