Saturday, March 3, 2012

"Planting" Pots for Spring!


This was such a fun project, and one that really stretched my creativity.  I saw something similar on Pinterest, but wanted to add a vintage twist. 

 I started with four inch pots I bought at a discount store, then did different painting techniques on each. 

 Next I dug through my stash of crafts goodies and found the pink packaging straw and florist's moss.  I made the tiny eggs from sculpy, the 'larger' eggs are actually miniature chicken eggs my friends LaVern shared with me.  I dyed them a lime green with food coloring.





Next I made a green plaster bunny to go under the small cloche jar, cut vines from my Virginia Creeper.  I made a couple of accordion folded flowers, gathered crepe paper, cut pink paper lace and, of course, searched Graphics Fairy for cute vintage graphics from Victorian post cards.


The biggest issue I had was how to put the word spring on the pots.  I tried three different things before settling on just stamping them. 

 The other methods, either made it hard to read the word, or covered up too much of the pots, whose cute painterly finishes I loved.

Thanks for coming to take a peep peek.

17 comments:

  1. So cute Paula...what a lot of work, but a fun looking project! Adorable! xo

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    1. A lot of work, but I so love crafting that it doesn't feel like work at all .... sort of like the work of making mudpies.

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  2. I just LOVE them and you did a fabulous job!!

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

    Aledia

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    1. Thanks Aledia, I did have a lovely Sunday, hope yours was nice as well.

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  3. Those are just beautiful! I love all the detail. Megan

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    1. Thanks, and I love your blog name, you must be a fun family!

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  4. Your spring pots are lovely. Like the details you added to each pot. Great job!

    Sandy

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    1. Thank you Sandy, it was so fun to gather goodies, with spring in mind and try to make each one say spring differently.

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  5. precious! love all the sweet things in the pots! the polka dots are adorable! would love for you to link up to our Uncommonly Yours link party! Bonnie ;)

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  6. Sooo pretty! What a beautiful idea!

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  7. Those are so pretty for spring! I love it! Visiting from Tatertots and Jello Wrap Up Party! Hope you have a great spring!

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  8. I love the little pots and the vintage feel is perfect!

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  9. These are just sooo sweet! They would be the perfect touch on a spring mantle! I would love for you to stop by and link to my Sew Crafty Saturday Party!

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  10. They look super cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. So cute! Visiting from Wow us Wednesdays.

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