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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas Peat Pots

Like so many of you, I have fallen in love with peat pots!  I purchased a bunch earlier this summer, fully intending to create something fun with them, but never got around to it til now!  So today I thought I'd share with you one of my glittery Christmas pots!  I was really inspired by Becky over at Time Washed. She turns peat pots into the most amazing creations!  So here is my take on it!

I first gave the pot a white washed treatment.  You can't tell by the photos, but I added a generous dose of glitter to the paint, so that the pot glistens in the light!  I also was inspired by the tutorial that Becky did awhile back, on how to bleach bottle brush trees.  I went out and bought a big bag at Michael's, and after bleaching the trees, I then glittered and flocked a bunch of them.  For this cute little tree (which I am in love with, by the way!), I used a pale aqua flocking powder, by Martha Stewart.

I've had the most fun creating these little pots!  I've made quite a few of them so far, that I'm going to give as little Christmas gifts!  (And I am keeping one for myself for sure!)
The handles were fashioned from iridescent pipe cleaners, and I added a mini pale aqua pom pom trim to the rim (don't you just love pom poms?!)
An adorable little German glass glitter bird, a glittered little white star (which started out gold, I'm a big believer in using what you've already got on hand!), and some glittery white little tree branches were added.
You know how much I love bling, so I thought this pretty rhinestone brad was the perfect accent to the sheer white ribbon bow.
I also added this lovely angel print (compliments of the Graphics Fairy), that I mounted on heavy cardstock.  Oh, and I glittered that, too, of course!
I tucked in some shredded vintage sheet music, and viola!
My version of a Christmas peat pot!
Gotta go and get busy making some more!
I'm linking up with Becky over at Time Washed for Blissful Whites Wednesday.
And Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday.
Be sure to visit for tons of inspiration!

Happy Thanksgiving!


The Bear's Blog said...

Very sweet.


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Donna, it just looks beautiful, all jeweled up!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Beautiful! Love the bling.

Debby said...

So cute. I love the little pots but love the little things inside as well. It would be fun to receive those as a gift.

Susie said...

What an adorable little pot full of pretties. You make me want to make some too. I love bottle brush trees. :):) Happy thanksgiving to you and yours. xoxo, Susie

Catherine said...

Okay, this is getting a little eery. Remember the cherubs and the sheet music? Well, the other day I was in our shop doing some painting. I needed to get the piece up off the ground and while looking around for something I wouldn't mind getting paint on, I came across my package of little peat pots. Well, they worked great but, they got white paint all over them. So, I said to myself ... 'Self, those would be super cute decorated.' And then, I got on here and saw yours. Seriously? Were we separated at birth or something? Anyway, your's turned out so great that I'm inspired.

Tete said...

I love peat pots and have a stash of them in the shed. Haven't done any in awhile, but waiting to see what happens with these crazy drs before I drag things out and get started in on some winter time projects.
Your's came out wonderful, except for the glitter part.
Super cute and I love pom poms, too!
Happy Thanksgiving!

BECKY said...

Just love it, Donna! Especially that little aqua tree! Too too cute!
And the pom pom fringe is just adorable!! All the right details, gal!! Thanks for the shout out! And for linking up to BWW!!!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving, Donna!

NanaDiana said...

Donna, Those are very, very cute. I love the glitz in them. It's too bad the glitter doesn't show up on the pot pictures. I know you can see it in real life. GREAT JOB!!! xo Diana

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, Oh I just love your darling peat pot creations for Christmas. All the details you added are perfect and they just feel so wintry and holiday.
Of course I love the glitter too and that sweet little bird tucked inside is too cute. Oh and I love the pompom fringe.
These are way cute and so inspiring.
Thank you for stopping by. I did not have my White Wed. post up yet, but I do now. Best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Hugs, CM

Karen said...

It's very pretty. I love the way you've filled it.

Musings from Kim K. said...

I can't get enough peat pots to decorate. The best part is seeing all the lovely fillings.

Have a glittery Thanksgiving!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

That is just lovely, Donna! I love peat pot projects and anything with bottle brush trees...perfect!

Okio B Designs said...

So pretty! I really love the little pom poms!


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Donna,
These little peat pots are so cute.
I love the glittered bottle tree. I'm going to go look for some of that MS glitter.
Love how you filled it up with sparklies. Very pretty.


Plumfield House Gardens said...

Adorable!!! You did a beautiful jpob on these!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

What a beautiful peat pot basket, Donna. I love the glitter bird in particular! So nice to hear from you over at my blog, and glad you liked my little bird on my spiced nuts hostess gift! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

You've definitely inspired me, these are so cute!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Ivy and Elephants said...

So adorable! I love everything sparkly. Great blog.
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