Thursday, April 14, 2011

a birthday flower pot tutorial

Lucy's grandma is having a birthday this weekend so we thought we'd make her something special. We grabbed a flower pot from the store and a pretty new succulent from the Indianapolis Museum of Art's green house. 

 next grab a few supplies

 i used liquid stitch to tack the bakers string around {it doesn't need to be completely super secured, you'll take care of that later with the mod podge step}

 i cut my bunting flags using 1'' strips of fabric

and then tacked them on with the liquid stitch

 then tape off your pot under the lip and brush on the mod podge

i went around 3 times with the brush

 next i stamped "happy birthday" on a little pennant flag 

and folded it over and attached it to a skewer using more liquid stitch


I think grandma will love it! You could really use it for any reason to celebrate and change out the flags to say "Spring!" or "Happy Easter" or "Happy Mothers Day" you get the idea. 


  1. That turned out super cute Sarah! Now I'm wanting me some succulents which I've never yearned for before! Wonder where else I could find them.

  2. So cute, I just did a flower pot tutorial too!

  3. oh this is so sweet and cute! I really love it!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  4. so sweet! love it. saw you on shabby chic cottage


  5. I absolutely adore this project! I am hosting a Springtime Craft and Project linky party today and I would love it if you would particpate.

    There is a giveaway involved. :)

  6. Oh goodness how could you not love this? It's flowing with sentimentality! I'd really like to have you share this at my VIP party today...

  7. This turned out so cute and I could see using this idea to dress up pots for all different occasions! TFS

  8. This is darling~ I love that sweet little flag you made- how cute!! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  9. So cute, I really love the floral fabric with the pennant that says Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing with us on VIF, hugs Debra

  10. this is a darling idea sarah... i think it would be super cute for a teacher gift!!!