There’s nothing more charming than a flower pot overflowing with fragrant herbs…except maybe—> a French-inspired flower pot overflowing with fragrant herbs!
Although my mom has been gone for almost 10 years, I know so many amazing women who I admire as mother’s…this little project would be a perfect way to tell them so.
And you could easily do a bunch of these in smaller sizes to create a functional and pretty kitchen herb garden …
Between The Graphics Fairy and Etsy, you’ll find more French graphics than you could ever use!
Wanna try this easy project?
Here’s What You Need
*Paint (I use Americana Acrylic in White Wash & Celery Green)
*Printed Graphic (I got mine HERE)
I watered down my paint and painted a section at a time starting with the white paint …before the paint soaked into the clay, I quickly wiped off some of it with a damp cloth (I use a baby wipe!).
When the pot looked like I wanted, I took a bit of watered down green paint and added it here and there to look like a soft mossy patina- The baby wipe comes in handy with this step too-just wipe off excess until the flower pot looks just right! Print and cut your graphic…cut it close to the printed area-now place it on your flower pot to make sure it will fit!
Brush the photo transfer medium onto the front of your image & onto the area of your flower pot where the graphic will be…
While the graphic is still wet, place it face down on your flower pot and smooth out wrinkles…press firmly.
With a damp cloth, wipe off excess transfer medium…
Let dry for 8 hours (or overnight!).
Using a sponge, saturate the image and let it sit for 2 – 3 minutes…then start gently rubbing away the paper layers…let it dry- REPEAT process until the paper top coat is gone!
I came back and put a very watered down coat of paint (Americana Acrylic – White Wash) just to soften the deep lavender color in my graphic. Then coated it with Decou-Page Matte Sealer.
(When planting in your pot, you can add a layer of plastic wrap to make certain the paint is in no way absorbed into the porous pot.)
Add a favorite herb and you have a gift that any mom would love!
This does great in a kitchen window…
But I left mine outside for a week with 3 straight days of rain and it held up like a charm!
Do you have a kitchen herb garden? If you do, what’s your favorite herb?
~Have a French-kind of day my friends~
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