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.



10 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:)

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

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

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  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. :)

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

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  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!

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

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