Monday, May 15, 2017

Shabby Chic Rose Pots

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.


Today I am linking with:

Floral Bliss


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Won't you join the fun?



  1. Oh Karen - they're beautiful!! What sweet Mother's Day offerings. I'm sure they just loved them!! I hope you had a beautiful day yesterday - sure sounds like you did. ;)

    Nice to be back catching up. I hope you have a very blessed week ahead dear Friend. xoxo

  2. These are absolutely adorable! What a great idea!

  3. You really are impressive with your creations, Karen. And your easy to follow directions are appreciated. I'm going to try to create some for the top of a cabinet using faux flowers since I want to leave them up there. Thanks again.

  4. Hello, your rose pots are so pretty! You are creative, the needlepoint is lovely too! Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

  5. Always such pretty crafty things here Karen! I am certain the deserving Moms were thrilled!
    Have a great week...
    Linda :o)

  6. belated happy mom's day!! the rose pots are gorgeous and the tutorial, spot on and easy to understand!! it looks like you had one for everyone, how kind!!!

  7. Your pots are precious, Karen, and I'm going to Pin this under Crafts. I'm all thumbs but you gave a great tutorial. I like how you have them lined up on your table.

    Sounds like a great day with Heather. I treasure time out and about with my daughters.

    Have a good week!

    Jane x

  8. Thanks for the tutorial, Karen. I love the sweet Rose pots you made, and am glad you had a Happy Mother's Day celebration. Your Rose pillow is such a pretty find! I was surprised and happy to get a 5:30AM text in OR from my son in NY on Mother's Day, which was a sweet start to the day :) then was blessed with cards and flowers throughout the day and a yummy taco dinner. xx

  9. Dear Karen, my sweet friend,
    those flowerpots look so wonderful! Really romantic ...thank you for all the lovely pictures from your so warm and with Love filled home!
    Have a great week, sending Love and hugs and blessings, claudia xo

  10. Wow! These flower pots are so lovely. How lucky are those special mom's that received one. You are so talented. Love your new pillow, too. Hugs, Pat

  11. They look really pretty, mind you I was waiting to see how you made the roses! Ha! I bet the scent was lovely. x

  12. Your creations are wonderful Karen and the rose needlepoint was a lucky find, gorgeous.
    Have a lovely week :)

  13. These are simply adorable!! I love the paint on the peat shabby and vintage looking. I must try this!!

  14. I love these creations Karen, and what a delightful gift.

  15. Beautiful room and table. I love the pots. Great job.

  16. What a great idea! So lovely to look at, so feminine.

    Love your place and you ~ FlowerLady

  17. I bet your husband just adores what you do to your home in decor and how you change the themes like you do. I wish I had the energy....LOVE the roses you go going throughout. Roses are a favorite here....beautiful work.

    1. ...sorry, typo! That should read roses you GOT going throughout.

  18. I LOVE how you did the rose pots. Very clever and gorgeous!

  19. Liebe Karen,
    Deine Rosentöpfchen sind ganz wundervoll anzusehen. Diese Idee werde ich mir gut merken, um sie nachzumachen!!!
    Dein Zuhause strahlt so viel Harmonie und Geborgenheit aus - richtig zum Wohlfühlen!
    Alles Liebe

  20. So lovely!Very cute!Gorgeous pillow!

  21. Karen, I would never have guess that those were once Peet pots. WOW! You did an amazing job. I think Shabby Chic is my middle name. :-)


  22. The little rose filled pots look adorable, Karen. I love the idea of painting the peat pots and then embellishing them. Thanks for sharing. I know you had a wonderful Mother's Day! xx

  23. This is such a sweet idea, Karen, I'm sure it made everyone's celebration all the more special. Thanks for showing us how.

  24. Your rose pots are so pretty. What a lovely person you are - delighting always your nearest ones ❤︎ Wishing you a nice week!

  25. Such cute flower decor! I am also crazy over those pillows!

  26. Glad you had an enjoyable Mother's Day which is at a different time from the one in the UK, but good to be at this time of the year for you when probably the weather is better. It was nice to get out with your daughter, Heather, for lunch and a browse in the second hand market. You found a lovely needlepoint cushion cover which matches so well the rose pots filled with roses. Wishing you a good rest of the week!

  27. This is such a great project that comes out so cute! And I LOVE your new pillow! I think of Downton Abbey when I see these needlepoint pillows. I wish I could find one! I'll keep looking...that's half the fun. Enjoy your day. Hugs!

  28. Hi Karen, Oh I just love your shabby rose pots. They look gorgeous running down your table. Thank you for the excellent tutorial. I would love to create these sometime. Your sweet pillow find is beautiful. Glad you enjoyed a special Mother's Day. Wishing you a wonderful rest of May and enjoy the springtime. Bless you sweet friend, xo

  29. A great idea Karen! It looks feminine and romantic, I love it!!! The roses in pink looks so elegant! Thanks for sharing. Hugs!!

  30. Beautiful table... and so creative...thank you for sharing!

  31. Dearest Karen,
    What a lovely series of Romantic Rose Pots you created!
    Had to share them on my Pinterest Roses...
    Glad you had a wonderful and meaningful gathering on Mother's Day.
    Sending you hugs,

  32. So pleased you had a good Mother's Day, here in the UK we celebrate in March.
    Those pots look really good and I just love the colour.

    May is zooming by so quickly, may you enjoy your time, I think family keep you very busy, which is lovely. All those precious memories are something special.

    Take care

    All the best Jan

  33. Wow...Karen, these are quite lovely! Nicely done! Thank you for sharing, as I never thought to paint peat pots. I'm gonna give this one a try! Aloha!

  34. Karen, these rose pots are so cute. You did a great job making them. I bet all the mothers loved them. I love the color of the roses. How special that this was Heather's first Mother's Day. The needlepoint rose pillow is sweet also. I can't wait to see all the goodies that you found at the flea market. I'm glad you had such a special Mother's Day with your loved ones.


  35. Hi Karen, How lovely the pots of roses are. Sounds like a delightful Mother's day and how very special for Heather. I love the needlepoint pillow - a great find. Wishing you a pleasant evening.

  36. These are beautiful!! What a special day for Heather, celebrating her first mother's day! Such a blessing :-) Hope all is well.


  37. They are so beautiful. You are so creative. Thanks for sharing!

  38. I love your shabby chic rose pots Karen, very pretty. It's so nice that you were able to share Mother's Day with family and extended family, those times are precious. I love your new pillow - very cute. I can't wait to see what else you purchased. Have a great day!

  39. These are just lovely. Thank you so much for sharing this idea and how you created them. I plan to copy this idea very soon to make special thank you gifts for a group of ladies at church.

  40. Those pots are some of the most adorable and creative things I've seen in quite a while, and your tut makes it sound easy to do. These are so perfect for a gathering of besties or even a wedding or many possibilities!

  41. Oh my goodness Karen, the pots are just Gorgeous, love shabby chic and they are just perfect, such great ideas!! Your needlepoint pillow is lovely too, what a great find!!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  42. Your house is full of beautiful flowers. Guests must be fascinated. Happy weekend.

  43. How absolutely beautiful Karen!! This is definitely one of my favorite tutorials ever!! I'm sure all of the mothers were so thrilled to receive one!! And what a fantastic find at the flea market!!!! I would've had to fight you for it if I was there with you!! LOL!!! xoxo

    ~ Wendy

  44. Dear Karen,

    Thank you very much for sharing the tutorial of the beautiful pots, they are gorgeous and looks like you had a perfect Mother's Day with all your family.
    Many thanks for welcoming me to the 60 club - so kind and for he lovely message.
    Wishing you a happy week and thanks for your kind friendship.

  45. I absolutely love your rose pots and appreciate your sharing this tutorial. They look beautiful and know they were a real hit on mothers day. I am sure that you had a lovely day. Always love your decorating in your lovely home, and know that you are enjoying the spring!

  46. What a lovely idea, Karen! It surely made everyone's day more special. I'm really happy to read your blog, there are always such beautiful and creative tutorials!
    Have a happy Tuesday! xx

  47. I LOVE those rose pots! Also that beautiful rose pillow! So pretty!

  48. What a lovely creation those rose pots are! Mother's Day is today in France!

  49. Karen I love all of your great flea market finds, and especially what you did with the cart for your kitchen. Such a great idea to do the spray paint doilies! You have definitely given me some ideas, and also inspired me to head to the flea market!! Have a wonderful month for the beginning of summer!!


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