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Strofoam pot

Posted by marquest z5 PA (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 27, 12 at 9:28

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
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Styrofoam pedestal that I glued together.
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Glass tiles
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Beginning of putting together.
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  • Posted by cnm1 6 Oh (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 27, 12 at 9:40

I cannot wait to see the final product.


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


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


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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.


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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

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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


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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!


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  • Posted by cnm1 6 Oh (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 11, 12 at 7:14

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


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