Flower pots & subway art!

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So our June craft classes were all about flower pots! And as a bonus (with July 4th approaching) we made cute subway art plaques to celebrate AMERICA! It was neat to see a couple different ways to use flower pots other than for planting the typical plant or flower.
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Just love how this looks at night!
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We used basic terra cotta pots and painted them….some added chalkboard paint so they could write on them…some added polka dots! Look at what everyone came up with!

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Lots of colors and designs.

For the Subway art, I purchased a couple layouts from Etsy. If you hurry, you can get your own and make something cute too! Here are the etsy links:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/101614150/july-or-patriotic-subway-art-printable?ref=shop_home_feat_2

https://www.etsy.com/listing/124074078/patriotic-medley-subway-art-printable?ref=shop_home_active_22&ga_search_query=subway%2Bart

The subway art links are available for digital download. You can print on paper and frame or display however you like. I printed them on vellum and then we mod podged them on wooden plaques. First the ladies sanded and painted stripes or chevron* patterns on the wood and let them dry. (be sure to let them dry completely!) Then if you want that weatherd/old look you can sand a little of the paint off. Apply mod podge to plaque and front and back of vellum and try to place on plaque and get bubbles out. This can be tricky. 🙂 Once that dries you have a cute handcrafted piece to hang or display for the holiday!

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(*Want to create chevron with ease? Try the Chevron Frog pattern tape!!! Look at your local craft or hardware store, or order here at Amazon!) http://www.amazon.com/FrogTape-282549-Painting-Chevron-Design/dp/B00EUTMDQ6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404146319&sr=8-1&keywords=frog+tape+chevron

As these goodies went home, they found special spots…I love it when the ladies send me pics of their crafts at home. Here are a couple…

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And there is still plenty of summer left to gift something special in a pot! (think birthdays, secret sister, graduation…)
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Here’s to endless days of Summer and a Happy 4th of July! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

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