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eileen


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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:44 pm   Post subject: How to make pot creatures.


Terracotta creatures are all over the landscape these days.
Assemble your own pot people or pot pets from cracked terracotta containers you have around.
String the pots together with a wire through the drainage holes to form torso, arms, and legs, and use a larger pot for the head.





Because this is a garden feature, you'll want to use plants to finish off your creation.
The pot person shown here holds a bouquet of basil and has hair made of creeping baby's-breath.
The fur on the pot pooch is blue fescue and moss.
Such terracotta treasures are available at garden centres if creating your own seems too intimidating.







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glendann

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Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:03 am   


No pictures Elieen.

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Primsong

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Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 3:31 pm   


Pictures? I want to see the pooch!

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glendann

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Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 4:55 pm   


Me too primsong

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eileen


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Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 6:02 pm   


Sorry folks it was almost 11 months ago that I posted this topic and I've deleted the piccies From my Photobucket account I'm afraid. Sad

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Primsong

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Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 8:12 pm   


Do you still have them someplace, maybe? *hope hope*

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eileen


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Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 9:30 pm   


Really sorry everybody but they've been well and truely deleted. Sad

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eileen


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Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:51 pm   


Here's a website that you all might find interesting.

http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_clay_figures/article/0,,HGTV_3237_1370143,00.html

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glendann

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Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 11:06 pm   


Oh sorry we joined way to late .Sad

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Primsong

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Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:47 pm   


I found them! I want to make the pooch. I can't tell what they did for the pooch's ears - any guesses?





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Frank


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Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:57 pm   


I edited the original post to add the images Prim found back into to their original context. Prim you're a star Very Happy I'd forgotten how cool those pot creatures were.

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glendann

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Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:53 pm   


Oh Thank You Frank you do amaze me .I want to do one .The dogs ears look like the top of a broken Terracotta pot with the rim and part down and back up.
We didn't miss it after all .Frank came through Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh for Frank.

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Frank


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Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:00 pm   


glendann wrote:
Oh Thank You Frank you do amaze me .I want to do one .The dogs ears look like the top of a broken Terracotta pot with the rim and part down and back up.
We didn't miss it after all .Frank came through Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh for Frank.


No it wasn't me that came through. It was Prim, she found the images. It should be HOORAY for Prim (I didn't mean to steal any credit Prim, I promise Shocked)

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Primsong

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Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:11 pm   


I'm just happy we found them - google is a marvelous thing. They were part of an older Better Homes and Garden article. Smile

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Gizmo
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Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:56 pm   


Good way to use the broken pots. Just keep slipping out of my hands lol. I had a very large one brake and crack so I layed it on its side and then put moss and a big frog coming out of it. That was years ago. Thanks for the ideas.

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