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Thursday, 11 April 2013

Altered Peat Pot by Kerrie Gurney

Hi everyone Kerrie here, I have been browsing on Pinterest and came across Altered Peat Pots and fell in love. Don't you all just love Pinterest so many inspiration. (you can follow us on Pinterest )

As I am not a gardener I headed straight out to my local garden centre to purchase some peat pots. I knew I had to create some of these using some of my Couture Creations products, my mind was in peat pot overdrive :)




 



Instructions


Paint Peat Pot with Gesso and set aside to dry
 
 
Cut 2 x 6" x 3" strips of Core'dinations Whitewash cardstock and emboss using  Extra Confetti Embossing Folder.
 

 
Make a template for the side of the peat pot and cut 4 side pieces

 
Sand the embossed side pieces using Couture Creations Sanding Block
 
 
Distress the edges using Couture Creations Non Stick Scissors

 
Die Cut flower petals using the 4 smaller Roses Nesting Dies cut 1 of ea  of the bigger sizes and 2 of ea of the smaller sizes


Cut into die shape creating 4 petals
 

 
Spray the petal die cuts with water, layer together and scrunch

 
unfold gently and dry using heat gun
 
 
 
Putting it all together
Adhere the embossed side pieces to the side of the pot
Tie a piece of tulle around the pot
Assemble flower petals using double sided tape and place crystal gemstones in center of flowers
Die cut one of each doily die, Jasmine's Dream & Tranquillity Decorative dies.
Use a skewer for the stem, you can either cover using washi tape or paint it, attach the flower to the front of skewer and the doily to the back.
Use hot glue to adhere a foam ball to the inside of peat pot, hot glue some tulle to foam ball and stick skewer into foam ball.
Adhere Jasmine's Dream vine die cut and Tranquillity die in place and adhere the small flower to the front of pot.
Add Crystal Glitter Glue on flower petals and die cuts.
Finish off with some Spanish Moss in the base of the pot
 



I am going to make some more of these to give to my Mum and Mother In Law for Mother's day. They would also make perfect table centre pieces for a wedding or any special occasion.

Couture Creations Products Used
CO723446  Elegance Collection Embossing Folder, Extra Confetti
CO723218 Nesting Dies, Roses
CO723415 Endless Dreams Decorative Dies, Jasmine's Dream
CO723435 Endless Dreams Decorative Dies, Tranquillity
CO723114 Doily Dies, Blossom Yarn
CO721955 Non Stick Scissors
CO723060 Sanding Block
CO721996 Gemstones, Crystal
CO721971 Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue, Crystalina



If I have inspired you to create any peat pots, please share them with us on our Facebook page.

Happy Creating




10 comments:

Lesa said...

Liking this Kerrie, I'm a plant killer, so these could be good at my place

Tracey Cooley said...

Lovely Kerrie

Joey said...

what a fantastic idea Kerry. These would be great gifts for mothers day. It looks lovely!

Carol Gibson said...

Beautiful project, I love the soft
colors.

BethW said...

I love those roses! Any chance you can tell me where I can buy them online in the U.S?

Couture Creations said...

Beth they were created using Couture Creations Rose Nesting Dies contact our Distributor in the USA www.cropstop.com

Adriana B said...

Kerrie, this is fabulous, this would look awesome gift idea for Mother's day with a bunch of flowers like the one you have created :) Loving this :)

Pammejo said...

Beautiful Flower Pot, I just love paper flowers and the one you are sharing is gorgeous.

phamil said...

Kerrie, this is so pretty! And I love the pink bloom, such a creative project!!!

Gloria Stengel said...

That flower is fantastic!

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