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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Chic Moss Flower Pot with Nest Tutorial

Hey girls, well I'm sort of back to crafting. I'm so busy shopping and hunting down items for my upcoming vintage jewelry shop that it's pretty much taken over all my free time, plus the weather is not cooperating with several furniture re-vamps that I have planned.

I've seen several moss covered clay pots at several high dollar home decor stores lately, and being frugal (cheap) I was not going to pay the price.  So what did I find at the Dollar Tree, yep a roll of 1" moss on web backing, how awesome is that!

Clay Pot - I had on my potting bench
Nest with eggs - purchased at Hobby Lobby for 1/2 price
Paint - to age the pot
Tea Stained Paper Tag - easy to make
Bird Stamp
Wire or String - I already had the rusty wire

I sponged dark brown, moss green and white paint to the lip of the clay pot to age it.  Just work with the paint until you get the look you are going for.  Let this dry before starting to adhere the moss.

Now unroll your moss, because of the shape of the pot I ended up cutting it up a bit to fit on the tilt of the little pot and used a glue gun to glue it down.  You might need to fill in some gaps with bits of loose moss.

Now that this is all done you can glue in your nest with plastic speckled eggs.

And for the finishing touch I added a tea stained, bird stamped tag tied on with a rusty wire.  I think the total cost of this little craft project for me was only about $4.00 since I had so many of the items already.  I think Pottery Barn would be proud, lol.


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  2. Really neat post! Your flower pot turned out great! I may have to create one myself. Thanks for sharing. I just found you on Pinterest too and became one of your followers. You can find me at

  3. I absolutely LOVE this project!!
    I just started a brand new themed link party just for rustic and shabby chic crafts and decorating projects. I would love to have you share this! -

  4. I love your little pot with the nest. Can't wait to get out my nests for spring.
    I'm your newest follower and I hope you hop over for a visit.
    Mary Alice

  5. I so love this, anything with moss has my heart right now. so cute, thanks for sharing us how you did it. I'm so going to make one. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best.

  6. Super cute! The bird tag tops it off perfectly! Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. This would look so chic at a baby shower! Love it.

  8. thanks for the inspiration, can see this being very useful with an Easter display. thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  9. Wow, I love this! Such a sweet look. I just posted about my love for birdies here:

    Hope you'll stop by for a visit!

    - sara @ applestone drive

  10. I am SO in love with this! It is really hard to find really earthy and pretty Spring and Easter decor, but you nailed it! Bonnie and I would love for you to share this at our link party! Good luck with the shop! Trish @ Uncommon

  11. Just Amazing. Its a lovely idea for Easter Decor.I am ur new follower.You are welcome to visit my blog.

  12. LOVE this - so beautiful!! I featured you this week in my Friday I'm In Love favorites!

    - Jenn @ Social Salutations

  13. Gotta love nests for spring! This is so cute! I am so glad I found your site. I am a new follower!