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In this instructable, I will be showing how to make ceramic planters, or containers without all the hassle of getting a kiln, throwing mud, making a mess, etc. While a great art form, why not make life easy and make them out of readily available material (cardboard)? With some creative painting techniques and basic "planter" forms, you can have as many containers as you want to make. Let's get started!
Step 1: Tools and Materials
Standard cutting tools such as: box cutter, utility knife, craft knife, scalpel, etc. A straight edge is needed to make long cuts, and some white glue and/or tacky glue. And the primary material is corrugated cardboard. I use kraft paper (grocery bags) as a covering material which will be shown in a later step. To finish the items, craft acrylic paints are used. So not only are we saving on those things mentioned in step one, we are reusing or recycling these materials. It's a very inexpensive way to be creative and be green at the same time.