Tuesday, June 4, 2013

My " Not So Easy" Pinterest Project

This is my latest Pinterest project.
It's not one of the "easy" ones tho!
A couple of weeks ago, I stopped at an Estate Sale and bought this big box of clay flower pots for $10.00.
I had wanted to do this clay pot wreath for about a year, so I thought "I'll just whip this out".
It took about 5 hours to do.  I used approximately 25 clay flower pots, a bag of moss, a grapevine wreath and some artificial succulents.  I didn't want to use real, because on the front of the house where I'm putting it, I was afraid that when I had to water it the dirt would go all over the porch.  Plus, it wouldn't get the sun it needed.
So anyway, I started by wiring on each individual pot in a pleasing arrangement.  I have about four different sized pots.  And be sure to get some of those tiny ones to use as fillers.
Then I started hot gluing the moss in between the pots and tried to cover all of the wire.  I then glued in about 5-6 artificial succulents.  When I was finished (I thought), I decided that I needed some variety, so I used the trailing vine and the little green wispy stuff.
I am very pleased with it.  I had bought these artificial plants at Michaels on sale for $1.99 a while back.  I already had the grapevine wreath so I don't have a lot in it and I think it looks really good.
But, it was very time consuming - just be aware of that!!
Till next time, Judy


  1. Well, I LOVE it-but Man! What a lot of work. It was worth it though when I see it all done. It looks absolutely wonderful- xo Diana

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  2. Judy, this is just wonderful, you did a great job, love the different sizes of pots!!

  3. It turned out very well. Love it!

  4. I can see where it would be time consuming, but it turned out great!

  5. Thanks for your honesty, Judy. Sometimes crafters make it sound much too simple and lose me in the translation. I just love how it turned out, especially the trailing vine.


  6. Wow! That is gorgeous! I never would have thought any of those plants are artificial. Is it a problem to hang because of the weight? You are so clever! I just love your creativity!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Cheery wave from

  7. I love your wreath...and I know what you mean about it took a few hours. I did one (no where as many pots as yours or full) and it took me about 3 I think...Good job!

  8. I absolutely love your wreath Judy!! It is so pretty!!

  9. That is great! And I will love it from a distance, enjoying yours. :-)

  10. It's just gorgeous! Wow!

  11. It is really cute but I don't think I would have the patience to do this! LOL


  12. This project was worth the time! I'm always the one who takes twice as long to do things as everyone else, so this probably would have taken me 10 hours. Hope that makes you feel better ;).

  13. It's lovely even though to took 5 hours. Well done.

  14. Judy it turned out so pretty! I really love it. Awesome job!!

  15. It's a fantastic wreath and one that will last you forever I would think. It turned out great!

  16. Judy, I love it.. Maybe you can start selling them.. LOL
    it looks so beautiful!!!great job.

  17. It's really cute so you didn't waste 5 hours Judy. The faux succulents are so realistic these days.

  18. I do like your wreath very much!! You are more patient than I am - looks like a lot of work.
    Thanks for stopping by. It is pretty in that area, but being on a huge lake there are lots of bugs/pests. Someone asked me if I would like to live there permanently and I very promptly said No. :-D
    Hope you are having a great week.

  19. Beauty, that is stunning, and well worth the effort it took to make it.

    Extra good idea to use artificial.


  20. This looks so good! I am new from southern charm. I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully follow me back. Nicole

  21. I really like how this turned out. It's nice to hear someone else say 'This was more work than I expected'. So glad I found your great post at Be Inspired at Common Ground!

  22. Oh but it looks like it is worth all the time it took - that is one of my favorite summer wreaths I've ever seen.

  23. I love your wreath, so darling! You did a wonderful job - I don't think five hours is long at all. But then I'm a big slow poke. Bravo!

    Happy weekend!

  24. I would never attempt that, lol! It looks HARD! But it also looks WONDERFUL! :)

  25. Wow Judy, that really is labor intensive, but you did a great job!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  26. It's quite charming and I love you honesty about the actual making of it! But you did it!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  27. It looks fabulous! Visiting from Be Inspired and following you. Love your Etsy store too!

  28. I love the look of clay pots in the garden...especially the messed up, weathered ones. Your wreath is delightful, but I can see that it was difficult to make.

  29. This wreath looks time consuming but worth it, I'm going to try something like this sooner rather than later.

  30. What size wreath and pots did you use? Does the hot glue hold up in hot weather? I'm in Texas and afraid the glue will melt in the summer heat...lol! I LOVE this and can't wait to make it!

  31. This is way cool.... I really like how it turned out!!!



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