Has you favorite teapot developed a crack, making it unsafe to use?
Perhaps you have a vintage teapot sitting unused in a cupboard somewhere?
If you’re like me, you hate to throw out anything if you can find a way to re-purpose it.
When my favorite teapot developed a hairline crack inside, I decided it was time to switch teapots rather than risk a possible break with boiling hot water.
Today, the cracked teapot became a planter.
Want to make one for yourself?
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Here’s what you’ll need:
Pour about a half an inch to an inch of the gravel into the bottom of the teapot. (This will allow for a bit of drainage if you happen to over water sometime.)
Fish tank gravel works perfect for this, but use whatever you may have that would allow for drainage. Even packing peanuts will work.
Layer an 1 inch or so of moistened potting soil over the gravel. Make sure to push some soil up into the spout, as well.
Loosen the plant from it’s pot and transfer it to the teapot. Add more potting soil as needed to fill in around the plant.
Add a bit of soil at a time to the spout of the teapot. You may need to use the wooden skewer to push the soil down into the spout. Continue to do this until the dirt reaches almost to the top.
Snip off a couple of sprigs of the ivy. Trim the bottom leaves and insert into the soil in the spout. They will soon take root.
The finished planter: