Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Baby Gift Flower Pot

I saw this idea years ago at a local craft store; back when decorating terra cotta flower pots was the rage. It’s become one of my standard baby gift items. It’s so easy to do and can be customized to commemorate any event. They would be cute centerpieces at a graduation, wedding, anniversary, etc. My first creations were a bit more primitive as I hand wrote the info on paper or free handed painting the name and stats with a paintbrush. I’ve moved on to using the computer and simply type up what I want and print it out, along with several digital photos. I recommend printing on basic copy lightweight copy paper as anything with a thickness may be difficult to adhere to the curved surface.

Simply paint your base coat and any designs (I’ve added clouds, squiggles or other random decorations), then figure out your layout of photos around the pot. I use basic Modge Podge (I prefer glossy) to adhere the pieces. Once everything is in place, you can add embellishments (stickers work great as do adhesive rhinestones). When everything is in place, cover the entire pot with 2-3 coats of Modge Podge. You’ll need to be careful with the photos and just dab the layers. When the paper gets wet, the colors might run a bit.

Once everything is dry, you can fill the flower pot with small gift items to complete the gift. If you are using it as a centerpiece, fill with whatever you’d like. The recipient of this gift keeps the flower pot in her daughters room and brings it out for a centerpiece every year at the birthday party (Hannah has a big sister who already received a custom pot). I love giving personalized gifts and these are so fun to make.

Bling: I added lots of rhinestone bling accents.
I was inspired by my childhood friend Michelle to create this gift for her beautiful daughter. Using Michelle’s favorite color (and mine) purple was double inspiration.

My Creation
I used a lighter to 'singe' the edges of the quote and stats panel.
Ins and Outs ~ Baby Gift Flower Pot
Stamps: None
Paper: Standard Printer Paper
Ink: Laser Printer
Accessories: Misc Bling, Modge Podge, Craft Paint, Lighter


  1. Gorgeous creation Cat !! you do have the most wonderful gift ideas !! this is adorable,, sooo cute ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  2. How creative Cat!!!! Lovely!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at By The Cute & Girly. Have fun with our 2nd anniversary blog hop and good luck!

    Tammy xx

    If you haven’t seen it yet, I have some candy up for grabs at Creations LaDiva :)!

  3. This is so cute! I love that color purple and adore that bling. Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  4. So sweet, what a great idea! They'll be so glad to get this cute gift. Thanks so much for playing with us at The Beary Scrap, we really appreciate you! Hope to see you next challenge.

    The Beary Scrap DT

  5. What a lovely gift idea! Thanks for joining us on our anniversary blog hop at By The Cute And Girly.

    ** Kate **


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