Currently, there is an opportunity to buy a summer cottage flowerpot in special garden stores. However, such an element of decor for a summer residence can be made independently..
Typically, plant pots are made of clay, wood, plastic and plaster. They are of high quality, of various shapes and colors, and also have a long service life. The cost of such garden fixtures depends on the type of material, size and manufacturer. An alternative solution to saving money is a homemade flowerpot, which looks no worse on a personal plot. Such an unusual craft can be made from a car tire..
To work, you need to have:
- a tire from a car;
- cement with sand and primer;
- paint and soap solution;
- plaster mesh or wire;
- small crushed stone or pebbles.
You should also have the following tools in your arsenal:
- knife, hard brush;
- electric jigsaw;
- brush and trowel;
- concrete bucket.
Master class pot made of tires
First, we cut off the side of the tire, giving the contour a figure for originality, the second part is left intact. Before starting work, draw a border, you will need to cut off the tire along it, then lower the knife into the soapy solution so that it cuts better. For a more complex figure of the edge of the flowerpot, use a jigsaw.
Then we turn the tire inside out, making some effort. After turning out the tire, we proceed to sanding the edge of the flowerpot using a grinding machine to give it an aesthetic look.
Now you can start making the legs of the flowerpot. For this, a disc from a wheel is suitable. We mount two parts of the tire (sidewall and the remaining piece) on the disc. The base of the flowerpot is ready.
Let’s start decorating the base. To begin with, the rubber and the disc must be coated with a primer, then painted with the desired tone. It is worth noting that light-colored paint does not fade so much under the sun..
For a more illustrative example, we recommend that you watch a video tutorial on making a flowerpot.
See also: Craft a swan from a tire
We make a leg of concrete for a flowerpot
In the first case, an ordinary flowerpot from a tire is already ready for use, but for a more attractive look, we advise you to start decorating the disc with a solution of concrete and pebbles.
First, you need to wrap the disc with wire or a plaster mark so that the solution is securely attached to the rubber. It is necessary to knead a solution of water, cement and sand – 0.5 / 1/3. Make the solution thicker, then it will better attach to the disc. Using a trowel, apply the solution as if scattering it. During the priming of the disc, the flowerpot should be removed to the side so as not to stain it. Immediately after applying the cement, you can decorate the leg of the flowerpot with pebbles.
To do this, you need pebbles or broken glass of various colors. After fixing the solution, the stones must be washed and the excess cement must be removed with a stiff brush.
To prevent the concrete leg from cracking, you need to moisten it with water for 3 days. Now fill the summer cottage flowerpot with black soil and plant the seeds of beautiful plants!
Watch a video on the topic: DIY tire pot
Also see a photo selection of how to paint flowerpots from tires
That’s all, we will be glad to see you again on our craft site!