I’m thrilled to be contributing today, here at Inspiration Café. I love stopping by to see who’s here, where they’re from and what awesome project or recipe is the newest topic.
As I mentioned, I like to experiment, so I was wondering, are strawberry pots out of style? How about strawberry pot BLING? I can’t help it I still love strawberry pots, even if I haven’t ever been able to grow strawberries in them, although I’m not the greenest of thumbs, either. When my mom passed away last year, I inherited some of her things. A plastic strawberry pot was one of them.
This was how she had styled it one day as I was stopping by to visit. God love her!!!
Last summer I added some ground cover to a clay strawberry pot that I had in my yard. It survived the winter and it still needs some work, but it got me to thinking about what else a strawberry pot could hold, other than strawberries.
So I pulled out the plastic one from my mother and decided to spruce up. First I gave it a quick rub with Vaseline, and then a coat of bluish DIY chalk paint. I aged it with a bit of Raw Umber craft paint, and then sanded it down a little to bring out the orange. Why did I choose blue?
I was trying to color co-ordinate with these pretty wire and paper flowers, I suppose.
After the paint had dried, I gathered up some garden bling. Since my strawberry pot will be an indoor one, I included some paper bling, too, but if you're going for an outside pot, any kind of ground cover and garden bling should do.
I sliced up pieces of flower foam, lined the strawberry pot with a couple layers of plastic bags and filled it to the brim with the foam slices. I added a few dabs of hot glue and then tucked in all the plastic.
Next I cut a few pieces of scrapbook paper to match the size of the circles and hot glued the circles down.
I cut a slit through the paper and the plastic on the top section and began to add tall pieces of greenery.
Then I hot glued down some dried moss, added some pieces of trailing type greenery and finally added some glass gems and paper dragonflies.
If you have any strawberry pots tucked away in your shed because you haven’t been able to get strawberries to grow in them like strawberries should, you can always dazzle your strawberry pots with a little bling, any garden bling will do. Thank you, so much to all the girls from Inspiration Café for having me over, what a fun place to hang out!!