These will make great gifts for the holidays and year-round gifts especially with a pretty lavender plant.
Here’s the photo of the herb pot that inspired my project. It’s from Torie Jayne’s blog. Isn’t it gorgeous? She purchased these herb pots and I fell in love with them when I saw them.
- To replicate the herb pot, I started with an old ceramic pot that had seen better days. I washed it and repaired a few chips with crafters clay.
- To make the medallion, I used Martha Stewart Crafters Clay and shaped the pieces into round medallions. I tested out a variety of imprints using brooches and other jewelry. When the medallion is about halfway dry – gently press it against the pot so it takes on the curved shape of the pot. Set aside to dry.
- While the clay medallions are drying, paint your pot. I chose Martha Stewart craft paint in Surf.
- I wanted the rim to look like the original inspirational pot so I mixed white craft paint with a tiny bit of black chalkboard paint. I dabbed the paint on rather than using brush strokes to resemble the clay like texture.
The jewelry I used to make the medallion imprints were all from the Styled by Tori Spelling craft jewelry I posted about earlier year. Note: the clay medallion is painted with Martha Stewart metallic craft paint in Silver.
But before I make gifts, I need to make a few more for myself. I’m envisioning a several of these lined up in my kitchen window.
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