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lindawin58
Ewing, NE

September 21, 2008
6:13 PM

Post #5580920

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
kimarj
(Kim) Philadelphi, PA
(Zone 6a)

September 21, 2008
6:52 PM

Post #5581077

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

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 21, 2008
8:52 PM

Post #5581443

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.

lindawin58
Ewing, NE

September 21, 2008
9:47 PM

Post #5581693

flower do you have a pic of theses? Linda
Lazy_Ladies
Vancouver, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 21, 2008
9:52 PM

Post #5581714

I'd love to see pics too!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 22, 2008
12:33 AM

Post #5582398

Here are some different pics
http://www.thehappyhorticulturist.com/BlueJeanPlanters.html
darkmoondreamer
(Karen) Frankston, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 22, 2008
3:01 AM

Post #5583107

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
Lazy_Ladies
Vancouver, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 22, 2008
3:03 AM

Post #5583117

I was kinda thinking the same thing, not so cute with red flowers in the top... kinda looks like carnage. ;-)
darkmoondreamer
(Karen) Frankston, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 22, 2008
3:07 AM

Post #5583134

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.
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 22, 2008
6:31 PM

Post #5585497

So it isn't just me. I think it would be great for a haunted house at Halloween.
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2008
9:38 PM

Post #5586203

LOL I agree!
Elena
Middle, TN
(Zone 6b)

September 22, 2008
10:07 PM

Post #5586258

Here is the link to Melody's article.

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

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 22, 2008
11:01 PM

Post #5586417

No wonder I couldn't find it I was looking thru the threads not articles.
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 22, 2008
11:33 PM

Post #5586494

Those shorts are cute.
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2008
11:52 PM

Post #5586552

That is a super link, even I could follow instructions like that.
kimarj
(Kim) Philadelphi, PA
(Zone 6a)

September 23, 2008
12:25 AM

Post #5586690

I made a small one.

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Lazy_Ladies
Vancouver, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 23, 2008
12:38 AM

Post #5586743

Those ones are cute... :)
kimarj
(Kim) Philadelphi, PA
(Zone 6a)

September 23, 2008
12:43 AM

Post #5586756

Got the shorts for 10 cents!

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dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

September 23, 2008
1:36 AM

Post #5587029

Kim that is a awesome view of your beautiful plants. Good job on your short planter too.
kimarj
(Kim) Philadelphi, PA
(Zone 6a)

September 23, 2008
1:38 AM

Post #5587037

Thanks Faye!
darkmoondreamer
(Karen) Frankston, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 23, 2008
3:14 AM

Post #5587616

Now I LIKE the shorts! Your garden is AWESOME Kim, so beautiful!
Lazy_Ladies
Vancouver, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 23, 2008
3:25 AM

Post #5587661

kim,
I really like the one with the hanky hanging out of the back pocket. SO CUTE!
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

September 23, 2008
11:51 AM

Post #5588227

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.
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 23, 2008
3:06 PM

Post #5588955

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.
lindawin58
Ewing, NE

September 23, 2008
3:24 PM

Post #5589014

Thanks for the ideas and pics. Linda
1AnjL
(AnjL) Fremont, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 25, 2008
5:28 AM

Post #5596665

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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purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

September 25, 2008
11:19 PM

Post #5599591

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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