If you enjoy the whimsical — or are just a fan of overalls — think about making a planter from a infant or toddler-sized pair of bib overalls. A fantastic look for state houses, the overalls are certain to stand out one of your more conventional hanging baskets and containers. Overall planters are also a excellent idea for a classroom project — ask the parents to send an old pair of the youngster’s overalls — or as a present for grandma.
Roll up the legs, or cut them off and then roll them up. If they’re too tall, then they might not stand up really well, at least not without assistance, although full-length is fine if you do not mind including a bit of support. If you do not want to include support, the thighs should be at least as long as shorts — about 6 inches will be a good length for infant or toddler-sized overalls — or even the overalls may appear strange. Alternately, use a pair of short bib overalls rather than long pants.
Guard your work space with papers or an old cloth.
Plump up the overalls. Slide a water bottle into every leg to fill them out. Then, fill in the spaces with crumpled newspaper, plastic bags or old rags. For your bib, things one plastic bag with newspaper to make a fake”chest.” Put it on top of the pants, and fasten the straps to your bib over the meeting.
Spray the overalls thoroughly with laundry . Alternately, you can dip them in liquid starch prior to stuffing thembut that method is somewhat messier. Allow the overalls dry thoroughly until the fabric is stiff.
Remove the stuffing from the overalls.
Apply polyurathane to the overalls. Use a big, soft paintbrush or select a brand that comes in a spray can. Make sure the fabric is thoroughly covered with the polyurathane. This will shield it and make it waterproof. Make sure to secure your eyes when applying it, and use it in a well-ventilated area. Let it dry thoroughly. You might want to utilize more than one coat.
Put a container filled with plants within the overalls. It’s best to use one with a water-catch tray so that water does not flow onto the overalls. Support the container bricks or rocks. Even though it’s possible to fill out the overalls with dirt and plant the flowers directly in the dirt, this does not offer decent drainage for the plants.