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This Gorilla Tape project salvages a broken window-box-sized plastic planter I’ve wanted to use for a few seasons but have never gotten around to repairing. And, really, I wasn’t sure how I would repair it until getting a hold of the Gorilla Tape 1″ Handy Roll. Gorilla Tape is very thick with adhesive designed for uneven surfaces and the outer shell is designed to withstands moisture, UV rays and temperature swings. Can you say perfect for gardening projects?
Click the pictures above to view the crafty plastic planter repair.
A Few Notes:
1. This project is almost silly – holding a very broken planter together is a tall order for any tape. However, if this lasts until the fall, I will consider this wildly successful. Garden projects don’t always need to be perfect.
2. I cut the first few lengths of tape then hand-tore the rest. While it would probably gum up scissors if cutting tape for a large project, my scissors remained clean after cutting a few tape pieces. Tearing the tape by hand left very clean edges, they weren’t misshapen or frayed.
3. This planter is not a huge 15″ is pot repair. No one gets hurt if this repair fails.
4. I cut patches from a thick plastic soil bag to cover the holes then used Gorilla Tape outside to hold the patches in place. I did not use tape inside the pot where it will be constantly moist.
5. Read the Gorilla Tape package full instructions before using.
This pot’s intended location just happened to be where it had been sitting, on the ground (perched on a drip tray) among wild strawberries. Once the flowers grow, they’ll be the only thing noticeable about this planter. It’s not up at eye-level showing the world it’s held together by black tape. Though, I will probably brag to anyone who listens about this daring little reclamation project.
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