Sunday, May 20, 2012

Do You Hypertufa?

Hope y'all are having a great weekend. 
This morning, I was looking for ideas for new pots for the deck, and saw these hypertufa pots online.
Although I've seen hypertufa pots for years, I've never made any. 
These are some of the great looking ones I found...with instructions.

I really like these using a wicker basket for the form...  

... these square-ish faux bois pots are great, but are more involved, requiring  wood grained rubber mats and wooden boxes...

...milk cartons were used for these. Love the little succulents in them.

You can find these three styles on

My Lowe's Creative Ideas magazine arrived yesterday, but I hadn't had a chance to look at it. When I looked at it this morning...guess what?  Hypertufa pots with instructions! 
If you don't get Lowe's free publication, you can find all the ideas and instructions at Lowe's website here.
There's even a video to show how to get started.

 Three hypertufa pots

I'm loving all these styles, and thinking of making some. 

Have any of y'all ever made hypertufa pots?

I'd love to know how they turned out, and considering 

all the mess...would you make them again?


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Anonymous said...

Those are really neat looking. The wicker basket look is my favorite.

Jojo said...

I made one a couple of years ago when I took a class at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and it was harder than it looks but fun to make.

Looking forward to seeing whatever you create.

Sarah said...

Babs, never made these and didn't know this term. The pots look great. Love the faux bois pots. I'm off to read the instructions. ;-)

Toni said...

I have seen these, but not know what they where called. Thanks for educating me! They look really pretty, so I guess I will read directions and see what is involved. Happy Sunday.

Cheri said...

I have not made any of these but love them. Hmmm I wonder where my Lowes Creative Idea magazine is???? Are you going to make some?

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Babs never made any of my own but I did see them in Lowes today and thought they were pretty cool looking.

Olive said...

I am not familiar with the term but they are very pretty Babs.

Kelly said...

I just received my Lowes magazine yesterday but haven't really looked at it yet. Those pots are really cute. I never knew they were handmade from regular things.

On Crooked Creek said...

Never seen or heard of them before. I was @ Lowes today and love those miniature succulents! I'll have to visit their web site this week! Your posts haven't been showing up on MY Blog notifications lately...have you been away? Anyway, I've missed you, dear friend! I'll be checking my settings to make sure you're coming through!!!

The French Hutch said...

Hi Babs, I hanen't made any of these little pots. I find these days diy for me has to be fairly easy and quick. If it's messy I just don't want to go there. I really love the look, such pretty textures. Hope if you make these you'll do a tutorial.
Hope you have a great week Babs.

the French Hutch

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I've seen these kinds of pots in magazines but didn't know what they were called. I really like the basket weave ones. However, I will probably never make any, but I do like them.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I have never made one or had one. I have thought about trying one. I like the new blog format!

Unknown said...

I love the textures of the pots.Great find.Thanks for sharing JoAnn

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love the look of it, Babs! I may have to give it a try! Keep us posted if you make any! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie
PS...Have you tried the Cajun butcher shop down the street? We had supper from there last night...chicken stuffed with shrimp, crab and lobster! Yummy!

Pam Kessler said...

Now I want to run to Lowes to get the magazine! They are really, really messy though.

Mary said...

Babs~ I intended to make these several years ago and then just ended up buying one instead! Love the faux bois and basket surfaces!