A few weeks ago I was looking at an article about modern planters in the latest issue of Dwell Magazine. I love plants. Obsessively. And really wanted all the amazing planters the article featured, until I started looking at what they were retailing for. Because seriously, I know there are people who can pay a thousand dollars for something that holds dirt, I just don't think I will ever be one of them, however fantastically designed said dirt-holder may be. Sometimes, when I really want something I can't have, I start wondering if there is any way I could make whatever-it-is myself. It's really embarrassing how long it took me to think of using recycled plastic for the material, but once I did, well, now my house is full of homemade pots.
I'm really happy with all these pots. I have a stack of empty ones on the front table I'm getting ready to deliver to a local retailer, and I keep picking them up and saying, These are so cute! And awesome! I can't believe I didn't think of this till now! (I always get annoyingly excited about new ideas.) I've been keeping the very first pot I made on the kitchen table full of herbs--rosemary and chives and mint. They're doing great, and I love having a tiny herb garden right in the kitchen.
The garden containers are available in a variety of shapes and sizes to anyone anywhere right now through custom order (email orders to firstname.lastname@example.org) and coming soon to Etsy. The pots will also be available very soon at local retailer Twin Cities Green in Uptown.