Asked on Apr 19, 2019

How would go about making oblong saucers for indoor plants?

LorraineKathleen WalkerPat


5 answers
  • Rebecca Taylor
    Rebecca Taylor
    on Apr 19, 2019

    Hi there, polymer clay can be molded into any shape and after it is baked it will be able to retain water.

  • Lynn Sorrell
    Lynn Sorrell
    on Apr 19, 2019

    I use alot of plastic food containers instead of putting in recycling;look at thrift stores for old casserole dishes, bread plate/dishes,crystal or glass vanity trays,appetizer/hors d'oeuvre dishes. Here is video for pot but you could just make it shallow and any length width,with thinner sidewalls here are bonsai pots that would work as saucers you can make cement ones but they will need sealed so they don't get moisture under/thru them;Paint the inside of the planter with concrete sealer.

  • Pat
    on Apr 19, 2019

    Do you buy anything in small plastic containers....I buy ice cream in the plastic buckets and when needing a saucer for my plants, I cut off the side walls until the bottom is about two inches in height. I have painted these before and do work. I have also gone to the nursery and bought different sized plant saucers which look good also. Not sure if you can buy oblong though....only round ones here. How about a platter?

  • Kathleen Walker
    Kathleen Walker
    on Apr 19, 2019

    All of my potted plants, inside and outside, are sitting on something I bought at Goodwill. Saucers, soup bowls, casseroles, shallow serving bowls. They are so cheap, easy to keep clean and come in such a great variety. Good luck.

    • JMA
      on Apr 20, 2019

      Hi Kathleen, definitely putting Goodwill visit on my 'places-to-go'.

      thanks for your ideas!

  • Lorraine
    on Apr 20, 2019

    I bought oblong plastic or tinfoil trays from the dollar store and they are perfect to put a few pots on and perfect for watering. You can't over water this way.

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