Wednesday, May 11, 2011

DIY Groovy Flower Polka Dot Pots

I was inspired by other bloggers to decorate some pots. I liked the polka dot look and the twine look so I thought, "why not combine them?" Below is my "how to." First step is obviously to purchase some clay pots and spray paint.
I traced around my paint bottle with a sharpie. I used a plain old kitchen sponge for the polka dots and sponged them on with white craft paint. Then I sealed my pot with a spray sealer.
For the twine accents, I found this stuff at Dollar General next to the car wax? Says it is 3 ply but it seemed pretty flimsy.

So I took 9 strands and braided them to make a thicker piece of twine.

It was a great braiding lesson for my 6 year old too.

For the pot with the twine bow... leave a long tail and then knot, then braid... measure every so often so that you get a braid the exact circumference of your pot. Then tie another knot. Then hot glue the braid to your pot.

Then tie a big knot or bow or whatever you choose... I added some hot glue to my bow just to secure it. If you like the wrapped braided look then braid at least 10 feet of twine... same technique here... just hot glue the twine to the pot in the place of your choice.

So pretty and decorative.

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20 comments:

Amy said...

These are super cute! The twine really makes them look finished! Great job!

Lil-Rosi said...

Very cute! I absolutely love red with white polka-dots!! What kind of paint did you use? I have a terra cotta pot that I would love to alter.

Kadie said...

So cute! Great idea to braid the twine.

Kadie @ Seven Alive

aggieam01 said...

super, super cute. I love the braided twine!!!

Alicia @ littlesprinklesoffun said...

Cute flower pots! I love the polka dots and the braid!!!

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