I like strawberry pots. I like bling! Why not strawberry pot bling? I love to garden, but I am certainly no expert. It’s really more of a favorite pass time. I usually stick to planting perennial native Illinois prairie plants in my yard, because they’re so easy to maintain in this unpredictable climate. Potted plants are lovely, too, because you can fill them with annuals which flower all season. I have always found strawberry pots quite charming, but darn it, if I have ever been able to successfully grow strawberries in them! So I decided to change it up a bit and add a little bling to my strawberry pot, after all, who doesn’t love a little bling!
When my mom passed away last year, I inherited some of her things. A plastic strawberry pot was one of them.
This was how she had styled it one day as I was stopping by to visit. God love her!!!
Last summer I added some ground cover to a clay strawberry pot that I had in my yard. It survived the winter and it still needs some work, but it got me to thinking about what else a strawberry pot could hold, other than strawberries.
So I pulled out the plastic one from my mother and decided to spruce up. First I gave it a quick rub with Vaseline, and then a coat of bluish DIY chalk paint. I aged it with a bit of Raw Umber craft paint, and then sanded it down a little to bring out the orange. Why did I choose blue?
I was trying to color co-ordinate with these pretty wire and paper flowers, I suppose.
After the paint had dried, I gathered up some garden bling. Since my strawberry pot will be an indoor one, I included some paper bling, too, but if you’re going for an outside pot, any kind of ground cover and garden bling should do.
I sliced up pieces of flower foam, lined the strawberry pot with a couple layers of plastic bags and filled it to the brim with the foam slices.
I added a few dabs of hot glue and then tucked in all the plastic.
Next I cut a few pieces of scrapbook paper to match the size of the circles and hot glued the circles down.
I cut a slit through the paper and the plastic on the top section and began to add tall pieces of greenery.
Then I hot glued down some dried moss, added some pieces of trailing type greenery and finally added some glass gems and paper dragonflies.
Imagine the possibilies!! If you have any strawberry pots tucked away in your shed because you haven’t been able to get strawberries to grow in them like strawberries should, you can always dazzle your strawberry pots with a little bling, any garden bling will do.
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