Ideas for decorating flower pots

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Do you decorate your flowerpots? This is a thread where we can share some ideas. In my opinion a beautiful plant looks even more beautiful if it grows in a lovely flowerpot:D
Here are some inspirations:

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You can also drip paint them and let the paint drip artistically.

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You can put socks over them as long as you cut the bottoms off so they can stand.
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You can paint them with chalkboard paint so you can write on them.
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These are lovely ideas! It makes me want to decorate my flowerpots:D
I really like this cones decoration, it looks very natural:

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I love this cone decoration Claudine. :) They highlight the beauty of those African violets.. I really like the texture of this one below.
Painting pots and decorating them with tiles and pot pieces have been around for sometime.. This is unique.

I like this one too ..
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Maddie, I love it too, is it moss? It looks very delicate and natural.

I find this sweater decoration really cute:D :

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@Claudine, I don't do it currently, but I think I have done it in the past. I love the look of the daises and twig covered container. That would make a great centerpiece! So would the pine cone bowl, that's awesome!

@Maddie, the dimensional wallpaper technique is really cool! The sphagnum covered pot is interesting also; it looks like a basket. I think though instead of that I would use the other moss using the recipe for moss art around the outside of terra cotta. I think it could help hold the moisture naturally without you have to use a sealer on the pot.

@ACSAPA, I love the socks! Only I would paint my pots to look like those designs. I think though, that if you had plastic pots and put sleeves like those, it might possibly help keep plants warm.
 
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ChanellG, I also thought about this, it can keep plants warm - it would be good for my roses because for now I keep them in my attic and it's pretty cold there.
I really like this one but I guess you have to be pretty talented to make something like this; unfortunately I can't crochet. I was trying to learn it a few years ago but it didn't turn out like I had planed:p

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Claudine you should try again. When I was young I could crochet a little, but I had trouble understanding the patterns. I tried again a few years ago and now I find it incredibly easy. As far as the results of your efforts, you just have to practice at it. Start with simple projects like potholders and wash cloths.
 
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Hmmmm, Maddie, it's an interesting look. If it has drainage, and the pennies are also on the inside, it could actually be good for the plant that lived in it. Seems I read something recently about amending soil by adding pennies. The shiny surface of the coins would also deter some garden pests.
 
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I also heard somewhere that adding pennies can be good for a plant but I haven't tried it yet. For sure these pennies look lovely as a decoration:D
ChanellG, I once crocheted something vest-like and I even was courageous enough to wear it in public (only once) because I was so proud but it looked really strange and it was quite embarrassing:p I'm not talented at all...but maybe I'll practice :D
 
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I have added some aluminium coins to my hydrangeas .. in my experiment to change the color of the flowers. I guess adding copper pennies would add that mineral to the soil.. but I like the rather antique look of the pot. I don't know if any thing shiny can deter pests though.. I have a highly polished bright steel container holder.. which does seem to attract ants in summer when it get too hot outside.. Those pesks :p
 
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@Claudine, practice makes perfect. :) Just focus on perfecting the square, then you can make scarves, blankets, etc. Then master the circle and you can make hats, rugs, and then sweaters should be a breeze.

@Maddie, shiny seems to deter flying pests like flies and sometimes birds. Ants are a pain no matter what you do.
 
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What great ideas! I have a pot that was given to me and it has decoupage in a patchwork pattern all over, but I didn't think it would be able to breathe, so I have always used it for holding pencils, sticks and markers. Now, I'm inspired! Of the one's above: the pinecone pot, the crochet covers, the twig pot and jute pot are my favorites!
 

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