I don't get together with friends that often, so when I do I like to bring a little something. I think as makers, it's in our nature.
OTC Supplies used for these:
- Unfinished Square Flowerpots
- Patterned Texture Paper Pack
- Dictionary Tags
- Mona Lisa Brand Gold Foil Simple Leaf and Adhesive
- Misc Craft Paints
- Mod Podge
I painted the unfinished pots with cream acrylic craft paint. Once dry, I added strips from the patterned paper pack as shown.
Once the paper strips were dry, I applied the gold foil adhesive to the top and side edges. The adhesive takes about 20-30 minutes to dry to a tacky state. Once there, I applied the gold leafing randomly. I wanted to match the pattern in the paper so I didn't want complete coverage. I even roughed it up in places.
I wanted the Dictionary Tags to coordinate with the pots so I applied scraps of the paper I used on the pots along gold glitter paper and stickers from my stash.
Since I am not much of a gardener or green thumb ( unless it's green glitter!) I was thrilled to find these all in one herb kits at Target. I included two of these in the pots.
I wrapped the completed pots with strips of tulle, and finished off with the tags.