Spring it just around the corner, but not quite here yet, so this is the perfect season to start and decorate our home with colourful decorational elements to slowly bring the feeling of spring into the house. Our Crew Members came up with many different ideas on how to alter and uplift old and new flower pots and how to make cheap ones look better. They will give your home that extra hint of colour, while waiting for spring to arrive.
I took an ordinary clay pot and covered it with gesso. Then I applied the pattern onto the pot surface with a stencil and modeling paste and added plaster flowers. I let everything dry properly before applying Patina and Tutti Frutti Glimmer Mist onto the surface to create the multi-colored look. At the very end I added some Gold High Impact Metallic Paint here and there for additional detail, using a foam sponge to apply it. After the paint was completely dry, I painted my pot with clear wax (you can also use acrylic varnish) to seal it.
This lovely purple and green toned pot started off as a regular clay pot. I altered this dull looking pot using following steps:
1. Apply a base coat of gesso to the flower pot – set aside.
2. Using Olive Vine Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, spray Canvas Home Basics canvas scraps.
3. Next, layer Tattered Angels Purple Rain Color Wash paint on top of the gessoed pot surface with a stiff, dry brush, ignoring runs and drips – we want a distressed look!
4. Brush a layer of Tattered Angels Chandelier Glimmer Glam over the top of your olive canvas strips for extra sparkle. Once all of your components are dry, glue the canvas strips around center of the flower pot.
6. As the final touch, add some Canvas Home Basics Black Jute Rope – tied in a bow – around the pot.
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Olive Vine
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam – Chandelier
Tattered Angels Color Wash – Purple Rain
Canvas Home Basics – Canvas Scraps
Canvas Home Basics – Black Jute Rope
Best Glue Ever
I altered this clay pot in a very simple manner: simply first painted it, then distressed it with sand paper and finally misted the pot. And voilá, the shabby look is ready, and so very easy to do!
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Turquoise Blue
White Chalk Paint
Small Terracotta Pot
Fine Grit Sand Paper
Painting often intimidates people because they believe perfection equals gobs of talent. Not so! This sophisticated trio of terracotta pots are decorated with simple techniques. The striped pot was painted by pressing a brush full of thinned High Impact Paint below the rim of the pot and letting the paint drip down. The branch is a crooked line with blossoms created by dipping the end of the brush handle in paint and blobbing it on the branch. The final pot is decorated with Pull String Art. Since there is no wrong way to do this a little practice to determine the amount of loops to lay down and your project is ready to go.
So why not bring yourself into spring mood by re-creating some of these ideas and placing a colorful centerpiece somewhere in your home to brighten up your day! Happy crafting!!