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07 June, 2012

Easy Flower Pot Wreath

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I am really excited about my latest project…maybe my favorite project ever! It’s my flower pot wreath! I am having so much fun with flower pots lately!

044 You might remember my whimsical little flower pot man with his creeping jenny hair! So it should come as no surprise that I decided to make him a wreath to match!

flower pot wreath partsI actually found the inspiration for the wreath at Bees Knees Bungalow. Jeanne’s wonderful photo of a wreath she spotted has been making the rounds at Pinterest! There is no tutorial, so I made up my own version. Here’s what you’ll need: a grapevine wreath, twine, scissors, Spanish moss, some floral foam, an assortment of faux flowers and greenery and terra cotta flower pots in assorted sizes.

pot sizes I got mine at Michaels (with a coupon for 20% off my entire purchase…yaaay!) I bought ten 1 ½ inch pots, five 2 ½ inch and five 3 inch pots.

step oneI started with the five largest pots and spaced them around the wreath, securing them with twine tied tightly on the back with a double knot. I suppose you could use wire, but I like the look of twine.

step two Then I filled in with the next size and then finally with the smallest pots. I tried really hard not to be too symmetrical…not easy for me! lol

step three Next, I carefully flipped it over and cut all the ties on the back to a length that would remain secure but would not show from the front.

stop four Then I cut a piece of the floral foam and fitted it into the five largest pots. This will hold the faux flowers in place.

step fiveI filled in the pots with the flowers and added some greenery and Spanish moss. The flowers I chose are faux Queen Anne’s lace in shades of purple. I like the contrast of the purple with the grey-green plants and the grey Spanish moss.  

flower pot wreath And finally...taaa daaa! I suppose you could use real plants, but they wouldn’t last very long on my sunny front porch. And just a note…it’s heavy, so be sure you hang it securely.

Here's how it looks on my front door! I used a metal over-the-door wreath hanger and attached the wreath with wire. I love it…such a fun and festive welcome for my visitors!

bk Now Baby Kitty wants to know when I am going to make a flower pot kitty! Hmmm…I guess I’ll be searching Pinterest for my next inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my flower pot wreath ! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)

Jennifer at Jennifer Rizzo for My Favorite Project Party
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Anita at Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up on Tuesdays

Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Swing into Spring

Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays

Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

See you next time! A la prochaine!
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53 comments:

  1. Very pretty, Debbie! I wondered how you were going to attach the pots. I figured glue wouldn't be strong enough. Clever using the twine. Love the flowers you chose. I'm into purple and lavendar shades this year myself.

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  2. I have a feeling YOUR WREATH will be the subject of many "PINS" today! beautiful. thanks for the tutorial as always!

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  3. Hi Debbie,
    How adorable! I love flower pots and you have used them in such a cute way. Love it! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  4. Debbie, Your wreath is just lovely.

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  5. Love it! It turned out really nice!

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  6. Nice work, Debbie! You and your staff have been busy!

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  7. Love the wreath. It's really so lovely!

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  8. Hi Debbie, I can see myself making this flower pot wreath, and the flower pot man. I love both. I'll be going to the garden center this weekend for pot.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  9. This one is fabulous.....they must love you at Michaels...have you invested in their stock yet?,....You keep them in business...

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  10. Very nice, Debbie! Love the color contrasts as well! A smaller version of this would look great on the front door of my Casa! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. It is fantastic....I love it! Maybe when I get done with wedding plans I will have time to make one for ME!!

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  12. So cute, I love the idea. Very creative and clever. Hugs, Marty

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  13. You are so very clever, what a beautiful wreath. I fell a trip to Michaels coming up tomorrow...

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  14. Thanks for showing us your wreath. I really love it! Hugs, Linda

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  15. That is so darn cute. "Hi,Baby Kitty"

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  16. Love it!! Very clever, and pretty. I agree the perfect welcome for your visitors!!
    xo Kathysue

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  17. A flower pot wreath...how clever! What a beautiful way to show off your favorite flowers, whether real or faux...I think I will be trying this one!

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  18. how clever...and very unique!

    love that baby kitty! ha.

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  19. So, so clever & beautiful!!!!
    Baby Kitty is such a HOOT!!
    ♥'s
    Sherry

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  20. Hi Debbie, I am a first time visitor to your blog. I came by the way of Debra at Common Ground. I really like your flower pot wreath. It is unique and will make your guest feel at home as they enter the front door. Have a great day. A Missouri Friend.

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  21. Hi Debbie, You are so clever to be able to whip this up. It is beautiful and so unique and welcoming. Linda

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  22. Oh.my.goodness! That might be one of my favs, too! The colors are just perfect together - and you made it look so easy. Love it! Also, congrats for being spotlighted on "Common Ground" blog. I forgot how MANY, MANY fabulous projects you have created....and she didn't even show them all - Double Wow! Linda

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  23. Thankd for the nod Debbie. Your pot is great!! HAHAHAA. The wreath is fabulous. I must REALLY GET TO making my own. Thanks for the inspiration - right back at cha!
    xo Jeanne
    bees kneees bungalow.

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  24. Very clever, but you always do have clever projects. BTW, I know you used to be a French teacher. I studied Spanish not French (parents' choice, not mine) and now would love to learn some French. I've been to France before and listened to some tapes (back in the day) before the trip, but want to learn some more before a trip next year. Any suggestions on the best way to learn (that I can do at home)? I tried an audiobook, but I find that I need to see the words, not just hear them to learn.

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  25. Your wreath is beautiful, but I love the flower pot man...was thinking of making one of the little guys myself! I came over from Common Ground and glad I did! What a lovely blog you have. xo wendy

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  26. I love this! I was curious as to how you'd attach the pots -- so clever! Pinning this!

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  27. Debbie,
    This potted wreath is stunning on your front door!!! Your tutorial makes it appear "doable" even to one like me! Thanks for sharing this wonderful inspirational wreath!
    Fondly,
    pat
    P.S. And scratch that hansome Baby Kitty's ears...just for me!

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  28. Debbie, I love the wreath! Thanks for sharing your project at the OHP.

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  29. Hi! I really really adore your wreath! I would LOVE if you could share this at link party I am having right now :)

    Have a wonderful day!

    Myric

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  30. I LOVE it! Great choice of flower colors and I like your mix of pot sizes. I'll bet lots of us will be copying this one, too. :)

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  31. OMG, I think this project is my favorite too. This turned out so adorable! Thanks so much for giving the exact sizes of the pots. That makes it easy to duplicate. This would look great on my climing rose trelis or on my patio mirrors.

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  32. I have been wanting to make one of these too...ever since I saw one on Pinterest. Thanks for showing us all of the details, you have really inspired me. It turned out fabulously!

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  33. Okay- you're cat and my cat could be twins! Although Jasmine is about 11 years old. I love the wreath-- it's such a unique spin on the regular wreath... and it's perfect for summer! I hope you'll stop by sometime.
    -Melissa

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  34. Excuse me while I fall KNEE DEEP IN LOVE with this wreath. I just love it to pieces. You are sooo smart.

    O, and good luck on winning a numbers sign that would look AWESOME beside this wreath. :)))

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  35. Lovely and so perfectly Summer! Your directions make it look very simple to do with a few supplies and some fun time. Great idea!

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  36. Debbie, you know I admire all your creative endeavors, but have to admit that this one really is spectacular. I love the look of this wreath. Thanks for the step by step of how you made this. It's a pipe dream that I'd ever actually get around to making one of these for myself, but it was fun to see how you did this. Thanks!

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  37. I love it! Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  38. Woohoo! This is fabulous! I already shared it on my fb page. Thanks for linking to Cowgirl Up!
    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crafty-Texas-Girls/140299076008437

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  39. I LOVE that flower pot wreath! Thank you so much for sharing it... I'd love to make one for my husband mom who lives in an assisted living facility...I know it will cheer her up!
    Blessings!
    Geneva

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  40. Your wreath came out GREAT!!!! Good tutorial too. I ahve made very similiar wreaths, in fact the one on my door right now has pots on it:) Be sure to link this to Yvonne's new linky party!!!! XO, Pinky

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  41. This wreath looks awesome - I might just try making one myself. How did you make sure that the foam doesn't fall out of the pots?

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  42. did you have to drill a hole in the pots,or did you just tie them on??
    The look is fantastic and I am thinking on doing something similar, love it!
    Come for a visit...
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  43. This turned out great! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  44. That is just so very cool! And excellent tutorial! Really, really well done!

    :)

    Linda

    Oh, and I'm pinning ...

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  45. I adore your wreath!
    Just lovely - I am going to have to try that one myself!
    I would love if you came by my party to link this up - the party is happening now!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  46. Love the way it turned out, such a fun idea! Would love to have one of these on my door!!

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  47. This wreath is so stinkin cute! I would love you to share it on my linky party!
    http://www.igottatrythat.com/p/blog-hop-linky-colde.html
    Thanks,
    Marcie @ www.IGottaTryThat.com

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  48. Oh it is adorable!! I love the way you made it, I agree, twine is much better than wire. :)
    I posted a wreath tutorial on my blog this morning...very different from yours, just in case you are interested. :)
    Saw you linked on One More Time's blog.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie

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