April 8, 2013

DIY Flower Pot Wreath


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Last month's feature series was all about baking macarons and, after so many recipes, I nearly forgot that I also share crafts here on Tried & Twisted. It was my ambition to have a grand craft ready to share with you all today.

But as is often the case here on T&T, expectations don't always work according to plan. Some technical difficulties arose after dropping my camera in batter. Oh, the troubles of a food blogger! My latest craft is now locked in limbo, like jpegs in purgatory.

Wait, don't leave yet! I have a volunteer from the audience. Today's craft comes from Faye, my Momma and crafting sensei. She just finished a new wreath for her front door which is perfect for springtime and surprisingly easy. Let's take a look!

DIY Flower Pot Wreath | Featured on Tried & Twisted

Supplies:
Plywood (1/4 inch thick and about 18 inch diameter)
Wire, thick gauge
Hot glue and hot glue gun
Green moss
Fake plants or flowers
Styrofoam
Terra-cotta pots (12 - 14)
Paint or burlap (optional)

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Cut a circle about one inch wide out of plywood to make an 18-inch wide circle.

Paint the plywood a neutral color or cover the plywood with a material like burlap to help it blend into the background. This step is optional. If the wood is pretty enough, you may prefer that it remain visible. In the photo, she used florist tape for this particular wreath which didn't play well with hot glue, so she would not recommend florist tape. Lesson learned!

Loop the wire around the wooden circle and glue secure at spaced intervals. Some loops lay flat and others loop outward for a 3-D effect.

Glue pots into place, arranging them around the loops however you like.

Glue green moss into place between the pots. You can use tacky glue if you're worried about burning your fingers.

Cut little cylinders out of styrofoam. Glue the bottom of the styrofoam inside each pot that is facing upright and that you intend to fill with flowers. Some pots facing downward look better empty and you will not have to fight gravity or risk styrofoam landing on your floor.

DIY Flower Pot Wreath | Featured on Tried & Twisted

Glue moss on top of styrofoam to conceal it. Hot glue or tacky glue are both options. Press succulents into the foam and glue more moss around the plants if you desire.

Hang the wreath by wrapping a ribbon or string through one of the loops at the top of the wreath.

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Thanks for stopping by! I promise to free my photos from their entrapment in the memory card cell before my next post.

Feel free to contact me if you are interested in guest blogging or sharing a craft or recipe on my blog.

Linking at:
Home Stories A to Z, The Dedicated House, Craft-O-Maniac, Monday Funday, I Gotta Try That, Watch Out Martha, Give Me the Goods Monday, The Pin Junkie, Fluster Creative Muster,  Shabby Creek Cottage,  Show-licious Craft Showcase,  Natasha in Oz, The Pin Junkie, Nifty Thrifty, QuintonWench DIY Monthly Crafting Showcase, Tatertots & Jello Weekend Wrap Up Party, Tuesdays at Our Home, Mums Make Lists, Summertime Categorically Crafting, Summer Spruce-Up Planter Link Party

29 comments:

  1. how adorable is that?! So cute!!!

    Thanks so much for visiting & leaving your sweet comment. Have a great week!

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  2. I saw this on the Fluster Buster link party, such an adorable idea. Think I might make this for the front door. It really matching my garden cottage house. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Kristy O @ 3peppers-recipes.com

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    1. Best of luck with your wreath! I'd love to hear how it turns out.

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  3. As a retired teacher I thought I had heard every excuse in the book for not completing an assignment, but my camera is in jpeg purgatory after falling into batter is totally unique! Great guest host and a very creative use of the pots. It would look great on a garden shed.

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    1. Ha! Getting out of homework definitely would not be worth the cost of repair for the camera. Kids, don't try this at home!
      Thanks for stopping by, Donna.
      Sara

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  4. What a fun wreath! I love the clay pot look!

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  5. That is adorable!! I would love for you to link up at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase.

    Just follow this link.....http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/04/saturday-show-licious-craft-showcase-27.html.

    Marti

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    1. Thank you so much for the invite, Marti! I'll stop by today!

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  6. This is si clever and perfect for spring! Thank you for sharing at Monday Funday! Have a great Saturday! Bonnie @ Uncommon Designs

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a great weekend too!
      Sara

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  7. This is really clever and fun! and a great tutorial!-
    I'm imagining adapting it for different seasons! :)

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    1. Great point! I can picture it holding daisies, ferns, sea shells, whatever you like!

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  8. Thanks for sharing this great tutorial at Say G'Day Saturday. I will be featuring it this weekend.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Thank you so much for featuring me! Your parties are always inspiring when I can join!
      Sara

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  9. This is such a fantastic idea! Thank you for sharing this! I found you at the Say G'Day Saturday party! I am now following you on G+ and your blog!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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    1. Thank you! I'm your new G+ follower too.
      Sara

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  10. Thanks for coming to link up at the DIY Showcase! I love this tutorial! I think I am going to have to try this myself!

    Jennifer @ PinkWhen.com

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    1. I'd love to hear how it turns out for you. Thank you for stopping by, Jennifer!

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  11. This is such an awesome project! Definitely filing it away to make someday! :)

    ~Kelly
    www.leafynotbeefy.com

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    1. Have fun making your own wreath! Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. What a cute idea! Last time we were at Menard’s there were some cute brightly colored terracotta pots for sale. I loved them but had no idea how to use them. This is a great idea!

    Manda @ Our Wolf Den

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