I don't know about you friends, but I am SO ready for Spring! Unfortunately, it'll be another month or so before things start warming up around here, but that doesn't mean I can't have some Spring in my home, right? The flowers in my garden may not be blooming yet, but I can still have some indoors to make things cheerful here in the Artsy House! Here's a fun project Little Crafter and I did to help hurry Spring along, and you can do it too!
POTTED BULBS IN PAINT DRIP PLANTER
- terracotta pot
- acrylic paint, various colors
- Mod Podge
- paint brush
- potted bulbs
STEP 1: Paint entire pot with a base coat of whatever color you want. We chose white so it would be nice and neutral, especially since we wanted to use some springy pastels as our drip colors.
STEP 2: Turn pot upside down and squeeze paint onto the bottom, letting it run down the sides. This was LC's favorite part! Let it dry completely.
STEP 3: Apply a coat of Mod Podge over the entire pot to seal the paint and make it water resistant. Let dry.
When dry, flip your pot right side up. Make sure you've painted down into the pot about 1/4 of the way so that you don't see the original pot color above the soil line.
STEP 4: Transfer your potted bulbs to the finished pot. We got ours from the local grocery store. You can also find them at garden centers and flower shops.
A word to the wise...do your repotting outside. Even if it's only 36 degrees. Because if you try doing it on your dining room table, you'll just end up making a big fat mess. Ask me how I know. Anyway, aren't they gorgeous and cheerful?
They just make me smile when it's gray and cold outside. I'm loving it. And of course, LC wants to show off his handiwork to everyone who comes over!
This project would also make a great Easter or even Mother's Day gift; the flowers are a gift that keeps on giving, and the hand-decorated pot, especially if it's made by a Little Crafter, will be something to treasure!
There are lots of other fun and springy ways to display potted bulbs in your home too; I love this idea I saw on Pinterest where they put tulips in a clear vase with candies...how cute would this be with jelly beans for an Easter centerpiece?!
What about you? Do you have flowers in your home to add some cheer? What's your favorite way to pot them?
Hugs & Glitter,