- Ribbonwood Cottage
- About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.
January 19, 2010
Make-Shabby Valentine Pots
Welcome to my little farmhouse! I'm in decorating mode...like most of you probably are. I am working on Valentines for all my sweeties...college age kids...but they still like to receive chocolate...hahaha...and usually a small gift card in a sweet Valentine card. I wanted to do something a little shabby...with a Valentine flavor to it.So here I took some terra cotta pots and painted them white with craft paint that was white! They dried very quickly. Next I found some free vintage Valentine cards on line and printed them off onto cardstock. I usually go to Google Images:
And type in:
FREE VINTAGE IMAGES, VALENTINES
FREE VINTAGE IMAGES, ROSES
(Very thrifty decorating.)
These would be an easy and inexpensive way to decorate for a baby shower, wedding shower, birthday party...etc. Fill with candies, small gifts, pencils, little tablets, pkgs. of gum, shower gel, hand cream, lip balm....
I find what I like and print it off onto white or beige cardstock.
Next I had to cut the images smaller...they were a little bigger than what I wanted.
I then decoupaged the images onto the pots...I watered down my white paint quite a bit and painted over some of the images because they were too bright.
I decoupaged the Valentine images onto the front and then a regular image on the back side so that after Valentine's day I could turn them around and use them.
Next I filled them with silk flowers which I happen to love.
Thank you so much for coming by and visiting! Have a blessed day.
Playing along with http://www.theshabbychiccottage.net/
Also with Leigh @ http://lbratina.blogspot.com/
What a great blog it is. And the ideas are over the top wonderful!