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Garden Party : Fabric Pots + Garden Prints

Monday, March 31, 2014

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 ampersandhere.

25 comments:

  1. Awe those fabric pots are the bees knees! So cute. I also wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster award. You can check it out at http://lifeasdez.blogspot.com/2014/03/liebster-award.html

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  2. This is one of the coolest ideas I have ever seen, pinned! I love this! Checking it out from life created Tuesdays!
    Cathy
    www.threekidsandafish.com

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  3. How lovely projects!!! The frabric pots are really cutel! Thanks for sharing this!
    Hope you have a great week:)
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  4. I love the prints on old book paper, That´s something I will definately try out! Your gallery wall looks so cool I want to steal it!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

    http://pineconeshelf.com

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  5. these are so cute. what a fun idea. and i love the succulents.

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  6. The fabric pots are such a clever idea. I love polka dots and these look so great!! In my to-do list :)

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  7. Such a sweet way to gussy up a simple pot! And I love the graphic quality of your clipboard art. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  8. Those polka dot pots are just too cute... I love them!

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  9. These are SO adorable. love.

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  10. I just love those tiny flower pots!! I'm loving the touches of spring!

    Janice @ NearlyHandmade

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  11. Another amazing project! Seriously lady... everything you do is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your work at Project Inspire{d}! xo

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  12. Oh my I love both the fabric pots and the clipboard art! Beautiful!

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  13. The fabric pots brought me over...and now I'm swooning over the clipboard art too! Great ideas! I'm going over to pin this...xox

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  14. I came over for the fabric pots...and now am swooning over the clipboard art too! Great ideas! Going over to pin now...xoxo

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  15. Amy, you freakin amaze me every week at out Be.You.Tiful Link Party! I love your posts and look forward to seeing them every week!

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  16. I love how you're changing up your clipboards in such a creative way! Extraordinary!!! That's you!!

    Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d}!

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  17. I love the pots AND the clipboard art! You're so fabulous. I"m featuring you over at the Do Tell Tuesday party tonight!

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  18. love those pots!! I will have to make some for Rami's room garden!

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  19. I never thought about putting fabric on clay pots. They look fabulous!

    Thanks for sharing at Project Inspired!!

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  20. I know from your comment that you already know this... But I'm featuring this at this week's link party. http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2014/04/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-86.html You are going to get tired of me featuring you, but your posts are always fantastic! Have a wonderful day!

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  21. LOVE the black and white fabric! Your garden party was too cute. I will be featuring your pots on the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop tomorrow night! Make sure to stop by and grab your featured button and link up any posts you may have.

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  22. Hey Girl! It’s Deonna from the Child at Heart blog. I was just stopping by to say hello! I might just have to do this because I really love succulents. I need to get some so I feel like I have a green thumb :) Your blog is becoming one of my favs. So creative. I'm pinning this for later! I am doing a great spring necklace giveaway and would love for you to come by and enter to win :) Have a joyful week!
    http://www.thechildatheartblog.com/2014/04/spring-statement-necklaces-from.html

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