No winter lasts forever, no Spring skips it’s turn- Hal Borland
Oh Hal, while that is quite witty, it does not explain it’s pokiness.
And, well, we just didn’t get enough snow this year… said no one in Chicago. Ever.
To bring in a spring vibe, I thought I would play around with some clay flower pots I had laying around. I thought it would be fun to somehow to turn them into some kind of container and with left over supplies from other projects. I came up with these cute clay pot treat boxes. They would be really cute for wedding favors, or shower favors. Or even just a cute place to keep special treats for yourself!
I used new, clean, terracotta pots
a mini-grape vine wreath
a vintage earring
First I painted the pot with acrylic paint and let dry.
Then I used my hot glue wood grain stamp to layer the colors to make the faux birch bark.
I rolled first with brown, then grey and then black and then I blended them all with a brush while the paint was still wet.
you can also use this technique shown below of painting on lines in the different colors and blending.
Paint a paper mache egg. I used blue and speckled it with brown.
Once it’s dry and you have the right fit,glue our mini-grapevine wreath over the top of the egg to make it seem like it’s coming out of a nest,
I used tissue paper to fill the flower pot a little higher and keep the candy away from touching any painted areas, even though they are wrapped.I used some of my secret stash of Rolos
because I liked the gold wrapper.
Yes I admit, between our food allergies (corn) and healthy eating, I try to make my family eat mostly organic and corn-syrup free. We try eat 80-90% organic,
but DO NOT mess with my ROLOS, which do not happen to fall into any of those categories and I can eat in secret while the kids are at school or in bed.