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A Second Use for Flower Pots

Pretty pots can do more than hold flowers on an outdoor table. They can be used to protect dips and other dishes from party-crashing insects.

Photography: Raymond Hom

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2011


Polypropylene cord, $16 for 100 inches, by Librette;


  • Flower pot

  • 18-inch length of 1/4-inch cord


  1. Lift the pot by sticking one finger through the drain hole, or create a handle by cutting an 18-inch length of 1/4-inch cord and knotting the ends together. Thread the looped end through the drain hole in the flowerpot.

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