Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Garden Starter / Volunteer Gift pot and Tag Tutorial.

Hello Peeps!!
Happy Tuesday!!
All I have to say is thank goodness the sun is out in Michigan!  I have been waiting for spring to get here...forever!  I spent my days off last week hitting all my favorite flower greenhouses!  Now I have a lots of annuals to mix in with my perennials.
My Mother, Mother-in-law, and a few friends love exchanging perennials so today I thought I would show you what I created to put my little starter plants in.
(sorry I tried to take some photos outside...but too sunny...as if!!).
I will be sharing this Tutorial on the RRR Blog today as well.
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Every year when I start planting my annuals, I have all these little plastic pots floating around my gardens, driveway...and yard...LOL.  I always use some of them to put my starter plants (little volunteers that showed up in another area).  I thought I would do a little something different this year.
So maybe you may have one of these floating around your garden??  While you are grabbing one of these, grab the newspaper (there always seems to be a few in our driveway..and we don't get the  paper) that is laying in your driveway.
I used a gloss collage glue (ran out of matte finish) with an old brush and applied it to my pot.  You can see the glue below, as well as a piece of newspaper that I took from the Garden section...lol.
Don't worry about being fancy, just cover up your pot with newspaper (tissue paper, scraps, book sheets, music paper...would all work nicely).
Once you are done with that (I dried mine with my heat it tool), apply a bead of hot glue around the center (refer to photo above) and add the jute trim from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I applied some Ranger's Vintage photo to my piece, then applied another bead of hot glue, and applied the RRR pink crochet lace.  I also punched a hole in the top right, with my crop-o-dile.
Next I cut out 8 pieces of 1.5" of  RRR cream seam binding, folded them in half and glued the ends I know you are thinking she only has 6 in the photo...does she really mean 8?...I started out with 6, then decided 8 would be better.
I used a round vintage circle piece from one of my collage sheets I designed, inked the edges with Vintage Photo, and applied some candi fix it foam pads from RRR.  I glued the ribbon edges under my circle (this is when I decided I wanted 8 pieces..lol).
I used an Ultra fine Metal Tip and the Art Glitter Designer dries clear Glueand applied the #267 Cheeky Pink #193 Martha's Yard and #295 Ensalada art glitters to my circle.  I also made a tag from my Vintage Spring ATC collage sheet.   I made little text boxes that read:  From my garden to yours.
I used a newsprint candi, ivory crochet lace, moss green leaves, mint jute twine and pink bead trim all from Really Reasonable Ribbon on my tag.  The newsprint mini candi..has part of the word garden on it (not planned...too cool).  In addition to the glitter colors above, I used #92 Banana and #337 Challis on my tag.
I tied my tag to my pot, and added my flower.
I will write the name of my flower on the back of my tag.
One last look at the finished piece.
I hope you have a great day, and that if you garden...the weather is great so you can get out and play in the dirt, and maybe make a few of these for your Gardening friends!!

I will be sharing with the following places
Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy
Make it Monday:  Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting!!


  1. Just gorgeous Heather - what a fantastic gift this woudl be!! Wish it was coming into Spring here but we are heading for Winter!!

  2. Wow,Heather this is such a fantastic project....you always inspire! Whomever gets one of these is a very lucky person. We all have those leftover pots and my mind never went there with an idea like this. Enjoy your spring weather.

  3. So lovely! What a wonderful gift!

  4. stunning , awesome idea xx Amelia x

  5. This is gorgeous, you will be the hit of the swaps with these! ~Diane

  6. Great way to pretty up one of those ordinary pots! Super cool!
    BOLB Hugs!

  7. Awesome idea and great tutorial! Thanks, Heather ;D

  8. Fabulous Pot tutorial and tag Heather. Visited from MIM..Faye


Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather