Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Kraft Journal - Altered Peat Pots


I have a Shabby Home Decor Project to share for The Kraft Journal! On my last tutorial for The Kraft Journal, I showed you how to make Vintage Page Dictionary Flowers. You can click here to review. I mentioned in that tutorial to stay tuned for a future post where they will re-appear. I have incorporated that flower in today's project. 

The Supplies you need include:
These items can be found at The Kraft Outlet:
Other Items
Peat Pot
White Acrylic Paint
Foam Brush
Hot Glue Gun
Heavy Duty Double Sided Tape
Any items you want for filling your decorated Peat Pot! :-)
The first step is to paint your Peat Pot inside and out using Acrylic Paint and a foam brush.  I like a Shabby look, so I did not cover the entire pot with paint.  I wanted some of the original showing through.  
While you are waiting for your pot to dry, die-cut your leaves from Vintage Dictionary Pages to embellish your flower.
Time to decorate the outside of your Peat Pot.  
Run some heavy double sided tape around the center of your pot.  Next take the Canvas Fringe Ribbon and ruffle it as you go by overlapping/pleating. I left a section in the middle open to place my focal embellishment.
Next I wrapped some Natural Hemp Cord around the center of the pleated Canvas Fringe Ribbon and tied a knot in the center leaving some extra long lengths for me to curl.
Cut a circle out of your Stretched Burlap. Add your Vintage Dictionary Paper Flower and die-cut leaves to the front.  Flip over and add hot glue to the back and adhere to the front of your Shabby Peat Pot! You can find something to alter in just about anything!!! 

Now you can fill this Self-Made Shabby Pot with whatever goodness your heart desires! 

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!


Jessi Fogan said...

This is awesome, Tammy! What a cool little giftie :) How do you get the twine to curl??

Mary Pat Siehl said...

wow- this is so awesome! totally love this

Susan Flynn said...

Wow Tammy I wouldn't of thought it was possible to transform a humble peat pot into such a pretty holder! x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love love this!!!! Sooooo gorgeous and I am LOVING that flower!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is stunning, Tammy! So love your flower and dictionary leaves, and love the whole shabby vibe! This is awesome!
Thanks so much for your sweet comment on the LYB blog! Now I'm off to the Kraft Journal!

Doreen said...

This is

Bernie said...

This is stunning, Tammy!

sandi said...

Wow! Love this! What a fantastic project! Looks awesome!

NickelNook said...

Fabulous project, Tammy! I love the "shabbiness" of it!...Nancy :o)

Lynn said...

This is a great tutorial. I think I'll try it as a little spring gift holder. Question: do you think A2 size cards will fit in there? What a way to make something so inexpensive look so beautiful. Thanks for the message about the Denami win. I am so tickled to get that stamp set! Thanks!

jen said...

What a sweet container- a gift to hold a gift!

Lisa said...

You are so creative, my friend!! This is absolutely fabulous!! I love every beautiful, shabby detail!! And your tutorial is awesome!! I have to try this now...thanks for the inspiration!! Happy Wednesday :)

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Barb said...

gorgeous! it reminds me of home. i miss the country :)

Sandy said...

What a grand idea - who wouldn't love this!!

Bonnie said...

This is so cute and fun!

Martha H. said...

F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S Project! You are amazing, and I Love, Love the dictionary leaves!

Sue Lelli said...

This is just such a Clever idea and just such a great gift! LOVE that Gorgeous flower, too!

Tracey said... the shabby treatment of your pot, what a fabulous transformation! Great idea!!

Benzi said...

Love your painted peat pot. It makes a wonderful gift idea. The burlap, pleated canvas fringe ribbon, and flower top it off in a fun and awesome way.

Debbie said...

Love your shabby peat pot, Tammy! So clever and yummy -- what a treat to give or receive!! These would look awesome lined up on a shelf in your craft space -- filled with bits and bobs of treasures -- buttons, twine, flowers!! You could make little hang tags hanging from the flowers and stamp the name of what is inside the pot (PS - Alphas)! Super adorable :) Sweet for a garden theme party -- filled with cookies in cello bags!

Melissa Shea said...

Gorgeous! I love the how you left some of the pot showing through the paint. Totally gorgeous!

VanessaB said...

wow. that turned out so amazing :)

cheiron said...

Super cute, love the shabbiness! Thank you for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!