Happy Spring! Although it’s snowing here in southern New Jersey today. I guess it’s Winter’s last hurrah before (hopefully) finally leaving for awhile!
I love crafting with peat pots, and today I’m showing you how to add feet to a peat pot!
You need a peat pot and some wood embellishments, which you can find at most hardware stores or the craft store. Almost any tiny wood pieces can be turned into “feet” so there’s no wrong way to be creative with this!
Measure out – or just eyeball it – where you want the feet to be, then grab some heavy duty craft clue to attach them to the peat pot.
As you attach each one with the glue, keep it pressed down for about two minutes, with your other hand pressing back on the inside of the peat pot, in order for it not to move around.
What’s nice about most craft glues – including Aleene’s which I use – is that they dry clear. I don’t have to worry if I’m a bit messy! Let the wood feet (and glue) dry for a few hours before proceeding.
Now it’s time to decorate your footed peat pot! Again, how you decorate it is entirely up to you.
I painted the pot with my favorite Vintage shade of chalky finish paint, and then applied a metallic glaze to the pot here and there to add dimension.
I ended up painting two quick coats of this glaze onto the feet, as I liked the contrast.
I went from a basic peat pot and unfinished wood feet to a pretty little decorative pot!
I saw this bird nest at Michael’s and just had to buy one. Isn’t it beautiful? I love all of the details, including the eggs.
To weigh down the peat pot, I always add a rock inside. In this case, I also added some wired ribbon with an open pattern to stick out from the pot and sort of hold the nest in place.
Here’s how it looks:
I love what a difference just adding feet makes to a little peat pot!
Pat C. says
Another winner, Laura! Those cute little feet are to-die-for… what an ingenious idea! As a fan of birds, nests and flowers, I am in love with your Michael’s find! And I confess that I am becoming quite enamored of your beloved Vintage chalky finish paint–how convenient it was that the eggs were a nearly perfect match for it!
Thank you for the wonderful “extra” tips; I never would have thought of adding a rock to keep the pot from toppling over, for instance. And I haven’t seen wired fiber ribbon before… I can picture it used in many different ways.
I’m in South Jersey, too (but to the west of you, closer to Philly), having recently moved from Middlesex County. We didn’t get much snow with respect to total accumulation this winter, but between the frequency of our “little” storms and the often-frigid temps, I can’t wait for the weather to match the calendar!
Laura Kuhlmann says
Thank you Pat! I’m so glad you enjoyed this project! There’s something about nests and birds that is so sweet, isn’t there?
As for the “frequency of our little storms” — that’s IT in a nutshell! LOL You came up with the perfect description of our Winter! 🙂
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