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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Fish Scale Flower Pots

I feel like I'm on the edge of a cliff about to jump off. Its a fun cliff mind you, but a cliff none the less. What I mean to say is that this week is going to be one of the busy-est weeks of my Spring so far. Work, a conference, baseball games, birthdays {and two parties which includes treats for preschool, daycare etc}, a Sunday School event, and decorating a parade home. So, if I'm a bit scarce this week, keep the schedule in mind! 

Projects for me are very centering. They allow me to step outside of myself for a little while and be crafty....very therapeutic! Thus today's project.

Fish Scale Flower Pots

Never one to leave well enough alone, I bought these two teal pots for my back deck but knew they needed a little something. {They were $5.99 each at Target}. Last year I did the monogrammed pots for my front porch. I wanted something else this year. I was thinking stripey but wanted a more organic shape for the outdoors. Thus the fish scales.



This project requires:

  • a pot or two
  • a paint pen
  • spray gloss or sealer {just to be safe}
  • pencil and template




I started by taking the round lid to my kids vitamin bottle and tracing it on a paper plate. I cut the circle out and this became my template.




Fold the cardboard template around the top edge of the pot for the right sized scallop look and trace with a pencil. Do this all around the top of your pot.




From here, I went freestyle! Meaning, I just went from the center of one scallop to the center of the next and so on all the way around.


To make sure my paint pen wouldn't come off with repeated rains or waterings, I sprayed it with a light coat of clear gloss.



And now they are ready for flowers! We are just about past the hard freeze threat here in Michigan so my Memorial weekend will be filled with lots of gardening projects, not least of which is filling these pots. 




Don't mind my absence this week, I will be back with more next! Thanks for stopping by!!!


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