I’m a little late in posting this, but I wanted to share this little project I did last month. I got the idea from Petite Planet‘s blog. I already had Modge Podge on hand (for months now) but hadn’t used it yet, and I thought this would be a neat Mother’s Day gift idea because my mom LOVES flowers! I decorated a regular 8″ terracotta pot with scrapbook paper and paint.
Here are the materials I used, except for the ribbon. I had wanted to tie a pretty bow around the top of the pot, but I couldn’t get the ribbon to stay in place, and I didn’t want to glue it. I didn’t want this to be a permanent decoration; just one for gift-giving purposes. I also didn’t realize that I pretty much picked the same paper as the one in the post on Petite Planet. These are 12 x 12 sheets, and I used a little over a whole sheet, so I’m glad I got a few.
I cut up the sheets into smaller pieces (not too small) so they’d glue down easier than an entire sheet. I glued those pieces on with the Modge Podge and then went over the paper with 2 coats of Modge Podge to seal it. I then used sponge brushes to paint 2 coats of a green paint on the rim. Make sure you get paint for outdoor use if the plant isn’t going to stay indoors. Once the paint dried, I went over that with one coat of Modge Podge to seal it.
And here it is with the New Guinea Impatiens I planted to complete the Mother’s Day gift.