I wanted to join Funky Junk Interiors Pot Party. Ummm, I mean Clay Pot Party. The only pots I could find that didn’t have left over dirt in them were these small ones. What the heck can I do with these? Then I had a great idea. Let’s see what I can do when I add a bird and a nest to the mix.
First, I primed and then painted everything with a creamy white. I’m painting in the garage because it’s raining again. I wonder if it will ever get above 70 degrees here this year.
Then I thinned out the burnt umber paint with water and brushed it on everything. Let it set for a few minutes then wipe it off with a paper towel. I used a lite hand wiping it off, especially on the pots.
Here’s a before and after example.
After I stained the bird, I added another layer to the pots and dabbed it off this time instead of wiping. The bird kept more of the stain because of all the grooves. I think the pots look better now.
Here they are by the front door, on the tall candlestick holders.
I turned the one pot upside down and glued the bird on top.
I added some moss to the other pot then glued the nest on top of that.
Aren’t they cute? I’m happy with how they turned out. Maybe now I’ll make a bigger one for the front porch.
I’m linking to:
Look At Me Party at Fun to Craft
Creative Cats at Poppies at Play
Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello
Crafty Day at Along For The Ride
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming
DIY Project Parade at The DIY Showoff
Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative
Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do
Making The World Cuter Monday at Making The World Cuter
Market Yourself Monday at Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
Tutorial Tuesday at Hope Studios
Get Your Craft On at Today’s Creative Blog
Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design
I Made It Without My Hubby at Shanty 2 Chic