Here is another fun craft idea using clay flower pots and turning them into something decorative & playful. Since it's St. Patrick's Day today we thought we would show you how to make a Leprechaun Hat. We saw this easy idea at thatswhatchesaid.net
Purchase small clay flowerpots. Of course you can get them from us or any craft store. Paint them with an acrylic green paint. It may take 3 coats to get them covered because you want a bold bright green.
Wrap a black ribbon towards the bottom of the clay flowerpot. Since the pot is not a true cylinder, you will have to adjust in the back to the ribbon to sit properly in the front. Use a hot glue gun to secure the ribbon in place.
Next use an Xacto knife to cut out the buckle. Use gold card stock and hot clue in place. Now we know it's hard to believe but that is it. Think of all the fun things you can do with these hats. Place one at each place at the dinner table. Stack the pots on a living room fireplace mantle and decorate with clover. Place them around the house and put a gold candy coin under each one and use them like a treasure hunt.
Here is a easy, 20 mins or less, DIY pottery project. When Laurie Cosgrove [lauriecosgrove.com] for full instructions, was wanting something fast and simple she made these wonderful and colorful flowerpots painted with a tribal feel to them. Perfect for planting in come next Spring.
Start with smooth terracotta flowerpots. Our's are perfect because they are imported from Italy and have velvety smooth sides. Not like Chinese or Mexican pottery which is very porous. Cover the flowerpots with chalkboard paint from Home Depot.
Use colorful paint to trim the rim of the flowerpots and the saucers that fit under them. Go to Pinterest to find patterns you like and can be inspired by. Detail on with small brushes or as she likes to use, a sponge brush. Either way decorating the flowerpot should be fun and creative.
Are you tired of Winters harsh weather yet? Better not be because it just started. We have many more months of dreaming about our potted flowers & patio planters before they can come to life. So, in the mean time we have a quick & easy project that will bring a touch of Spring indoors.
Get a few terracotta garden planters. Of course we love our because they are not only available in many sizes but the clay is a stunning product that imports to us from Italy. Select a few sizes that will work great for planting indoor herbs. The look of one size of pot all lined up in the kitchen window is also very popular and pleasing!
Make sure the pots are clean and dry before painting. Coat each pot with white paint and let dry completely. Then using grit paper rub the areas on the pottery where you want the terracotta to show through. This gives the pots the distressed look we are going for. Rub the lips, the sides and around the base to create an interesting pot.
Now fill with potting soil and herbs purchased at your local nursery or garden center. Not only are these lovely but they smell so nice. Now you have your own European Distressed looking flowerpots but you have added a touch of Spring to your indoors.
Turn Plain Flowerpots Into Something Special
DIY Pot Makeovers!
See what a little gold paint can do to transform a plain, old flowerpot from GardenTherapy. Gilding items this time of year of popular and really in the holiday spirit.
Start with a clay flowerpot with no texture. We recommend out Italian Flowerpots because the clay is smooth and compact, even through porous. However the best looking finish came from a plastic pot. It lets the shine really come thru.
First clean the pot with soap and water. Rinse well and allow to dry. Place the pots upside down on cardboard. Shake the can of paint long enough to mix or you will have issues. Spray the potsevenly. Let dry. That's it.
Old plastic cup & stir stick
White paint - Gray Paint
Rough Sand Paper
Credit or Gift card you can use to apply pressure
Mix paint in old cup, more white than grey. Wad up paper towel dip in paint and start rubbing on the pot. When you achieve the look you like, let the pot dry completely. Sand the pot lightly.
Take a graphic you printed on a 8 x 10 piece of parchment paper on a plain old style printer. It doesn't have to be a laser printer. Cut to size & starting with the center, press it down on your pot. Use the credit card, press & smooth the parchment without moving it. Carefully life off . Let your ink dry completely.
Love this crafty idea using our clay flowerpots. This project is a bit more involved but look how cute they turn out and you will have them for year of year to display. These would work great for place holders also by writing the names of each guest right on the pot rims.
Supplies for one snowman.
1 - 4" clay flower pot
Blue craft acrylic paint
Matte finish sealer (American DuraClear Stain Varnish
White tissue paper
White pom poms
Scissors, toothpicks, hot glue gun
Directions:Paint the clay flowerpots blue with a white rim. When dry use a toothpick and white paint to decorate the pot with snowflakes. When dry, apply a sealer. Use a liner brush to paint an orange nose onto the back of the spoon. Use a toothpick dipped in black ink to paint the eyes. Use a black pen to add simile and eyebrows. Cut a 1/2" wide strip of felt and fringe the ends. Add a dab of hot glue about 3" from the right end. Place the snowman into the glue, then wrap the scarf around several times, securing with more hot glue.
Cut a small square of floral foam so that it fits snugly inside the clay flowerpot. Insert a snowman spoon into the foam. Tear or cut a sheet of tissue paper in half, roll up and fill the inside covering up the floral foam.
There are 4 different hat options so if you want more detail click this link.
To finish the flowerpots off, top them with sparkly pom poms to look like snowballs.
We saw this cute idea and wanted to share it with our flowerpot craft group this time of year. It's a fun and decorative way to display your potted poinsettia plants available at most garden centers. And, if you have some little ones hanging around the house this will surly make them smile.
2 terracotta flower pots with saucers
Red & Black Patio Paint from DecoArt
1.5" Black Ribbon
Gold glittery self adhesive foam sheet
Paint the terracotta flower pots red and the saucers black, let dry.
Cut 1" strip of white batting and glue to the bottom of each pot. You can substitute cotton balls or pom poms if necessary.
Glue the length of ribbon that fits all the way around the two pots when next to each other, adding an extra 8" of overlap. Cut a square shape from the gold glitter foam sheet, with a smaller square in the center for the belt buckle. Attach to the front.
Use outdoors for holiday decor, or inside as a centerpiece. Either way these are wonderful.