GARDENFRIENDSNJ

Personalized Pottery Pot People Planters

Runnemede, New Jersey · 204 Sales

GARDENFRIENDSNJ

Personalized Pottery Pot People Planters

Runnemede, New Jersey 204 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(71)

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Note from shop owner We are taking a break for a few months to be with our family's. Hope everyone has a great Holiday!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 24, 2017

We are taking a break for a few months to be with our family's. Hope everyone has a great Holiday!

loralee cardie

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(71)
nate99901

nate99901 on Dec 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

These Wizard of Oz planters are amazing! I ordered them for my mother for Christmas. They came in the mail extremely well packaged and they exceeded my expectations. Also, Loralee maintained excellent communication throughout the manufacturing and shipping process. 100% happy with the entire process.

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Updates

Announcing 1 STOP SHOPPING
We are in the process of creating a $25 section which will include an adorable Pot Person, a gift bag & matching tissue paper. Here's the 1st 1...a Gingerbread Man Pot Person. He is so cute!! Lol
A Very Unique CHRISTMAS Present for that hard to buy person. Tell us ...Who can we Custom make for you??
Hi All, Here's 1 of our customer favorites....Sugar Skull Candy Heads. Head is 8.3", bottom is 5". Fits about 6-9oz. bags of candy in his head!

About

Our Garden Friends Flower Pot People

Hi, My names Lori & My sister is Angie, we are very close and love having fun things to do with our children. During one of our many craft nights we decided to focus on sprucing up our gardens to have the best ones in the neighborhood..as children we would pass an older man's property where he had a full size man assembled out of clay pots sitting on a bench, he wasn't painted or dressed but it was so unique it stayed in or minds years later...this was the project we wanted, and being artist we could embellish our person...There in lies the birth of GARDEN FRIENDS, Our gardens got such a huge response we were soon swamped with orders. Our hobby became a round the clock business. We would pack all our kids in the car & hit every walmart, lowes, home depot and back then K-mart in NJ, PA & Deleware & buy out all the pots we could get our hands on. That was in 2013. Since then we have been selling locally in NJ & PA for 4 years now. We were asked over & over from our customers as well as people that find us through Pinterest, google, online if we ship so we decided to start selling on etsy in 2014. When we started we couldn't find much online other than a few older pictures with doll clothes on & superball noses with googly eyes so we didn't have much to go on. We learned a lot over the years including what spray works best, what glue to use, paint etc. as well as how to ship them without them breaking. I am happy to say that we have perfected the packing process and so well that we now sell different sizes. My sister & I along with out families love the idea of Flower Pot People & apparently so does the rest of the world. Our pots are so unique and now they are popping up everywhere online. We are so happy that we can be a part of such an amazing product that people can have in their homes for years to come.

Shop members

  • Loralee

    Owner, Marketer, Photographer

    Hi I am Lori, 42 year old married mother of 4 boys. I love being home with them. Having such wonderful customers like you allows me to be home with my boys while running my own business.

  • Angee

    Owner, Designer

    Hi Im Ang. 39 year old Mother of 1 beautiful 8 year old girl and one handsome 4 month old boy. My sister and I love being able to be home with our children while running a business together!

  • Lola

    Our Attention Getter

    Hi I am Lola everyone loves me so the sisters promote me when they can **wink wink**

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Oct 4, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

Although our people are sealed it is recommended that they not be exposed to harsh elements or constant direct sunlight. Keeping them on a deck or protected area will prolong the life of your pot person for seasons to come. Due to the spray sealers we recommend using wrapped candy inside their heads. When using plants for hair they can be watered as there is a drainage hole. We do not block the drainage hole when putting them together

Can I put a real plant in the head?

Yes & they can be watered, all of our people are sealed & can be indoor planters or outdoor planters.

Is there a drainage hole?

Yes, Every pot we use has a hole in the center for drainage. We do not block the hole when we put them together so it can be used for drainage.

Sizing details

Our people are a nice size to sit on your porch, in your garden or bay window & be seen from the street. All of our listings unless otherwise noted are offered in 4 sizes, Sm 2- 6" pots up to X-Lg 2-8.3" pots & the larger they get, the wider & heavier they get. Our Sm & Med come in a large box & weigh about 6lbs. Our Lg & X-Lg People are much larger & wider. They come in Extra Lg Boxes & weigh about 10lbs. They have larger arms & feet to accommodate their larger bodies. Example photo in each listing. For more precise measurements or examples please let us know

Gift wrapping and packaging

We are more than happy to mail to a friend/family member & include a card. Just leave what you would want the card to say in "notes to seller" at check out. If they do not live in the same state as you shipping might be different. Please use their zip code when checking out. Because of the size of our packages & the fact that our people are surrounded by so much bubble wrap we are unable to gift wrap.

Custom and personalized orders

Absolutely.....Any of our pot people can be personalized with a name or small message painted on at no additional charge....check out our "Custom" listing to create your own Pot Person

Can the feet fit under the pot person if on a shelf etc.?

The feet easily tuck under each person should you want them to.

Will I get tracking info. on my order?

All orders will receive a tracking number once they ship.

Shipping

Shipping---
All of our friends are carefully padded and packed. We pack each person surrounded by a styrofoam & a lot of bubbles. Having shipped many people in the last few years & due to the weight & size of our boxes we find that USPS is the way to go. We offer upgrades on shipping via priority. Once we ship you will receive tracking info. to follow. Although I'm an over-packer & I pack them so well accidents do happen. If your item arrives damaged send us a picture & we will send out another or issue a refund, your choice. They are insured & I will put a claim in on my end. Customer service is important to us. We strive to make sure our customers are happy.
fYI--We haven't had an accident since we 1st started shipping them years ago!

Our Process

Our Process
Each & every pot is cleaned off with a damp rag & sanded slightly to smooth out some unwanted marks. We then spray each pot with a water sealer & let them sit overnight. Once dried we hand paint each pot to match the preferred decor of the customers request. Once they dry we spray each pot inside & out with a polyurethane sealer several times over the course of usually 2 days. We then let them sit overnight to make sure they are completely dry. The next day we put them together using very strong rope & glue. We put weights in their heads & let them sit for at least 2 days. We then add any embellishments & do our photo shoot. Now they are ready to be shipped off to their new home.