Making pots out of house hold items

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Just a quick tutorial on how to drill small bowls and such to make pots. I found this little bowl at my local international market and thought why not. I used my diamond hole saw to bore out the bottom then I attached a small piece of window screen with a piece of 18 gauge copper wire. Pretty clean and neat way to make inexpensive pots and takes less than 5 minutes.
 

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I've done a few of those. The only fault I've found is that the majority will be white. Not a deal breaker, though. Dollar Tree and Dollar General have different colors on hand sometimes.
 

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This is also good for beginners and those on a budget. You would be surprised what will make a half way decent pot.
 
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Only concern really is that some improv pots might not be durable enough to survive the elements. Not a reason not to try making some of course, just a consideration. Like how some materials could crack being left out in the winter
 

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I did this when I started and it didn’t work well for my tree’s I put in them. I personally think using the plastic bonsai pots are more reliable.
 

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