Monday, May 2, 2016

Girlfriend Gifts : Gold Foiled Herb Pots


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. 

I had the opportunity to work with some goodies from Oriental Trading Company to make these little Herb Pots. 

OTC Supplies used for these: 
  • Unfinished Square Flowerpots 
  • Patterned Texture Paper Pack
  • Dictionary Tags

Other Supplies: 
  • 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.

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Michelle L. said...

Those look so luxe, Carol! Gold and chic!

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