Introduction: Repurposed Plate Planter

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This is the perfect project for every plant lover, as well as for that person who wants to commemorate his first hotrod.  This project is almost sure to give you a conversation starter, while at the same time creating an attractive centerpiece.

Step 1: Materials

The materials include:  
   Hot Glue Gun  
   License Plate

Step 2: Tracing and Cutting

First of all, draw two horizontal lines. One of the lines should be drawn 1 1/4 in. from the top of the license plate, and the other should be drawn the same distance from the bottom.  Next, you should vertically align the ruler with the edge of each letter(and symbol).  Now, you should draw a line (along the edge of the ruler), as shown in one of the pictures above.  There should be no lines in between the first two horizontal lines you drew.  Next, snip along each of the vertical lines, as shown in the pictures.

Step 3: Folding and Gluing

Fold as shown above and crimp the top folds with the pliers.  Next, roll the folded license plate into a cylinder, and, using hot glue, seal off, from the inside, where the two edges meet. 

Step 4: Making the Planter Liner

  Frosting Container

All you need to do is turn the container upside down and make two small drainage slits in the bottom.  Now place your plant in your planter, and, if it is to be used indoors, set it on a dish to catch any drainage.  Thanks for reading.  Enjoy your planter!  (By the way, if it happens that you aren't a plant person, you can use this project as a cup holder instead.) 

If I were to win the Epilog Challenge, my brothers and I would use the Zing Laser Cutter to create intricate puzzle boxes, silhouette art, and custom gifts.  For us, the laser cutter would open a door of endless creative possibilities.

Epilog Challenge V

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Epilog Challenge V

Instructables Green Design Contest

Participated in the
Instructables Green Design Contest

Gardening Contest

Participated in the
Gardening Contest