Mother's Day Photo Pot
This project had multiple steps and required drying time between steps, but still proved to be pretty easy and fun.
Step 2- Clean and dry your pot. You want to make sure there is no dirt or dust on your pot before painting it. I chose to use a multi-purpose spray paint, but you could also use a multiple-purpose craft paint. I don't work with spray paint often, so it was a bit tricky at first, but I got down the hand movements and consistency of spraying down just after a few minutes. I sprayed my pot with 2 coats. More to cover up some areas that had splotching then anything. I broke down a diaper box and sprayed my pot on the box in the back yard. No mess and just threw the box away afterwards.
Step 3- Once the pot was dry, I cut out my pictures and began pasting to the pot. I used black and white printer paper copies from my home computer. I imagine you could also print color prints as well. Photos were adhered with Modge Podge . Once all photos had been glued to the pot. I then painted the photos with 2 layers of Modge Podge as well and let dry over night.
Step 4- Once pot pictures were completely dry; I sprayed a coat of Triple Threat Brilliant Gloss Glaze. This is used a protective coat and to take away any stickiness the modge podge may have left.
Step 5- Next I added a splash of color with ribbon. I simply tied the ribbon into a bow on the rim of the pot. I did not glue the ribbon. I thought it best not to glue it so my MIL had the option of changing it seasonally if she wanted.
Step 6- My final step was to add my flower/plant. I originally set out to buy Tulips. The assortment of Tulips at Fresh Market that day was not impressive, so I ended up with the pink Begonias, which I love!
So there you have it. I would rate this project a 7 on a scale of 10 as far as skill/patience level. Well worth the time and effort though. I plan on making one of these for my mother soon. I chose to make her a different photo project for Mother's Day, which I will post shortly.