How to decorate a plastic flower pot using yarn leftovers

Over the last few days I've been working on a new interesting but quite time-consuming project. After crocheting on paper and needle-felting on fabric I'm now experimenting with embroidering my illustrations on canvas. Hopefully I will be able to post some photos soon. Since this is a long process, I sometimes get stuck. This is when I take a break and do something different and relaxing.

I tend to keep materials of all kinds, to reuse them in new things I make. I have a box full of yarn leftovers from knitting and crocheting. I also keep various objects that can be used as surfaces or can be transformed.



This time I took a plastic flower pot, one of those that you get when you buy a flower to plant. My objective was to decorate it, in order to reuse it either as a flower pot or as a small basket. All the tools I've used are very simple: different strands, needles of various sizes and scissors.



First, I made some holes on the pot. I've used an old needle-felting needle for the holes, but depending on the pot and strand thickness you can also use a thick sewing needle. The holes helped me create a grid to use as a base.





















With a long tapestry needle I built my design by passing strands of different textures and colors under the grid.



11 comments:

  1. Wow... che idea fantastica! Complimenti per la creatività e la bravura. Le foto mostrano bene le varie fasi di esecuzione, grazie per la condivisione! Baci:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Grazie Leti! Sono contenta che ti é piaciuto. Un bacio :)

      Delete
  2. Μπράβο για τη φαντασία κ τη δημιουργικότητά σου!Πολλά φιλάκια από Ζάκυνθο!
    http://theveggiesisters.gr/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ευχαριστώ πολύ Veggie Sisters! Ανακάλυψα πρόσφατα το blog σας από τη Letissia και είμαι ήδη fan!

      Delete
  3. Wow! This is so cool. I love the pattern you created. I would love if you came by and shared this at The Makers link party I am hosting over on my blog, persialou.com. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by, I will definitely try to participate soon!

      Delete
  4. What a fun idea! I have reblogged your idea here: http://kiertoidea.blogspot.fi/2014/04/muoviruukun-koristelua-langanjamilla.html

    It's great that you allow us to share your images, thank you so much!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I´m glad you like it! Thanks for sharing it on your blog!

      Delete
  5. nice article, using great equipment to measure the thickness of your paint will produce you with good information about your stuffs.


    Elcometer

    ReplyDelete