Today I will be sharing two more DIY's from my Garden Party a few weeks back, Fabric Pots and Garden Prints.
I bought six of these miniature terra cotta pots from my local Home Depot store. I first gave the bases a little spray paint action. First they got a coat of silver, which ended up not being the color I wanted. You can still see a faint silver tint to the bottom of the bases. Then, I used my handy dandy Gold Foil Paint Pen and painted the rim in gold.
I used fabric to cover the pots.
1. I first made a small mark on the pot. Then, I laid the pot on it's side on a piece of blank paper. Make a mark on your paper where the "start point" on your pot is. Then slowly roll your pot along, marking on your paper the top and bottom of the pot. (Is this making sense at all? Sure sounds confusing, but you're basically making a slightly curved template of your pot.) Once you hit your original mark, cut out with scissors. This is your template for the fabric.
2. Use a sponge brush and apply Mod Podge to a small section of the pot.
3. Then start to applying the fabric. Just to make sure it all stayed in place, I applied a thin coat of Mod Podge to the fabric once on the pot as well.
I could not have been more pleased with the outcome of these sweet little pots.
*Disclaimer: there is a possibility of the fabric coming off if it becomes too damp from watering your plants. This is a great project for succulents, as they need minimal water. I have been watering mine for three weeks now and there has not been an issue.*
My second DIY that I'll be sharing today, is my garden print clipboard project.
I googled 'succulent images with white backgrounds'. Then, I taped an old book page to a regular piece of letter sized paper and ran it through my print. That's how easy it was to get these succulents printed out.
I couldn't stop there of course, so I pulled out my watercolor set and had some fun.
Once the succulent pages had dried, I used colorful washi tape to position and tape to the clipboards.
My party was less bright color and more simple garden, so for the party I went with gold only washi tape.
As I said in my Top Five Party tips post, sometimes it's the simple things that make your party stand out and I think these lovely succulent prints do just that!
If you missed the party, I wrote about the overall garden party here.
And I shared how to create a planted ampersand, here.