I started with two pots that I found at the dollar store. They were a colour that I liked, so I didn’t bother spray painting them a different colour. From vinyl, I cut out two images (a fleur de lis and a crown) with my Silhouette Cameo. I’ve learned that when it comes to stencils, simple is best. I tried not to use very ornate shapes lest I create another epic stencilling fail.
I also think that using a craft punch as your stencil would be very handy with this project. They’re often simple in design as well.
Because I don’t have a garage, I’m limited to the Great Outdoors as my noxious-fumes workspace. Of course, on this day, my work was just too beautiful for some creatures to stay away from. A fly got too close to the action and ended up become a part of my work.
Sigh. That was a fun “removal”.
After the pots had fully dried (and the CSI investigation on the demise of the fly was closed), I brought my little pots inside.
I can’t decide what little plants should live in these pots. I can see them on a side table (or as a table centerpiece) on our patio.
These pots were an easy craft, and didn’t gouge the pocketbook either. I’d say that the entire project — including vinyl and paint (which I did have on-hand) — was under $5 for both pots.
These “gold-dipped” pots would make a great Mother’s Day present (especially if they come potted with darling little flowers or succulents – like the jade plant in the picture above). Think of all of the things in your house just begging for a little splash of flash!