Hey friends! Mornin’ to ya!
Can I just say? OUR DISHWASHER BROKE. And my time has been consumed with washing dishes. So.many.dishes. How old do the girls have to be before I can delegate the dishes onto them?
Pretend like I have a witty transition sentence here.
Oh hey! I made a little crafty project to show you. SUPER simple. MINIMAL supplies. DONE in under an hour.
I used a couple doilies from my stash as stencils on the terra cotta pots! I pick up doilies at garage sales whenever I see them… usually for about .25 cents (or so) a pop! You could also use paper doilies for this project if you don’t want to ruin a perfectly good doily.
I turned my terra cotta pot upside down, and wrapped the doily around sort of asymmetrically… covering the bottom half of the pot. I used a clothespin to secure, then lightly misted with spray paint. I did several light coats to prevent drippage. The RustOleum Painter’s Touch spray paint is paint+primer, so I was able to skip the priming step!
I let it dry about 30 minutes before peeling off the doily.
I love how unique each pot is, and the subtle abstract vibe that they give off!
Don’t even ask me what kind of plants those are. I just pick up fun/unique plants whenever I see them, and try desperately to keep them alive. Two out of three of these are still looking fab!
Time for me to get back to the dishes. What are you doing this weekend??
These are really cute! Now only if I could learn to grow plants!
Those terra cotta pots are adorable. The name of your plants are L-R in your picture…Coleus, Snake Plant (or as it is affectionately called “Mother-in-law’s” Tongue) and Moon Valley Pilea. None of these will survive outside in your planting zone during the winter but they will do great indoors year round. Bummer about the dishwasher. How have you been feeling lately? Take care and keep those posts coming. I really enjoy reading what you write and learning from your great projects. Vikki in VA.
Clarification…The plant names are L-R in your LAST picture!
Very impressive…….. gonna try this….
Sorry about the dishwasher, try paper plates lol
Try fishnet stocking rapped around then sprayed…
Laura Daniel says
This is a great idea — but I would probably use the paper ones — I am going to do this great idea soon on some terra cotta pots I have!
What am I doing this weekend? Painting all the doors in the house – and trying to fit in some yard work in the early mornings before the days begin and this West Texas heat drives us inside. 😛
Kathy Epley says
Beth, I was helping dry dishes for my mom, when SHE was the everyday ‘dishwasher’, when I was 3 years old, standing on a chair by the sink. Of course, I wasn’t doing the glass items or heavy pans, but I could help. Also, about the doilies, I saw some painted yellow in a recent magazine, mod-podged on the bottom of a rectangular serving tray, which looked nice, but they may have used craft paint and not spray paint, so there may be a way to use them without tossing them when you are done stenciling.
I love doilies, I fear they may be extinct soon! I will be melting in the Oklahoma heat this weekend.