Spring Bling for Your Garden

Add a little Spring Bling to plain boring terra cotta pots.
With Spring Fever setting in, I decided I needed a new flower to perk up the place.

I chose a pretty little African Violet that reminds me of my grandma. (Grandma loved African Violets.)

In no time at all, armed with a few simple products, I transformed a boring terra cotta pot into something sparkly and fun. Just what I needed.
To make my Spring Bling Pot you'll need:

Crystal Sheet (Black)

4 1/2 Terra Cotta Pot

Black Acrylic Paint and Paint Brush

Black Damask Tissue

Mod Podge CS11202 Original 16-Ounce Glue, Gloss Finish

Beacon Quick Grip All-Purpose Permanent Adhesive, 2-Ounce

Vintage Button
1.Start with a 4 1/2 Terra Cotta Pot painted with black acrylic paint.

2.Cut Black Damask tissue paper the width of the lower portion of the pot. Cut the strip into smaller sections. (my sections were 2 3/4 x 1 1/2)

3.Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to a small section of the pot, add tissue paper and apply another layer of Mod Podge over tissue.

4.Continue adding tissue sections until the bottom of the pot is covered.

5.Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge over the top of the pot to give it a nice shiny finish.

6.Cut a strip from the Black Crystal Sheet to fit around the rim of the pot.

7.Glue crystal sheet onto rim of the pot.

8.Glue vintage button over seam for added sparkle.

FYI: I could of used the Weldbond glue shown in the picture above which is a good permanent glue. But, because of the weight of the crystals I decided to use my Quick Grip glue instead.
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  • Wendy Freed Schonewitz Wendy Freed Schonewitz on Dec 19, 2021

    Most of our plants sit out in the garden during the summer; will the bling stand up to the weather?

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  • Jozapheen Ricchio Jozapheen Ricchio on Feb 19, 2016
    Wow, bling for the garden, sun room, and/or patio! I love the patterns you used. Thank you for sharing!!!

  • Melanie Puryear Melanie Puryear on Jul 24, 2020

    I absolutely LOVE this I love anything that sparkles so this caught my attention quick and gardening is my favorite hobby so it's a win win for me Thanks for sharing it's beautiful!