This contest had 5 contenders. You can view the winning posts below.
Started: May 21, 2012
Ended: June 03, 2012
Voting Ended: June 10, 2012
Contest Entries: 5
Winners: Button Flowers in Salt Shaker Vase.
Approximate Time: 2 hours approximately
By Ann from Goulais River, Ontario
Approximate Time: 2-3 days for glue and sealant to dry.
*Do not use Mod Podge! It caused several problems after 6 days!
Note: You may use any base material that is weather resistant.
Note: It's fun to have a different pattern for each base. I went to my neighborhood fabric shop and looked through their "scrap" box. Nicely, already cut squares of over 40 different patterns!
Note: Aleene's "OK To Wash-It" is very sticky and takes a long time to dry. So be patient. This makes the labels water proof and washable, which is needed as the labels will get wet each time the plants are watered. When I thought I was finished, there were still tiny sticky spots, so I put some baking powder on those spots.
Note: You may use wider strips of Fabric Canvas but it will cover more of your decorative background. The name of the plant doesn't need to be seen from far away. The label is for the person growing the plants.
Note: There are binder clips that have pretty decorations on them also. So there is no need to use plain black.
Hang the Shoe Holder from a strong door or fence or from nails placed through the grommet holes at the top of the holder into some wooden surface, fill each pocket with soil, plant the seeds, water your seeds, clip on a label!
Note: The Hanging Shoe Organizer I found was from www.casa.com. It was the only one I found with a bamboo top edge, which I felt might support the weight of the soil better than one with a cloth top edge.
By JazzyMe from Los Angeles, California
Editor's Note: JazzyMe doesn't have a completed photo of the vertical planter as she is giving it as a gift.
Approximate Time: 1 week
I have the pattern if you are interested.
By SueS from Ephrata
Approximate Time: 2-3 hours including drying time
You can do one for every season. Enjoy!
By Louella from Billings, MT