I can’t believe Memorial Day weekend is around the corner, YIKES! I’m hoping the forecast is correct. So far, it looks like it will be a gorgeous weekend. In NJ this happens almost every year with the forecast and it winds up being cold and rainy. So, here’s to hoping it is going to stay as gorgeous as they are predicting.
Today, I wanted to share my Spring/Summer French pot wreath. I saw the idea from Confessions of a Plate Addict Here a year or more ago. I wanted to make this but I wanted to add my twist to the project.
Many of you may remember me painting many of these small flower pots which I posted about HERE.
I used ASCP in Old White and Old Ochre from samples I had in my stash making them different from one another.
Here’s my different twist, I used a French transfer. I didn’t want one on every pot thinking that would be too busy. I used the Mod Podge method I use all the time to do my transfers and you can see that with French pots is posted about recently HERE.
I made sure I gave these pots an extra dose of outdoor Mod Podge since this would be outside in the elements especially to protect my images.
Next, getting the pots on to a grapevine wreath I purchased from Michael’s. I went with an oval wreath to be different from the normal round style. For me, this was a two person job. With my motor skills tying the pots on was not going to happen, LOL. John stepped in to help which he always does when I need help. I’ll tell you he is the MAN.
It was important to get the pots positioned just so allowing the pots to not only fill in the wreath but to have the transfers in the correct position.
Once this process was finished, I used some Spanish Moss to fill the pots. Let me just say, HUGE mess as many of you know. I took some faux lavender sprigs and put them in the pots randomly.
To finish things off I made a simple bow with ribbon I found at Michael’s.
I am thrilled with how this project turned out and I hope you enjoy it too and Debbie, thanks for the inspiration!
Everyone have a super rest of the week and here’s to a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Try to remember all of our fallen service men and women while you are celebrating. Without them the freedoms we have WOULDN’T be possible.
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