School ended for me on Friday and I’m excited to kick off my first official week of summer vacation as part of the All Things Home Elements of Summer Tour. Each day this week, six bloggers will share summer themed projects with posts that include gardening, decorating, crafts, and food. You can find the links to all of the projects at the bottom of this post. Since I enjoy gardening, I’m sharing how to make a DIY Aged Pot with a Transferred Vintage Image.
Flower pot and saucer
Paint and brush
Printable graphic (Mine is from The Graphics Fairy.)
Clear spray sealer
1. Put a small amount of paint on the paintbrush and dab the brush on paper towels to remove most of the paint. Brush paint on the pot and saucer to create an aged, weathered effect.
2. Tape a piece of tissue paper to a sheet of printer paper and print a graphic from your computer on the tissue paper.
3. Peel tissue from printer paper and cut closely around the graphic.
4. Brush a small amount of Mod Podge on the pot where the graphic will be applied. Apply image using your finger to smooth out any wrinkles. Brush Mod Podge over the graphic.
5. After the Mod Podge dries, spray clear sealer on both the inside and outside of the pot to protect the image and paint.
A DIY aged pot looks great holding a house plant.
I used two identically decorated DIY aged pots for topiaries for my mantel. To make this, I inserted a dowel into one end of a tennis ball sized styrofoam ball and then covered the ball with Boxwood clippings. The dowel was then inserted into floral foam in the pot. Decorative faux moss rocks cover the floral foam.
There are so many ways this craft can be used, here are a few ideas:
· Decorated pots filled with pretty flowers would make a great centerpiece for a bridal or baby shower.
· This craft is perfect for kids. Let them pick out their graphic, print it out, and have fun making their own pot to keep in their room.
· Decorate pots with a school logo and use them for decorating a tailgate table at fall games.
· Paint pots in a seasonal color, apply a seasonal graphic and fill with treats for a perfect hostess or neighbor gift.
Be sure to check back each day this week to see the six projects posted each day.
Sand and Sisal, Yesterday on Tuesday, A Stroll Thru Life, Sondra Lynn at Home, Savvy Southern Style, Just a Girl and Her Blog, Katherine’s Corner, Design, Diaper + Dining, Remodelaholic, Little Miss Celebration, Serenity Now, Pink When