DIY Spring Flower Pots
I found these fun Easter picks at Hobby Lobby the other day, and wasn't exactly sure what I was going to use them for. Once I got home, I immediately knew what to make Spring flower arrangments and top each off with these picks. When I started to search for what to put the arrangements in, I found these two galvanized pots that I currently wasn't using. From there, it was so fun making Spring themed labels for the pots and putting together some pretty flower arrangements. This one is fun, simple, and adds versatile decor to your home.
What You Will Need:
- Small Pot - galvanized or your preference
- Tacky Glue
- Craft Paint - color of your preference
- Foam Brush
- Paper Towel
- 2-3 Stems - your preference
- Easter Picks, if desired
1. Make Your Tag - First off is making your tag for the pot. Unroll your burlap and roughly measure how long you want your tag to be on the pot. I use a crayon to mark how large I want my tag to be. Most burlap ribbons are pretty thin, so I find it best to put a paper towel under my ribbon prior to painting, or you will be left with paint on your work surface! Lay your stencils onto your burlap exactly how you would like them to appear. I chose to do "bloom" and "grow" for Spring, but obviously you can do anything! I found these adhesive stencils at Hobby Lobby a few months ago, and love them. They have just enough stick to not go anywhere but also peel off really easily. But any kind of stencil or even free hand will work! Using a foam brush, stencil on your letters. Less is more, so go easy with your paint or your letters won't come out as clear. Carefully, remove your stencils and set your new tag to the side to dry!
2. Make Your Arrangement - I love these little galvanized pots for this project. They make the perfect size for a petite Spring arrangement. As mentioned before, I used stems from other projects which included lavender and lambs ear for the "bloom pot". And grabbed these little white flowers, and gray pussy willow, to add to the lambs ear for the "grow" pot. You really don't need much because you will stick each individual stem into the foam and stretch it out. Insert your foam to fit your pot snuggly. I tuck in my left over paper towel around the foam to secure it.
Then it's time to add your stems one by one. I first added the lambs ear, then my flowers for both pots. Indiviually inserting each stem into the foam, and stretching the stems to give them a fuller look. Once the stems are inserted, I cut off more leaves from the bunch and stick them in the front of the foam. It gives it a fuller, greener look! If you are adding Easter picks, do that now. Finish the pots off with a little moss on top to hide your foam and paper towel. And that's it! I chose to not glue any of my stems, picks, or even moss because I plan on switching out these arrangements throughout the year.
3. Glue On Your Tag - Using tacky glue, line the edges of your burlap with a thin, even layer. Press the corners firmly, until your tag is secure in place. Then sit back and take in your new pot for Spring!
I just love how these turned out. The best part is, you have these adorable pots that are so versatile and fun. After Easter, I will remove the picks and change out the greenery a bit. For more pictures, details, and sources visit me @ http://www.raisingrustic.com/diy-spring-flower-pots/.
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Published March 7th, 2017 11:03 AM
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Farmhouseblooms.com on Mar 08, 2017Thanks Brenda!
Patty Miller on Mar 18, 2023
Love these pots, so pretty!
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