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Live Succulent Christmas Tree DIY



 Make a Potted Succulent Christmas Tree
Making a container Christmas tree out of potted succulents is smart & lovely!  Check this out from Garden Delights.

Supplies needed:
Small 3 ft tomato cage
Floral wire
Wire Cutters
Needle nose pliers
Six bags of moss
Long handled wooden spoon
Succulents
Floral Pins
Terracotta Flowerpot & saucer

Spray bottle
So, here we
go.

Turn the tomato cage upside down.  Gather the legs to a point and bend the wires together to secure. Wrap floral wire around the gathered legs to keep them together.

Make a netting of floral wire by wrapping it vertically around the tomato cage.  After the vertical wires are in place, weave through them horizontally. This netting will provide support for the moss.  You should now have a tree form.

Fill a bucket with warm water. Add the moss and soak till saturated.  Squeeze out excess liquid.
Add handfuls of moss into the form starting at the top. Use the wooden spoon to help push into crevices.  Hide all the wires.

Place the moss tree upright in your chosen container.  The moss may drip so make sure you planter is large enough and you have a saucer underneath to catch drips.  Make sure everything is balanced before you start adding succulents.

Use a pencil to pock a hole in the moss and insert the stem in, securing it with a floral pin.  Finish covering the form.  This potted tree may be heavy so have someone help you move it to where you want it displayed. OR better yet, place it in advance and cover the area with a blank till you are finished making it.  Spritz when completed. You now have a live Christmas tree!

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Post Last Updated: 12/15/2016 8:47:56 AM 

Thanksgiving Crafts Using Clay Flowerpots From Arizona Pottery



DIY Thanksgiving Placecards using clay flowerpots

Create lasting memories and good fun by making these Thanksgiving place-cards

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and share your home with loved ones.  As everyone gathers together for a wonderful day of celebration, we would like to share a few craft ideas that will make the day more fun and decorative.

These personalized place card are made from miniature clay flowerpots and are so easy to do.  We have one for adults that should be made in advance and another for children.  These are as simple as a few glue sticks, feathers, candy, or markers.  Have a place set up in the morning so when the children arrive they have a place to sit and get started.  Make sure that there is always adult supervision.  This will give the children something to do why the adults watch football and cook.

Adult Project:

Gather 3”clay flowerpots. We have them in many sizes including the 3”so click here to shop.
Acrylic paint in black, white, red and blue.
Paintbrush
Craft Foam in black, yellow, green & purple.  These come in sheets at the local craft stores.
Scissors
Thick white crafts glue
Black Fabric paint pen

Decorate the pots by painting each black and allow to dry.  Choose a color to paint the band around the top of each pot. Let dry.  Make white dots on the rest of each by dipping the handle end of the paintbrush in white and dotting the pots surface.
Add brims by tracing a circle from black foam about ˝ inch wider all around then the pot opening using a glass lid. Cut out.

Make the buckles by measuring the width of the band, cut a rectangle from foam that measures about 1/8” deeper than the band.  Cut out a smaller rectangle from the center. Glue the buckle to band and let dry.
Lastly, personalize each pot hat with the paint pen.

 
 Craft Ideas using clay garden pots for Thanksgiving placesettings

Childs Project:

As you will see from the photos below, all you will need is paint, feathers, glue sticks, paint pens, flowerpots etc.
All the items you can pick up at your local craft store.  If they don’t have the small terracotta pots in stock you can buy them from us by clicking here.

The point is to have fun, be creative and makes this Thanksgiving holiday truly blessed.

 
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Post Last Updated: 12/15/2016 9:17:11 AM 



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