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Topic: Flower Pot Made From Pressed Aquarium Gravel  (Read 2005 times)
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« on: September 16, 2013 03:15:20 PM »

I'm new to Craftster, and I hope that I have selected an appropriate forum for posting my question. 
I was in a shop in a small town in Texas recently, and I saw a really interesting flower pot that appeared to be made of pressed gravel--similar to aquarium gravel.  It was shaped like a clay flower pot, but the entire pot consisted of what appeared to be aquarium gravel.  It appeared to be pressed together, as it had a rim on it, just like a rim on a clay pot.  I wonder if perhaps the gravel was molded with the use of some sort of acrylic.  Any suggestions would be most welcome, as I would like to try to make a few of these for my patio.
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2014 08:32:08 PM »

your post is nearly a year old, but it sounds like a fun project.

There is a type of floor finish that mixes pebbles with a clear binder.  That's applied in a thin layer and sets up into an aggregate floor. 

Find that finish (or maybe just use resin), substitute aquarium gravel, and figure out a way to mold it...

OR start with a pre-made pot, coat with thick resin, and roll in the aquarium gravel.
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