Ready for the rest of the Studio 5 clay pots?
The whole idea was to take a boring and inexpensive clay pot and come up with some fun and cheap perk-up solutions.
Here’s the boring before:
Now let’s go through these one at a time speed reading style.
(That means were movin’ fast so keep up, will ya?)
Use three similar shades, or metallics, with spray paint. Freehand the top and bottom, let it dry. Freehand the middle with one hand while holding the pot top with the other and slowly turning it. If you mess up just let it dry and start over. No taping needed. I promise.
The clay pot came in this lovely dark brow. Same pattern from this post, just printed smaller. Trace the pattern lightly with a pencil, and then use a paint marker to draw it on. Seriously less than five minutes to do this one.
Glue it. That’s it.
Alright, I will give you one tip, don’t use a glue gun unless this will be in the shade. Glue gun glue will melt in the hot sun. Use gorilla glue instead.
White wash pot.
I totally forgot to talk about this one on Studio 5, and it’s my favorite! Here’s what to do: Take a damp rag and dip it in white latex paint. You do not need to dilute the paint but make sure your rag is very wet. After dipping the rag in the paint, rub it on the pot in straight lines, like you were following wood grain. I waited for the paint to dry and did a second layer, but you don’t have to. When it’s dry, rub a handful of dirt all around the outside. Yes, I am serious. The dirt makes it look old like it has been living outside a few years. And y’all know how I like things to look like they have been living outdoors. If my children look that way, the house decor might as well go along with it. ‘Nuff said.
Last but not least: Fabric ruffle pot.
Sadly, this one was lost in the shuffle of moving all the pots all over the place when we originally thought we were filming outside, then hurried and moved everything in. No worries, the flowers survived. For this one I just used gorilla glue to attach a torn piece of fabric and flower to the side. I did not sew the gather, just did it while I glued.
Whew! Done and done.
Last post of Studio 5 projects coming at you first thing tomorrow!
I have a date with my bath tub and the entire eight seasons of X-Files on Netflix.
Things are gonna get pruney fast my friends.
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