I have a few orchids around the house that, I’m ashamed to admit, live in deplorable conditions – tiny pots. The thing that’s unique about orchids is that they need a lot of air circulation (or so I hear) and can be planted in pots with holes. Generally I pot everything in un-glazed terracotta because it does allow water to evaporate quickly, but orchids are so delicate that they need prettier pots.
The shape/size of the pots was pretty easy because I knew what I wanted to make and the size of my plants, but the design was more challenging. The shape is basically cylinders of varying widths/heights. I obviously should have taken a picture for this post.
I wanted them white with pops of color, not rustic, and definitely avoid tacky. I looked around on google image search and pinterest, but didn’t find any pots that I wanted to replicate. However, I did have a couple of mugs pinned that could work as inspiration. The mugs are decorated with a few thin lines/squares and have a modern sleek feel to them:
Here are some of the designs I came up with. If it didn’t look promising, I stopped at one color, but if it did, I tried blue and yellow.
The first few were based entirely on the mugs, but had a high risk of looking like R2-D2. I Pinterested a lot more and explored a few other ideas:
The result of all this is that I now have 2 designs that I think are viable and worth trying. I’ll probably go with one for all of my pots and the other for my mom’s pots. Wait and see!
Do you have a better idea? Let me know in the comments; you may reach me before I get to class and do my R2-d2 design. 😉