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Asked on Apr 19, 2019

How would go about making oblong saucers for indoor plants?

LorraineKathleen WalkerPat
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  • 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
    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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze2yBwMsuww here are bonsai pots that would work as saucers https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=diy+cement+bonsai+pot+ 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
    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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