I loved the wicker plant stand that Casey showed us how to do over on her blog http://caseymini.blogspot.com/ a little bit ago. So I just had to try my hand at one too. I've done plenty of things in wicker.....hats, baskets, pet beds, easy things, but haven't tried something a little more difficult like one of these. Now I suppose this means I'll need to make some plants to fill it with too right? And that is definately out of my comfort zone...I don't do flowers.
I was the lucky winner of one of Casey's drawings and won a wicker chair that she made. I've created a scene around that chair. I think I posted a picture of that in an earlier post. If not I'll find that picture and post it here. I'd really like to get braver one of these days and try a chair. Before I jump the gun on that I'll see how this planter goes first!
You'll see here that I'm not finished yet but I've got the hard part done. The worst was drilling the holes....how do you get them evenly spaced?.....and the wires all glued in. That's the hard part. The fun part is the weaving for me! So I have the bottom weaving done. Now I'll wrap the legs with the cord and then start on the top part of the weaving.
I'll have more pictures when I finish it. BEFORE I put plants in it. That might detract from the planter itself....did I mention that plants are not exactly my cup of tea?
And in case anyone is wondering....I use a waxed Irish linen cord on the wicker that I do. I'd like to try Casey's method of cotton threads slid thru wax. But I have to find some of that wax!
And please take note...if you try this yourself...refer back to Casey's blog and her instructions...not mine....I'm a novice for sure. Just playing around. And definately use heavier wire for the legs as Casey suggests. I had to use what I had on hand since I don't have a store to run to when I need something. Closest craft store for me is Michaels and that's over an hour drive. So it's something I have to plan for. And altho the thinner wire was fine for me it would be easier to handle while weaving if it had the thicker wire and I'll definately find some before I make another.
But it has been fun and I'm almost done. So new pictures soon!