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How to Restore a Broken Clay Pot

[caption id="attachment_522" align="alignleft" width="193" caption="Shattered :("]broken clay pot[/caption] Maybe I should have entitles this post how I restored a broken clay pot. Or I could have called it clay pot mod - (as in modification). Anyway, here is what happened. I came across some clay pots in a nursery in my neighborhood. They looked a bit different that the ones I normally see in the home improvement stores, so I decided to purchase 2 of them @ $1.99 each. My Plan was to paint them cobalt blue - my favorite color - embellish them and put them in my sewing room. I had a couple cacti that would look perfect in them. Unfortunately, I had a little mishap with one of the clay pots - while I was preparing to paint it, I sneezed, it fell and shattered. [caption id="attachment_523" align="alignright" width="225" caption="Glued"]repaired clay pot[/caption] Naturally, I had no intention of throwing it out - what kind of crafter would I be if I tossed it - I will use it in another project at a later date. I returned to the store the following day to replace the clay pot, but they were sold out. I decided to reclaim the broken pot - I would put it back together again. So I busted out the glue and I went to work carefully gluing the broken pieces. The result was unfavorable, I had to go s bit further. I checked my crafting stash for inspiration and found some polyester cording that I had purchased from the clearance bin in Walmart for .10 cents each several years earlier. [caption id="attachment_524" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Bargin @ .10 cents each"]silk cord[/caption] I coiled the cord around the flower pot and glued it as I went along. (BTW, I used Alene's Tacky Glue to glue the cord and liquid nail to glue the pot). [caption id="attachment_526" align="aligncenter" width="305" caption="All wrapped up"]clay pot[/caption] Waiting not so patiently for the glue to dry. Its looking good so far, but it will look better once I add the cactus - you know, a few crystals would really make it pop. Maybe next project. [caption id="attachment_527" align="aligncenter" width="401" caption="View from the top"]poted cactus[/caption] Yep, it's a bit busy, but I think I like it. I wonder if it would be too over the top if I added some bling to the cactus? May be next project. [caption id="attachment_528" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="The final product"]potted cactus[/caption] This is my original idea. [caption id="attachment_530" align="aligncenter" width="392" caption="My blue clay pot"]blue clay pot[/caption] xoxo Al

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