Make your own mats at home

  • Date: May 27, 2022
  • Time to read: 4 min.

If you don’t have or have broken the one you had, don’t worry. You can always make your own mats at home. You will only need a few materials and a touch of creativity.

Today the pots are an important decorative element. Not only because they show part of our personality but also because they make have the plants stood out much more.

Plants, whether ornamental or not, are the perfect complement to give life to your home. Its care is basic and having a good pot is also basic.

Why? Because part of the function of a good pot is to allow the plant to grow properly and stay healthy.

It is essential to have flower pots at home, also called pots, these containers in which we usually plant our plants in addition to serving as a base for the soil that nourishes them, can add an additional aesthetic element depending on the design they have.

 Plants bring life and color to your home.

In the market there are endless varieties of flower pots or pots that you can find, but we want to encourage you to create your own flower pots. Why? Because it is always good to know how to solve incidents.

Imagine that you have a pot with your favorite flowers, which has surely cost you to care for and maintain. For some reason or another, the pot falls off and breaks, leaving the plant totally unprotected at the roots.

To prevent it from drying out and dying, the ideal is to make a homemade pot. Not only will you feel calmer but you will save money. And even, you will have a greater satisfaction having done something so positive with your own hands.

There are many objects that are left unused, so to speak, but look at them again. They are not garbage. Surely, in that second glance, something changed in your perception. This is what you should take advantage of to give it a second chance. Let’s do it!

Implements or tools you will need.

Making your own mats is an easy project. Therefore, there will not be many tools that you will need. In fact, they are implements that are in every home.

In some cases, only a brush and paint will suffice. Everything will depend on how ambitious your idea is. Among the most common tools you might need are:

  • Brushes.
  • Tweezers or pliers.
  • Some nails.
  • Creativity and disposition.
  • A clean and unobstructed surface (work table).

How to make your own mats?

The first thing you should do is select all the objects that you can use as containers, containers or containers, because that will be the main function they will have.

Avoid limiting yourself by the fact that things must have a specific appearance, because you cannot imagine what creativity and ingenuity have done to objects that were never intended to be flowerpots or flowerpots.

Let your creativity run wild! You can select any object like:

  • Empty cans.
  • Old pots.
  • Cups of coffee.
  • Plastic bottles.
  • Glass bottles.
  • Wooden drawers.
  • Rubbers or tires, and everything that you consider that your ingenuity can use.

There are no limits or rules when creating. Once you have selected the objects to use, clean them completely, inside and out, removing any contaminating residue from them. For this you can use soap and water and a piece of cloth or tow that you have at your fingertips.

Then evaluate what modifications you will make in the containers that you will use as pots or pots, because the idea is to personalize them and make them provide their best image.

You should also take into account the type of plants that you will plant in them, as each one has its own characteristics and requirements.

Some have abundant roots, others not so much. While other plants are shallow-rooted and others are deep-rooted, this will influence the shape of the container you select.

With this, it only remains that you intervene in your container, giving it the shape and color of your preference, you can decorate them with scraps of fabrics, ribbons, lace, paper and even wood, which you will place around, at its base or on the sides. You can also make eye-catching pendants for them. You decide that!

Security measures that you should always keep in mind.

  • Use safety implements to protect your hands and eyes when using a tool.
  • Always check that the pot you made does not represent a risk to your children, that it does not have sharp edges or that it is unstable.
  • If you’re making hanging items, make sure their supports are strong enough.
  • When you involve your children in the development of your project, always supervise that the activity they carry out does not represent a risk for them.

If you dared to make your own mats, don’t forget to take a picture of them. Enjoy your creations to the fullest! After all, this is part of the fun of creating, renovating, reusing and reviving spaces and objects.

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