I wrote this post last summer. This is one of my favorite original ideas. Now that summer is amongst us, why not create this outdoor table for your family to enjoy!I wanted a small table to go between the lounge chairs I saved from the landfill.
I had a 20″ terra cotta pot that I painted yellow. I purchased a bag of sand and a 24″ glass top. I already had a bunch of shells.
A terra cotta pot is very heavy. I wanted to be able to move it around without hurting myself…so I gathered pieces of Styrofoam and cardboard to fill the pot 2/3 up from top, this would keep the pot from being too heavy.
I cut a circle from cardboard that fit pretty good on top.
Then I added the sand.
Then I added the shells:
To decorate even more, you can wrap a thick rope around the lip or you can even add rope to the bottom 1/3 rd of the pot. You could also use some heavy E5000 or Gorilla Construction adhesive and glue 3 wheels onto the bottom so you could roll it around.
It is so beautiful….so easy to make…and is a wonderful memento of your happy times at the shore. Think of all those shells you collect, and the special memories behind them.
You will love making this for your patio..
Your not into the seashore? Well, you can put a cute fairy garden home inside. Of course, with (fake plants)