Flower Pots? or Not…. – Rustique Art
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Flower Pots? or Not….

Remember me…I have issues with throwing things away. Yes, even broken things. It must be a very addictive behavior as I have increasingly seen many creative minds in the same boat I am in. What are we to do? Well….we “make” the best of this gift we have {that’s what I tell myself, that it’s a gift} and create wonderful designs to use in our home.

Let me show you….scroll this way.

This pot was cracked…haha…{it’s a crack pot}

well now it’s a lampshade!

{low wattage bulbs are suggested…it will get hot!}

Then I joined the millions of woman’s groups, retirement homes and VBS craft ladies….although I wasn’t aware of that at the time. I thought that I was being clever….but hey, they made great gifts!

Then there is just the utilitarian look…so functional!

Then we have the “I need a display idea and it’s 12am…I have a show set up in 5 hours” pot!

Empty dirt,


paint black


!Voila! it works…

Okay, put dirt back in because I found an old chair to paint and I need a pot on it! that works too!
But then that’s what it’s supposed to be…{hubby and kids rolling their eyes}

Thinking that this would make a great chalkboard too!

Haven’t tried that yet….maybe next post.

Taaaa daaa! This is the end of the tour….

was it all that it was cracked up to be? 🙂


  • Andrea at Opulent Cottage

    I have the same “issue!” I love that you used it even though it was cracked, I think it adds alot of character!
    Cheers, Andrea

  • Tracy

    I am not sur what I love more. I love the lamp shade, the display pot and then of course the pot with flowers in them. I thought about the lamp shade idea but could figure out how I wanted to do it. I guess my fav is the display! Thanks for sharing.

  • Anita

    Very cute use for an old broken pot! I use even use my shards as hole covers. Never throw them out!

  • Coleen

    Oh, I DO adore your cleverness! I really like the lamp shade… I believe it is the happiest looking cracked pot I’ve ever seen!

  • Lisa

    I LOVE the lampshade!! Terrific idea.
    Come on over.. I’m having a giveaway. A gorgeous necklace. Would love to see you!

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