Hanging Garden Planter

texaswildMarch 12, 2011

Metal Hardware Cloth w/mortar and mixed media mosaic. It's getting harder for me to cut the diamond lath, so used the hardware cloth for this one. Going to order from Spectrum Home Furnishings some red crystal pendants and do some hangy down things on the cup handles. The yellow shards are cut from vintage dinnerware made in Portugal. I found them at a flea mkt - whole set of soup bowls, cups and salad plates. Wonderful find for $10.

Garden Planter

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wackyweeder

I love this thing, danglies will be awesome!

    Bookmark   March 12, 2011 at 6:13PM
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nanatricia

I am loving this !!!

    Bookmark   March 12, 2011 at 9:42PM
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texaswild

Thanks, ladies.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 9:30AM
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glassgypsy

Wow! The colors are just beautiful.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 8:30PM
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Calamity_J

LOVE it! Klinger gave me one that I still haven't done anything with yet...here is one I did do....

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   March 14, 2011 at 8:21PM
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texaswild

Ooooooooooh I remember that one, CALAM - GORGEOUS. This sorta answers my question in the other post "calling for C", in which I asked to see the one hanging in the background on your castle album. Get busy.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2011 at 10:14AM
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concretenprimroses

They are both gorgeous. Wonderful use of cup handles and danglies.
Do you actually put plants in them?
Kathy

    Bookmark   March 15, 2011 at 5:30PM
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texaswild

CONCRETE: Thank you. You must not have seen my fountain surround. The first part of the whole thing was built a couple yrs. ago, and I added to it last year. Yes, the coned-shaped planters hold plants nicely. The large one on the right - on the ground - holds a Japanese Maple Tree.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 8:06AM
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concretenprimroses

So fantastic! I would love to do something large scale outside. But what a gargantuan effort. You must spend a lot of time every day mosaicking.
The result is definitely worth the time I would say!
Kathy

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 10:31AM
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oldcrafty

Aboslutely awesome!!! Love the hanging planter, the colors looks so good together. I would have to do something on the smaller scale, but slow your fountain surround is breath takingly beautiful!!!! as is all your work!!

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 12:00PM
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texaswild

Thank you both. CONCRETE - To me this wasn't much of an effort. When you think of using whole sheets of the diamond lath, there's not much detail in making the armature, then applying the mortar - that's not REAL hard for a young person. Had I not hurt my back last summer, I'd be working on a small extension on the right side. I haven't given up yet - hope to get it done w/the help of my yard man, and the mosaicing I can do on mesh to apply. I can no longer work down on the ground. To me, this w/never be finished until the right side has a piece added.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2011 at 8:48AM
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Calamity_J

Maybe I can help you with this project you mention...When I get there!!!!! WhooHoo! That's right folks! I'm going to visit Slow!!!! FUN! FUN! FUN!!!!

    Bookmark   March 17, 2011 at 10:04AM
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texaswild

Oh, CALAM: WHAT AN OFFER. You know what - I might just take you up on that. All I want is a giant swirl out of the mesh. I'll have my yard man put down a couple of the heavy-duty rebar to tie it to. Then I'll set about to cut out the shape b/f you get here, and you/I can mortar it. Man, what an offer!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!

    Bookmark   March 17, 2011 at 5:15PM
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Calamity_J

WhooHoo! Sounds like I get a whole perfect vacation coming up!!!!

    Bookmark   March 18, 2011 at 12:22AM
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shrillmtb

You two are going to have some fun!

Slow - I'm loving everything about that hanging planter, the design, colours, shape, but especially those flower petals - lovely texture and colour. Lucky you finding a whole set of those dishes!

Sheryll

    Bookmark   March 18, 2011 at 9:34AM
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texaswild

Many thanks. I have another one ready to grout, but am hung up on the castle. Getting ready to slap on the mortar, then I'll grout the planter.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2011 at 11:43AM
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