Add some color to your life. Diane Flowers shows us how to make these bright hot pink flower pots. They'll make a great decoration for your home or a special occasion such as a baby shower or wedding shower.
- STYROFOAM™Brand Foam:
- 5" ball, one; 4" balls, two
- Terra cotta pots: 4" and 5", one each
- 4" skewers or wooden picks, two
- Bright pink roses, 50 2"
- Acrylic paints: white, fuchsia pearl, leaf green, metallic gold
- Clear sealer
- Sea sponge
- Floral shears
- Serrated knife and old candle
- Paint brushes: 2" and small flat
- Measuring tape or ruler
- Blue painters tape (optional)
- Felt furniture protectors, adhesive backed (optional)
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Paint both pots white; let dry.
- Paint 4" pot and both foam balls fuchsia pearl. Paint 5" pot leaf green. Let dry.
- Measure around the top rim of each pot and mark four, evenly spaced 1" wide stripes. Mark vertical stripes with blue painters tape (optional; stripes can also be painted freehand).
- Paint the stripes on each pot using alternating colors. For the 4" pot, paint the stripes in leaf green; for the 5" pot, paint the stripes in fuchsia pearl.
- Cut from sea sponge two, 1/2" or smaller, uneven shapes. Dip the ends of the sea sponge pieces into each paint color and randomly sponge onto each pot. Sponge the colors on the edges of the stripes to soften and blend them. Repeat dipping and sponging, until the colors are blended and overlapping.
- Cut another small piece of the sea sponge into an uneven shape. Dip in metallic gold paint and randomly sponge each pot, creating gold highlights.
- Spray the painted pots with clear sealer.
- Trim the rose stems to approximately 2" and starting at top of foam balls, insert roses in circular rows. Position roses to conceal the foam ball, and leave only a small portion of the ball bottom exposed. You'll need approximately 30 roses for 5" ball and 20 roses for 4" ball.
- Place rose covered balls in pots and check fit to be sure the bottom row of roses rest on the top rim of the pot. If needed, reposition the roses to fill any gaps. Remove each rose, apply glue to the ends of each stem, and reinsert in foam ball.
- Wax knife with old candle and cut remaining 4" ball in half. Glue one half into bottom of each pot; insert 4" skewer into centers of half balls.
- Apply glue to exposed ends of skewers and push the rose covered balls onto the skewers until the bottom rows of roses rest on the top rims of the pots.
- Place four small, adhesive-backed felt protectors on the bottom of each pot to protect furniture (optional).
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