Monday, January 05, 2015

Custom Organization Pots by Sandi Genovese


(this is not my project tutorial, but Sandi Genovese's) Click on above link if you would prefer to read her blog.

1. Paint a garden pot with a colorful, fast drying acrylic paint around the outside perimeter of the pot. Let dry and apply a second coat

2. Cut the letter “O” or number zero from paper to create a template for the pot label. Transfer the number or letter to self-adhesive vinyl. Tip: Substitute self-adhesive shelf paper if it is cheaper or easier to find.

3. Trim off the top of the template in order to accommodate the lip of the pot.

4. Remove the back from the vinyl letter and stick the stencil onto the painted pot. Be sure it is firmly in place all along the interior oval, then paint inside the oval with chalkboard paint.

5. Allow the paint to dry overnight, then condition the chalkboard label by rubbing the side of the chalk over the surface of the painted oval. Wipe off with a rag and label each pot with chalk. Tip: Conditioning the chalkboard surface prevents the label from “memorizing” the firstimage you write on it. Once the chalkboard surface has been conditioned you can write, erase and re-write as much as you want without leaving any permanent imprint on the chalkboard surface.


Supplies you’ll need for this project:
  • Clay pot
  • Acrylic craft paint – Hobby Lobby
  • Letter “O or Number “O”
  • Self-adhesive vinyl
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Chalk
For those interested here is the pdf that I just created:

Custom Organization Pots.

Thank you for visiting with me today, and hope your day is full happy crafting.

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