28 Apr
2010
Posted in: Bonsai/Garden
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Cheap Bonsai Pots, Nice Looking Inexpensive Bonsai Pots

Bonsai as a hobby can be very expensive!  After buying all the tools you need, the trees you want, bonsai soil, bonsai pots, etc.  Chances are you are racking up a pretty good sized bill.

I love to bonsai trees, but the cost of it is just a little more that I can afford right now. After all, I am just “Trying to Get By!”

So I came up with yet another way to make some bonsai pots, that look nice, and won’t break the bank!

All you need is those cheap plastic (polyurethane) bonsai pots, and a can of spray paint.  The plastic pots aren’t the most appealing bonsai pots because of their color, but their shape and size are not bad to start some bonsai trees in.  And you can get a pack of these plastic pots for really cheap compared to buying the traditional terracotta bonsai pots.

So After I get a the plastic bonsai pots, Ill just go pick up a can of spray paint. Ill select a color that I like, or that I think will look good with the trees that I will be planting in it. Then I will just spray paint the outside of these pots and it completely transforms them from the cheap looking plastic pots to a nice colored/custom pot!

You may want to spray a clear coat on after painting it. This will help prevent the paint from chipping off especially if it is outdoors.

Try experimenting with different colors and flat or glossy clear coats.  These may end up being your new favorite bonsai pots!

So, what do you think?