Hello, Sweet Friends, I hope that you have been
enjoying this beautiful month of May,
and that those of you who celebrated Mother's Day
had a wonderful day.
We had a large gathering of blended families
at my son, Gabe and wife Erica's home, with several
Mom's and Grandmother's, including
my daughter, Heather, who celebrated her
very first Mother's Day.
Of course I had to create something
sweet and special for all the beautiful Moms
and thought I would share the easy tutorial
with you in case you would like to make
one or two, or even half a dozen for
someone special, or just to call your own!
I started with 6 inch Jiffy peat pots.
I gave them a rough coat of Ivory craft paint,
inside and out, leaving bare spots here and there
for that 'vintage, shabby' look.
You can find Jiffy Peat Pots in several sizes Here.
Once they were dry, I lined them with two
old book pages, letting the corners peek out,
then some ivory netting. You could also use
lace or even cheesecloth, but I had a big roll
of netting from a long ago bridal shower.......
To add the roses, I covered a jelly canning jar,
filled with water, with cling-wrap and a rubber band
to hold it all nice and tight,
then poked holes for the rose stems with
the tip of a sharp knife.
This will keep the water from leaking into the peat pot.
Water is not kind to peat pots!
I would even recommend that you
line the inside of the peat pot with plastic wrap
before adding the jar. I didn't and one leaked......
Insert the rose stems into the holes and add a few
leaf stems if you like. I used 5 roses, but it depends
on the size of the roses, so do a 'dry run' before
poking your holes so you know how many to make.
The roses will flop all over, until you lower them
into the lined peat pot.
I cut the roses so just the blooms peeked out.
To finish off your creation, add a little bit of
decoration around the pot.
This is easiest done before adding the roses.....
I used ecru crochet lace, a bit of netting cut into a strip,
and a vintage button.
I made a rosette of the strip of netting by sewing
stitches around one edge and pulling tight, then
sewed it all in place on the ribbon with the button
in the center.
Slip it over the pot from the bottom and tack in place
with a dot of glue or two-way tape.
You could also just wrap a bit of wider lace
around the pot and tie it in place with twine!
I had so much fun making my Shabby Chic Rose Pots
and I think you will, too!
My new needlepoint rose pillow follows the theme.
I found it at a flea market over the weekend,
with my daughter, Heather.
We had such a good time,
going out to lunch and searching for treasures
together. I found quite a few that I will
share with you as I find places for them!
Thank you for your sweet visits, dear friends!
I have been extremely busy, but I will try and
catch up with all of you this week.