What do you do when you can’t get to sleep, or wake up in the middle of the night? Me? I start thinking about crafting. I may start by thinking of some stamp sets I haven’t used for a while. Or I may have a particular technique I want to try. I’ve found this helps me get back to sleep and if not, it’s better than counting sheep or thinking about my tax return. Last night as I drifted back off to sleep I was thinking that I needed something for today’s blog. When I woke up this morning, planted in my brain, was an idea for a spring daisy pot.
I started by grabbing a square metal mesh pot that I use to store my Stampin’ Spritzers. Instead of washing them out every time, I keep the spritzers filled with a mixture of alcohol and ink refills, so inevitably I have quite a few of them. This particular square pot holds 16 Stampin’ Spritzers.
I began by measuring the height of the pot and cut some Whisper White Card to fit up to the underside of the rim. My pot was about 11-3/4″ around so I was able to use one piece cut from a 12″ x 12″ sheet of Whisper White.
Once I’d double checked that the card fitted around the pot with a 1/4″ overlap I pulled out the Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. With spring grass in mind, I chose the Lemon Lime Twist pieces to cover the card base wrap.
I cut two pieces the same height as the Whisper White Card and used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix them onto the card. Then I set it aside to make sure that it was completely dry before finishing that part of the project.
As this was a spring daisy pot I obviously needed to make my flower using the Daisy Delight Stamp Set.
First I used Smoky Slate ink to stamp the large daisy image twice onto Whisper White Card. Then I punched them out using the coordinating Daisy Punch.
Next I stamped the flower centre onto Whisper White Card with Daffodil Delight ink. Then this was punched out using a 3/4″ Circle Punch.
Now I was ready to put everything together.
I wrapped the gingham covered card around the pot and where it overlapped I secured the card to itself using Tear & Tape Adhesive. Then, with more Tear & Tape I attached some Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon around the top and bottom edges.
Finally I used liquid glue to attach the first daisy piece to the front of the pot with liquid glue on all the petals. Then I attached the second daisy with liquid glue just behind the centre leaving this top layer of petals loose. Finally I finished off the daisy pot by adding the flower centre using a little more liquid glue.
I’ve been using these square mesh pots in my craft studio for years and never thought of covering them before. By fixing the end of the card to itself I can actually just slide the wrap off and replace it with a different design to suit my mood or the occasion. Of course I do have 3 more of these pots to cover first. So now the question is do I make them all the same, or do something different on each one?