Introduction: Pebble Flower Pot

I got all of my supplies from my garage. I found an old paint can, cleaned it out, and took off the paper around it. The spreading tool was in my Dad's toolbox. The pebbles were also in my garage from when we used to have a fish tank. The grout was in my garage as well. The soil I used came from my Dad's garden. The only thing I spent money on was the flower which was a dollar.

Being Green
Reduce: The first and most effective component of the waste hierarchy is reducing the waste created. Buy items with less packaging and with more than one use. Businesses should find ways to create their products by using less resources and generating less waste. Reducing is a good way to help the environment.

Reuse: People and businesses of America typically produce a large amount of waste. Much of this waste can immediately be reused to minimize the strain on the environment and municipal waste management. For example, consumers can refill a purchased bottle of water with water from home to minimize the number of plastic bottles being discarded. Instead of throwing something away, find another use for it.

Recycle: When waste is eventually discarded, segregating items for recycling from other waste is important. Recyclables include glass, newspaper, aluminum, cardboard and more. Recycling extracts valuable materials from items that might otherwise be considered trash and turns them into new products.

Upcycle: The process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value. Upcycling is described by some as reusing a material without degrading the quality and composition of the material for its next use. When plastic bottles are recycled, for instance, most often they cannot be turned back into containers associated with anything that can be ingested due to the risk of things seeping into the plastic. As a result, these usually become carpets, or toys, or winter fleeces: things that will eventually also become trash. Recycling has simply prolonged the inevitable by stretching out our waste stream and made the lifecycle costs of the material a bit less.

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Credit to: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/103231016431013548/...

For the idea of the project.

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Step One: To make an upcycled pebble flower pot you'll need a paint can, grout, a tool to spread the grout with, pebbles, and soil and the plant you wish to put in the pot.

Step 2: Start Spreading

Start spreading the grout onto your paint can with your spreading tool. Fully cover the paint can with an even layer.

Step 3: Add Pebbles

Once the paint can is fully covered in grout, start adding the pebbles onto your paint can. Make sure to add all of the pebbles before the grout dries.

Step 4: Let It Dry

Let the pot dry overnight.

Step 5: Plant Your Flower

Now you can insert your soil and your plant. You are completed with the project.

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liaaperez made it! (author)2014-12-17

A great use for old paint cans

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jessicaxc made it! (author)2014-12-17

A very creative idea!

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elizabeth020 made it! (author)2014-12-17

Amazing

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jeanebert made it! (author)2014-12-17

Love this

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MsSweetSatisfaction made it! (author)2014-12-15

Ooo what a great easy make over for the pot! It really adds a great aestetic!

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