Tuesday, March 4, 2014

DIY Mosaic Flower Pot...using a rim

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DIY Mosaic Flower Pot...using a rim
Who would have thought that this lovely and colorful flower pot is actually an old rim? Even if you aren’t a fan of repurposing materials that are lying around the home, rusting away, you will definitely like this DIY project. So, raise your sleeves and get to work. To make this artistic and chic piece of outdoor decoration, you will need:

• an old rim;
• a can of black paint;
• broken pieces of tile;
• (optional) beads;
• brown piece of felt;
• clay;
• fertile soil;

First, make sure you clean any rust off the wheel and prepare it for painting. Apply a nice coat of black pain on its entire surface. Next, take a small cutter on the (broken) pieces of tile and fashion them into little chunks which will go nicely in a pattern. When you are satisfied with the model you’ve prepared on the side move to the next step.

Apply a layer of clay on the outside of the wheel. Before it begins to dry, place the tile pattern. After the pieces are lodged into position, meaning the clay has dried a bit, remove any excess with a wet cloth. Then, put the piece of felt inside the wheel, pour the soil and plant your flowers. When you think this was just an old wheel, it looks amazing!