Make Springlike Flower Planters out of Plaster Bandages

There’s sprouting and blossoming all around!

1, 2, 3 – spring!!! We bring it home to our tables, emptying the flower shops. Hyacinths, small daisies, tulips, and whatever the florist’s heart desires. The main thing is that your pad smells of spring and finally gets some colour injected into it!

Step-by-step instruction

Instructions from Steffie & Moni from decorize

atom/icons/craft Easy
atom/icons/time 25 min.

You need that

For one large shell or two small shells:

  • Balloons
  • Modelling Plaster Cloth
  • Scissors
  • Bowl of water
  • Small empty jar as a balloon holder

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1. Prepare and blow up balloon

Normally, you put a pot plant in a planter. I mean, where else would you put it? But we were in the mood for something different and looked through the NOCH kreativ range to see if we could find something else among the great model landscaping products as a substructure for our flowers. And look – we could! There’s the so-called "Modelling Plaster Cloth" which railway modellers use to build something or other. Mountains, maybe? Snowy landscapes? Don’t know, don’t care! We’re now going to build flowerpots for our spring decorations out of it.
The first thing to do is get hold of a balloon and blow it up to the size your flowerpot should be later. Then place this in your empty jar.

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2. Process plaster bandages

Now snip small pieces out of the Modelling Plaster Cloth with scissors. Soak them briefly (really only briefly! Approx. 5 seconds) in water and then lay them nice and neatly over the balloon. Spread the plaster with your fingers until the surface is nice and smooth. Then lay the next plaster bandage over the balloon and the other plaster bandage. Continue like so until you’ve covered all sides of the balloon (except the bottom) with a nice, smooth layer of strips of plaster. It’s important that the strips overlap and give each other support. In the end, there should be approx. 3 to 4 layers of plaster bandages so that you produce a stable shell.
Afterwards, leave everything to dry for around 2 to 3 hours. Meanwhile, it’s best to go to the flower shop and choose which flowers you want to put in your plaster eggshell later.

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3. Pop the balloon and pot the flowers!

Now comes the big bang effect: after the plaster bandages have dried, simply pop the balloon with a needle! Bang! Your spring flower planter is done! Quickly fold up a piece of kitchen roll and lay it inside the base. This ensures that the water doesn’t accidentally soak your eggshell when you give it a bit too much water. You can then put your flowers on the kitchen roll.
If you want, you can also paint the flower planters with NOCH kreativ Acrylic Paint. We liked the bright white best, so we just attached a small bow and a ‘spring skewer’ to embellish the decoration.

Your crafted results

NOCH kreativ Ãœbertopf Eierschale

We really hope you had fun crafting and like the result! We wish you a great spring and glorious days with lots of sunshine!

Best wishes,
Steffi & Moni

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