Sunday, February 24, 2019

Tiny Spring Pots

Hi!  Mercy here and spring is (somewhat) in the air.  With trying to keep ahead of the seasons, and in this case, spring ahead of spring with making some decorative flower pots to brighten your home (both indoors and out).  Mini pots from the Dollar Tree were used in this example that came in a set of three, but any earthenware, standard flower pot can be used.  As an added bonus, the decorative pots do not have to have dirt and living plants in them to use, but can be used as storage for other items or just decorative element in a room or in a garden.

Heart & Geometric Stamps
Flower Flourish
Flower Filled with Butterflies
Mini Blank Flower Pots
Black Archival Ink
Markers in varying shades of red (pink to red), orange, yellow, purple and green
Stickles (glitter glue)


1. Wipe clean the outside surface of your clay pot with a wet wipe or clean damped with water cloth.  Make sure all dust, dirt an clay particles are clear from the stamping surface.

2. Attach small heart stamp from Hearty Doodles set to a block and using black archival ink, stamp the heart across the belly in intersecting positions.  Once that is complete, clean off small stamp and use Distress Festive Berries and stamp a mall heart border across the lip section.  Allow the hearts to overlap.  Then, take the larger heart from the same Hearty Doodle sheet and impress across the black stamped hearts with Festive Berries.  Once you are happy with the overall stamped surface, start coloring in the hearts using your markers.  

2. Allow to dry.  Move on to the next pot using the same concepts as the first, but with different stamps.  In this example, the Flourish Flower was used on the belly of the pot, overlapping slightly, with black archival ink and the leaf stamp was used on the top lip area as a border.  Everything was hand colored with markers. 

 3. Since this was a pack of three, another set of BPM stamps were used (this time the butterfly, flower silhouette, distorted circle filter and geometric shapes) to enhance the outside of the pot.  Archival black ink again was used.  The smaller stamps work great on the stamping blocks, but the larger stamps were not mounted to the block as I wrapped the stamp around the curved surface carefully. The porous surface took on the ink beautifully.

4. The last steps on these pots were mostly just adding more color from my markers.  On the heart pot, a dark purple Tombo pen was used to fill in most of the background.  On the flower/butterfly one, I just darkened the background of the lip in a dark red and stamped over it with black archival ink.  To add a bit of sparkle bling and dimension, Stickles were used as dots or coloring some of the hearts.

Note that I used a lot of watercolor and non-permanent colors because they were in my stash of tools.  If you wanted a more permanent color, use your permanent markers and inks more.  You can also spray sealant across the finished pot if you want to make the decorations last longer.

Hopefully these fun pots bring a little spring into your life and hearts!  Happy Stamping!

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  1. These are really sweet Mercy. I love practical art. What a lovely idea to stamp on the pots. A lovely project. Hugz

  2. Wow Mercy!! What a fabulous idea! I love your creativity!


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