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You'd be potty not to like this.
99p Store Plastic Planter
Member Name: jazzypinkpuppet
99p Store Plastic Planter
Advantages: amazing value for money
Disadvantages: not long lasting
I bought a small 4' Christmas tree to go in my porch, the idea was that it would show through my porch window and make my home look lovely and festive, but when I got home it was just a little too short and although once inside it looked nice from the street you could only catch a glimpse of the top. Having spent a fair bit of money on it, I just wasn't happy with the end result and set of to find a solution. This is when I found this plastic planter from the 99p stores.
The pot is made of a thick plastic, it is terracotta in colour and on first glace it does look real. It is embossed with a bow detail just below the rim and the top is sectioned, sort of how a pie looks when it is pinched around the edges.
On closer inspection the smoothness along with the pale color show the pots true identity as a fraudster however it is a very good lookalike.
A positive point to it being made of plastic is that it is extremely lightweight and I could carry it home from the shops with ease.
The pot stands at about 60cm tall, so is a large size and would be great for shrubs and flowers alike.
I filled the planter with newspaper and put my tree on top, I put a giant red velvet bow around the top of the pot to add to it's festive charm. It looked lovely and as you could now see the majority of the tree from the street and with the twinkling lights it made my home look really welcoming.
I have now filled the pot with winter pansies from my dads garden and it is sitting nicely by my shed door. It has so far survived the frost, rain and ferocious winds that managed to pull two of my fences down and destroy my washing line. However it has with only two weeks of being outside started to discolor slightly. I can imagine it will be a one season wonder.
I bought this from my local 99p stores. I think it is fabulous value and similar pots were almost five times as much in B&Q. Even if it only lasts a few months, it is well worth the money.
Summary: A cheap and cheerful pot
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