Strofoam pot

marquest(z5 PA)June 27, 2012

Thrift store box of chess pieces, and styrofoam, glass tiles.

I am making a flower pot on a pedestal out of the things above. This is the layout of the pedestal for the pot so far.

I used GE II silicone caulking to put the box together. Attaching the tile and chess pieces with outdoor caulking.

Onyx Chess pieces

Styrofoam pedestal that I glued together.

Glass tiles

Beginning of putting together.

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cnm1(6 Oh)

I cannot wait to see the final product.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 9:40AM
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jeannespines

Can you grout this? Lookin' pretty cool! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 12:12AM
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sunnyca_gw

That should look great! I guess you filled in the side where it was low with something. Does grout stick to styrofoam? Jan

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 1:38AM
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marquest(z5 PA)

Thanks for looking. I do not plan to grout. They are glass tiles and the caulking pretty much is between the tiles. I have brown caulking.

Jan I did cut pieces of stryo to cover the holes and the scoop sides. I use pieces of styrofoam to make boxes it is easy to cut and make them any size you want just spread some caulking on and slap them together.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 5:50PM
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marquest(z5 PA)

Finished now I need to put plants in. Will post when I get it planted up.

I feel good that I saved the landfill of a little bit of styrofoam and maybe next year we will not have 2 months of 100 degree temps and all my plants suffer. lol

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 2:25PM
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sunnyca_gw

Looks great! I think the foam will help keep roots of plants cooler too than a regular pot. Can't wait to see it planted, lots of room for plants to trail down sides. TFS Jan

    Bookmark   July 10, 2012 at 1:15AM
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rachelthepoet(7)

I think this turned out great! I had a hard time visualizing how it would end up at first, but the after-result is really neat! Rocks & chess pieces work together nicely. Can't wait to see what you plant in it!

    Bookmark   July 10, 2012 at 7:04PM
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cnm1(6 Oh)

WHat a great use of old styrofoam!! They came out great.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 7:14AM
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