Make Springlike Flower Planters out of Plaster Bandages
There’s sprouting and blossoming all around!
Instructions from Steffie & Moni from decorize
You need thatFor one large shell or two small shells:
- Modelling Plaster Cloth
- Bowl of water
- Small empty jar as a balloon holder
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.
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.
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
Steffi & Moni
We really hope you had fun crafting and like the result! We wish you a great spring and glorious days with lots of sunshine!