Friday, May 8, 2015

Surprise Flower Pot

 You might remember I enjoy growing and decorating gourds.  (Please feel free to take a peek at them on my CRAFTS Page!)  This little project was completely serendipitous.  Don't you love happy surprises?
 
 
Our new puppy somehow got one of my smaller gourds and chewed off the top!  Can you see all the punctures from her puppy needle teeth?  I do like the way it angles though and how much more rustic it looks with a jagged top.  Usually when I create an opening, it's cut carefully then sanded smooth.



Hmmm...  Thanks, Sadi!  ;-)
 

I just removed what seeds were left from the chew-fest and added a bit of potting soil.


Next, one of my house plants received a hair cut.  The snips were tucked into my 'new' flower pot and watered thoroughly.
 
 
 For now the fun little plant container is in the greenhouse.  Once we have consistent warm night temperatures, though, I think it will be the centerpiece of our table on the back porch.
 
 What surprise projects are happening around your house?

;-)  -Marci


8 comments:

  1. No surprises here-- everything is planned with perfect timing and precision.
    Bwahahaha !!! ;)

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    1. Oh, Pat! Your comment has me laughing out loud! Thank you! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  2. Your puppy is a budding artist! Love you saw it as an unexpected piece of art rather than a puppy chew toy. My husband and I use to grow many varieties of gourds. The long bottle neck were my favorite, I use to put them in a all sorts of containers as they were Growing! They would take the shape of the container, had some very strange looking ones for my hubby to play with. He use to decorate them as well, the Dremel drill was always humming along. So nice to visit your blog, I am visiting as a new piece of the #Great Blog Train!

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    1. I am not sure! ;-) I've never tried it before, but will be glad to let you know at the end of the summer! -Marci

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  3. This is such an awesome idea. How long does he gourd last? I would think with the moisture from the soil it would rot. no?

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    1. I don't know, Elise! ;-) I can let you know at the end of the summer. The ones I have inside that stay dry last pretty much forever! ;-) -Marci

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  4. Ha! Go puppy! Looks great. Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!

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  5. Go puppy for real! What a total surprise and I would have never known this perfect little pot was created from a puppy chew:)

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