With the holidays upon us you can make some quick stunning gifts with a few items you have around the house. I’m sure most of us have some clay pots around or if you don’t you can go to the Goodwill (that’s what I did) and get a few for fifty cents or less. In my previous post I made some quick and easy glittery snowflake soaps, so to make my soap presentation a bit more dramatic I made this altered pot to present my snowflake soaps in.
Here are the supplies I used
1. Clay pot
2. Martha Stewart Pearl Paint in Aquarium or other blue or blue-green color
3. Acrylic Paint in White
4. Craft Sponges
6. Scrapbook paper for rosette
7. Rubber or Acrylic stamp (Let It Snow) for banner on rosette and small piece of white paper for the banner
7. Metallic Pigment in Silver and Light blue Pigment Ink
8. Silver Wired Ribbon 1.5 inches wide
9. Glue Gun
1. Paint your clay pot with your white paint. Let it dry and repeat this 2-3 times until your pot is covered with paint. Be sure to paint the inside too.
2. With you sponge paint brush, brush on the Martha Stewart Pearl paint. While the paint is still wet sprinkle some glitz on the top of your pot.
3. Make your rosette. Make it large to fill up the front of your pot.
4. Paint on some of your Metallic Silver on the sharp edges of your rosette.
5. Make a bow to go behind your rosette.
6. Cut a 1/2 inch by 5 white piece of paper and make your banner shape at the end (see photo) Stamp with the Let It Snow stamp and edge it with the light blue pigment ink. Glue your banner behind your embellishment and glue your rosette and embellishment together. Now glue bow behind your rosette.
7. Glue your bow/rosette about a third down on your clay pot. You’re done!
Now you can fill it with those beautiful snowflakes we made in the last tutorial or use fill it up with some pretty glass ornaments.
See you next post!