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bib overal plant holder

Ewing, NE

Does anyone remember see a childs pair of bibees that was made into a planter.? I saw a pic once, but cant find it and cant remember how to make it. Please help. Linda

(Kim) Philadelphi, PA(Zone 6a)

Linda, melody did something like that ..search articles for jean planter..I still can't link : (

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

Found these instructions on ivillage

SUPPLIES:
SNEAKERS AND OVERALLS.
1 GALLON OF ELMER'S GLUE
PVC PIPE (1 1/2" X 2' TALL)
MOTAR/CEMENT (W/O ROCKS)
AMERICAN ACCENT ANTIQUE COPPER PAINT KIT (OPTIONAL)
INDOOR/OUTDOOR URETHANE
A FIVE GALLON BUCKET
DAY 1:I CUT TWO PIECES OF 1 1/2" PVC ABOUT 2' TALL. THEN MIXED UP SOME CONCRETE/MOTAR (W/O ROCKS), I THEN SHOVED THE CONCRETE INTO THE SNEAKERS, THEN PLACED ONE PVC PIPE IN EACH SNEAKER AND FILL PIPE WITH CONCRETE ALSO (THIS GIVES MY OVERALLS A NICE WEIGHTED BASE)

DAY 2:I POURED SOME GLUE (ABOUT HALF OF THE 1 GALLON) INTO BY 5 GALLON BUCKET. TURNED OVERALL INSIDE OUT, PLACE IN BUCKET AND SMUSHED GLUE INTO JEANS, THEN TURNED JEANS RIGHT SIDE OUT AND DID THE SAME. THIS WAS KINDA MESSY!!
I THEN USED MY HANDS AND KINDA SQUEEZE OUT THE EXCESS GLUE. I USED MY 8' LADDER WITH A DOWEL TO SUPPORT MY OVERALS AT THIS STAGE. I PLACE A PVC PIPE OVER MY DOWEL TO KEEP THE OVERALLS FROM DRYING WITH A TIGHT BEND IN THE TOP. I THEN PLACE MY SNEAKERS UNDERNEATH THE OVERALL. I USED A PAINTBRUSH TO SPREAD GLUE OVER THE SNEAKERS, I THEN USED MY STAPLE GUN TO STAPLE THE OVERALLS INTO THE SNEAKER (ABOUT FOUR STAPLES INTO THE BACK OF EACH SHOE)

LET THE OVERALL DRY (SEVERAL DAYS)

I THEN USED A PIECE OF 2" PVC AS A FUNNEL AND POURED SOME MORE CONCRETE DOWN EACH LEG OF THE PANTS (ABOUT 6" DEEP). THE PAIR I SAW FROM "MY TROUSER" COMPANY HAD DONE THIS, AND I FIGURE THIS WOULD HELP THE SNEAKER AND JEANS HOLD TOGETHER.

MY FIRST PAIR I JUST GAVE TWO LIGHT COATS OF URETHANE.

Ewing, NE

flower do you have a pic of theses? Linda

Vancouver, WA(Zone 8a)

I'd love to see pics too!

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

Here are some different pics
http://www.thehappyhorticulturist.com/BlueJeanPlanters.html

(Karen) Frankston, TX(Zone 8a)

LOL, ya'll don't kill me but I think the blue jeans and sneakers ones are kind of creepy....like a headless person in a scary movie..........The flower monster MUWAHAHAHAHA

Vancouver, WA(Zone 8a)

I was kinda thinking the same thing, not so cute with red flowers in the top... kinda looks like carnage. ;-)

(Karen) Frankston, TX(Zone 8a)

like a chain-sawed in half body, LOL! OMG, I'm gonna get myself in so much trouble! Sorry gals, I won't say anything else.

Dover AFB, DE(Zone 7a)

So it isn't just me. I think it would be great for a haunted house at Halloween.

Henderson, NC(Zone 7b)

LOL I agree!

Middle, TN(Zone 6b)

Here is the link to Melody's article.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/987/

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

No wonder I couldn't find it I was looking thru the threads not articles.

Dover AFB, DE(Zone 7a)

Those shorts are cute.

Henderson, NC(Zone 7b)

That is a super link, even I could follow instructions like that.

(Kim) Philadelphi, PA(Zone 6a)

I made a small one.

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Vancouver, WA(Zone 8a)

Those ones are cute... :)

(Kim) Philadelphi, PA(Zone 6a)

Got the shorts for 10 cents!

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Henderson, NC(Zone 7b)

Kim that is a awesome view of your beautiful plants. Good job on your short planter too.

(Kim) Philadelphi, PA(Zone 6a)

Thanks Faye!

(Karen) Frankston, TX(Zone 8a)

Now I LIKE the shorts! Your garden is AWESOME Kim, so beautiful!

Vancouver, WA(Zone 8a)

kim,
I really like the one with the hanky hanging out of the back pocket. SO CUTE!

Henderson, NC(Zone 7b)

I'm so glad a woman has the right to change her mind...Those shorts of Kim's are so cute, and are displayed with honor in her garden. Would make any of us change our minds.

Dover AFB, DE(Zone 7a)

I think it was the shoes...made it look like 1/2 a child - creepy. The shorts just look neat and funny. And not like half plant/half kid.

At least that is how it struck me.

Ewing, NE

Thanks for the ideas and pics. Linda

(AnjL) Fremont, CA(Zone 9b)

maybe if the overall ones were made out of infant size overalls?

I may try this soon! lol!

I have a little clay overall planter that I bought and just love...only its too small :( I'm thinking a size 6 months or size 12 months infants jean overall may be perfect size to hide my cheap plastic pots! lol!

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(Cindy) Auburn, CA(Zone 10a)

I made the blue jean planter with cowboy boots. It's seen better days may need to make more for next spring

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