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A broken clay (terracotta) flower pot that's worth fixing
Glue; I used epoxy
A shop brush or whisk
Twine or something to firmly hold parts together while the glue cures.
Bits O Wood

Make sure the parts that are being glued are clean and dry, but that' common sense, isn't it?



Great tutorial to repair broken pot. But I believe that a repaired pot won't last long. Especially for me, due to my children always breaking pots.<br><br>Instead I thought to use broken pots in creative way and came across this wonderful post http://balconygardenweb.com/incredible-broken-pot-ideas-recycle-your-garden/
<p>totally appreciated this! I have a favorite terra cotta pot shaped like a bird that I don't put anything in at all, but I just love the shape (unpainted, unglazed, Mexican), and a clumsy person who shall remain nameless bumped into it and broke the tail in half. :tears: luckily, I had JUST bought the epoxy for another repair, so I am ready to repair little bird pot instead of replacing it (impossible) or throwing it away (never!). thank you so much.</p>
<p>totally appreciated this! I have a favorite terra cotta pot shaped like a bird that I don't put anything in at all, but I just love the shape (unpainted, unglazed, Mexican), and a clumsy person who shall remain nameless bumped into it and broke the tail in half. :tears: luckily, I had JUST bought the epoxy for another repair, so I am ready to repair little bird pot instead of replacing it (impossible) or throwing it away (never!). thank you so much.</p>
Ah, yes, finally! But also, neverunderestimate the benefit of broken terra cotta chips for use of drainage crockery in the bottom of other pots<sub></sub><br/>I can't bring myself to break them so I sometimes hope a little they will break in these tought new england winters, but now I can fix the ones I love!<br/>
coffee filters work fine
Thank-you AubreeMarie. My mother would use smaller chips for drainage also. Thanks for dropping by...
Will JB Weld work too?<br />
&nbsp;I'm sure it would, it's an epoxy too...
I recommend using a clamp or something like that to keep the pot pieces together when the glue expands and to prevent warping.
From one tight wad to another--THANKS, I have several pots I'll repair with your advice. I'm glad you mentioned using the gel glue.
Thanks SMU79, my pleasure.

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