Sunday, April 14, 2013

Pretty Garden Pots

I'm still getting ready for the Little French Flea Market next week and I'm trying to do groups of projects.  I found these plain pots at a yard sale and bought every pot that was for sale.  I dry brushed some Annie Sloan Old Ochre on them and then laser copied several images I had on hand.  Some are from the Graphics Fairy and some are from Pinterest and a couple are images I purchased on Etsy like this beautiful bird image with the word Paris.

Then I used my mod podge transfer method and transferred the images on to the pots.  You can find the tutorial on my side bar.  I plan to take some live ivy plants if I can get to the wholesaler by Friday and I thought these pots with the ivy would brighten my space.
 When using the reverse mod podge transfer method, be sure to use laser copies and if you have words in your image, be sure to reverse it so they come out correctly on your finished product.
Since these pots are for outdoor use, I will use a clear coat sealer that is for exterior use.  I don't recommend using wax on something that is going to be used outside.

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                                      Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday
Tuesdays          Knick of Time       Coastal Charm  
                                      Boogie Board Cottage    A Stroll Thru Life   
                                     Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday
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                                     Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday    
                                     Rustic Restorations Homespun Happenings
Fridays            French Country Cottage       My Romantic Home        Miss Mustard Seed
                                    Potpourri Friday     Common Ground
                                    The Charm of Home    Rooted in Thyme
Saturdays        Funky Junk Interiors



Inma M. said...

Maggie esas transferencias te han quedado preciosas.

Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...

The red geranium in your white pot is so pretty. Have fun at your sale! Lynda

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Gorgeous, Maggie! I've done one of these so far myself and have had the plan to do more on my list forever. I just need to get the pots!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love your pots - they look great! Wish I lived close by so I could go to the sale. I am going to have to try making some of those pots. Thanks so much for sharing.

Susie said...

Maggie, I love those pots. You are so good at making things I want.:):) xoxo,Susie

Annette T. said...

Maggie, the pots are beautiful. I know when I go into Aubergine or Shop Around the Corner with all the ivy and trailing plants, it certainly livens up the vignettes! Here's to a successful day at the sale next week!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

These are adorable!! I don't know how you do all of this with 2 other jobs...super woman!


Lorraine said...

Those look great...I sold all of mine so I'm sure they'll sell too! I want to do images on my next that bird and Paris graphic!

Bliss said...

Still not thinking of pots and plants here.... snow and cold.


karen@somewhatquirky said...

Wow! I love these. They are are really really pretty!

Anne said...

What beautiful pots Maggie! I want to try this method.

auntiejo said...

Very cute! I have concerns, however. I use the transfer method on various things, but wouldn't have thought to use a water-based glue on something that has contact with water, not only from the outside (you used spray protectant), but also from the inside, as terra cotta seeps through. Have you used them at your own home to see if the image (or paint) deteriorates from the moisture and also the sun? It won't cost me much to try it, but I would be afraid to sell them without knowing they will last through at least one season (I have a booth at a mall). Thank you in advance for your comments:)