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Thursday, March 28, 2013


As Spring blossoms for most of us, the barrage of clay flower pots will choke the aisles of your favorite home improvement stores, and we are going to show you that they can be used for much more than just petunias!  Plain or painted they will amaze you with their versatility!  REMINDER:  Any suggestions using food require you to fully wash and dry the pieces with a mild dish soap.  They will take time to fully dry since the clay will hold some water!



  • Cake Stand- Place a pot upside dwn and top with a larger saucer also upside down. Use an epoxy to glue the pieces together. 
  • Twine or Yarn Holder- Place a pot upside down on a sauce the same size as the top lip of the pot and pull your twine or yarn through the drainage hole in the bottom (now the top) for non-tangling use!   
  • Pizza Stone
  • Garlic Roaster-Same setup as the twine holder but smaller (and no twine, duh!)
  • Chip and Dip Bowl- Glue a small pot onto a larger saucer.  Add chips and guacamole and go!
  • Cover Food at Picnics or Cook Outs 
  • Silverware Holder
  • Pendant Lamp Shade- Add a pot to a pendant lamp kit!
  • Bird Bath-  Get creative with your epoxy on this one!  Connect the pots top to top and bottom to bottom, until you reach your desired height.  Add a medium sized saucer for a base and a larger saucer for the actual bath. (painted below)
  • Gift Container- Add seeds and a trowel or use for an Easter basket.  Wrap in cellophane!
  • Kindling Holder-  Place a large pot next to your fireplace or fir pit.
  • Fish Tank Cave- Set a small pot on it's side and nestle it in the gravel at the bottom of the tank.
  • Mosaics- Create something pretty with all those broken glazed pots!  Take the pieces and grout them onto a table or other surface.
    Timmy made this beautiful creation with his collection of broken flower pots.
  • Fire Pit/BBQ Grill-  Sink a large pot into the ground approximately 1/3rd of the way down.  Surround with crushed stone.  Add wood and light a blaze!  For a grill,  line a medium sized pot with foil. Fill the pot approximately 1/2 full with sand.  Next, add charcoal or wood and a grate (either a perforated pizza pan, cookie cooling wrack, etc).  Be sure to always grill outside when using charcoal and remember the pot will get EXTREMELY hot.  If you must move it before it cools, use the saucer to gently pull it.  Use a second saucer on top when you need to extinguish the fire.

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