Happy Friday! We made it through another work week. High five! Go team.
On Monday, I mentioned that I am hosting a Pinterest party on Sunday at the Davenport Michaels. I'll be crafting there from 1-4pm. You should join me. If you're not local, you can join another fabulous Hometalk blogger near you. It's a great group of bloggers so be sure to check out the list!
We have all been sharing our projects with each other, answering questions, etc. It's been a bit intimidating. There is talk of business cards and all day photo shoots. I'm all like "What's a business card? What's a blog?" while everyone else is whipping up 27 projects with perfectly styled photos. Eh. I'll stick with Michelle good at crafting. Craft with Michelle.
Sooo, I felt a little pressure to whip up another craft. I've been wanting to try my hand at painting terra cotta pots with stencils. My stenciling on pot #1 didn't turn out bad but it's also not great. Luckily I was originally aiming for a distressed/aged/imperfect look. Sand paper will made the blurred lines look intentional. I will be working on more of these babies on Sunday.
Here's what you'll need to join me for stenciled terra cotta herb pots.
- Terra cotta pots (mind blown)
- Chalkpaint (or any color you'd like)
- White paint (or whatever color you'd like to paint your pot)
- Stencils (I used a label stencil and some herb stencils. All reusable.)
- Paint brushes
- Sand paper (for a distressed pot)
Start by painting your pot whatever color you'd like. I chose white because I'm boring.
Let it dry and then rough it up with some sand paper if you're going for the aged look.
Paint inside the stencil with chalk paint. I used chalk paint so I can write which herb I am planting in here. Because that's what bloggers do. I mean, mint and chives look nothing alike but it's always good to have them labeled. Once this pot dries, I will write "fake Ikea plant".
Next I added my herb themed stencils along the top of the pot and also painted them.
Remove the stencils and enjoy your rustic, chippy-ish herb pot.
So, Sunday. Be there. Micheals that is. 1-4pm. Right during nap time. That's how dedicated I am to crafting.
Looking for more project inspiration? Here's a list of all of the projects the Hometalk bloggers will tackle on Sunday! Happy weekend!