April 17, 2011

For Peat's Sake!


In the Spring, a young {ahem!} girl's fancy turns to...peat pots...




You heard me! Peat pots!
Why do I have so many peat pots? Honestly, I don't know...
I just had to have them last year...for some reason that escapes me now.

Apparently there was something magically inspiring in the pizza Hot
Pocket I had for breakfast and all at once I had chapter 326 of
The Lazy Girl's Guide To Crafting From Your Couch...a "green"
chapter entitled:
Using The Crap You Forgot About Last Year...This Year!



So, from my vast and varied collection, I choose the smallest pots
and gave them a quick coat if white paint. {my little Soul Surfer
ballerina is just along for the ride}




Next I had some fun perusing the The Graphics Fairy's Blog for a few vintage Easter postcards.




I decided that I wanted them to remain matte so, I carefully coated the
back of each image with glue and adhered to the pot...no coating of
Mod Podge, no shiny, no nothing.




Then I got to accessorize!










No plastic "grass" for me...{I have some, I'm just not sure where it
is...I'm sure I'll find it next year! ;}




I didn't think about it until after wards...but how easy would it be
to add a wire handle...or even glue one on...very cute!



But I was actually thinking more along the lines of place markers for
the table...each with a personalized egg!


I have a feeling my supply of peat pots is going to dwindle precipitously!


How To's Day @ The Lettered Cottage

66 comments:

  1. What a great idea...peat pots! Didn't see that one coming!

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  2. What a fabulous makeover. They would great as place cards on the table. Take care and enjoy your week.

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  3. Haha! I like the title! Simply pretty peat pots. Happy Palm Sunday

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  4. I love your peat pots...I too have been crafting away using those little pp's...take a peek at some older post on my blog to see my "take" on them...thanx for sharing.
    Tiff

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  5. I love the matte finish on these pots. Makes them look that much more vintage. Nice!!!

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  6. What a darling idea, so simple and cute!! Yes, I was thinking the same thing, that ehese would be great place markers for Easter!
    ~michelle~

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  7. And to think...we just used our peat pots to start tomato plants..yours are so much prettier!

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  8. How creative to use peat pots for Easter decorations.

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  9. oh..these are sweet! VERY sweet! i have a stack of peat pots....i'm off to get my paint...

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  10. "Using The Crap You Forgot About Last Year...This Year!" Ha! That cracked me up. These are so pretty. I think I need to locate me some peat pots. I'm seeing some monogrammed office storage with them. I see some textiles in one of them...come link them up!

    Thanks for the giggle and some pretty,
    Jami

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  11. You always bring a smile to my face! Peat Pots ... who knew?!!!! They are wonderful little Easter/Spring baskets.

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  12. those are adorable!! what a great use of something you have, too!

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  13. Good idea for the peat pots, they look lovely after their transformation.
    I was thinking along the same line as you for their use, small table gifts containing sweets at Easter.

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  14. Just the nudge I needed to get a new idea. I did gourds last Easter with fabric and wanted something new. Hope you don't mind if I borrow your idea. I just have little plastic potting pots but they will do. Blessing from this Holy Week.
    QMM

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  15. Beautifully crafty you are! They look wonderful.

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  16. I love this idea! The pots are so cute and so unique! Great graphics too. I love The Graphics Fairy. :)

    Thanks for sharing.

    Pam

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  17. I just love what you did with your peat pots. They are so much fun to decorate!

    Jeanine

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  18. Wow who would have thought you could dress up the lowly peat pot so well. Wonderful idea. They are adorable. V

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  19. Who would have thought??? You are very creative, your peat pots are quite glamorous!!

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  20. love how they turned out, I have hundreds of post cards..and you could do them for all holidays etc. great idea, thanks!

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  21. Very cute. wonderful Easter decorations.
    Rebecca

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  22. These peat pots are fantastic! My girls would love to make some. I am also enjoying your blog!

    I am visiting from Mosaic Monday.

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  23. What a great idea!! So easy but so stinkin cute.

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  24. Who knew how cute you could make ugly little peat pots...!!!
    Loving these for spring!!!
    Have a beautiful week!!!

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  25. Love those peat pots. Where did ya get the square ones?

    Linda

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  26. Really great idea and they are so cute!
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/FrenchCuriosites

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  27. Prettiest peat pots ever! They would be great on an Easter table.

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  28. A great idea. I like it. Very cute.

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  29. These are just fabulous! Totally gorgeous! Thanks for sharing such a great project. xx

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  30. SO cute!!! I'm sure I have a zillion pots. Never thought about using them decoratively!

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  31. You have the most creative mind i have known, Peat pots? what an amazing idea they look fabulous i can't believe those are Peat pots ;-)) What a sweet idea they would be great on a wedding table as place names or something. have a great week, dee x

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  32. Those are wonderful...think I may have to find myself some peat pots now, I am seeing them with chocolate eggs stood on top as gifts for the family!

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  33. Your peat pots are so very cute- and lovely easterly-
    and love your egg covered in strips-
    Dorthe

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  34. Those peat pots are adorable ~ now where did mine go that I had to have last year? ;-)

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  35. These turned out so pretty! I wouldn't have thought to paint them, but they look so cottagey now. I'm doing something similar for my Easter table {the place setting thing} except I don't have peat pots, I've been keeping and washing out my single serving rice containers to make little baskets.

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  36. What a creative idea. They are so cute.


    Have a nice day


    Hugs Bente

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  37. Decorating peat pots is one of my newest favorite crafts. They are so fun and once you get started, the ideas just keep rolling in! Yours are adorable and I love that you filled one with little shells. If you get a chance I featured my first ones on a blog post a couple of weeks ago.

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  38. I just got home from buying peat pots just for this!! LOL
    Every year I give my Easter guests a little plant to take home with them. This year I'm on a very tight budget. So instead of buying individual plants I bought 6 packs. After I paint and a graphic to the peat pots I'll transplant the 6ers into their own pots.
    Great minds!!
    *hugs*deb

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  39. What a cute idea, to paint them. Now that is really using your head!! Thank you so much for sharing this idea. Gotta go pick up some peat pots!! ;0)

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  40. Very fun idea, I see endless
    possibilities here.
    Have a great week!

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  41. What a great project. They all look lovely.

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  42. So Cute!
    Love it and I'd love for you to join me @ the Glitter Link Party!
    http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/04/running-with-glitter-5-link-party.html

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  43. you are so clever! Hugs and I hope you'll stop by and enter my latest giveaway to win a gorgeous dress!

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  44. How adorable, M!

    Had to giggle about your sweet lil Soul Surfer Ballerina...who but you woulda thunk of naming her that?!?!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  45. I have crafted with peat pots before but never painted them, cute! Love the word eggs too.

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  46. This is so beautiful. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas

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  47. Love your peat pots! They are soooo pretty! I did a peat pot post too...seems many of us are thinking of these amazing little pots.

    (http://waysidetreasures-sandi.blogspot.com/2011/03/tisket-tasket-tiny-easter-basket.html)

    Blessings~

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  48. Honestly, this line is too funny and oh-so-true !

    "Apparently there was something magically inspiring in the pizza Hot Pocket I had for breakfast and all at once I had chapter 326 of The Lazy Girl's Guide To Crafting From Your Couch...a "green" chapter entitled:
    Using The Crap You Forgot About Last Year...This Year!"

    You dear woman, never fail to put a smile on my face.

    A million thanks !

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  49. You are amazing, Happy Easter to the OC Cottage! xx

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  50. Too, too, too cute M!!! I'm lovin' these!
    That's what I'm doing too...the whole 'using all the crap I forgot about last year'. I put as much stuff behind glass as I can and then I still forget it. I mean...I forget to even look at it! That's how old I'm getting.
    sending hugs...

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  51. Shut the door!! Who knew peat pots could be so pretty!!!??? You did I guess huh? Super job!

    amber @ barbwired

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  52. Those are adorable little pots! So creative!!

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  53. i love peat pots!! thanks so much for sharing!

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  54. Great way to personalise place settings, and fun to make too! I like the shredded paper way better than the plastic stuff.
    Tracey

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  55. Great idea! I'm going to have to remember that for our next party.

    Holly

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  56. OH I am SO bookmarking this for future projects! I can see this being used for so many things! Thanks for sharing!

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  57. LOVE these - what an adorable idea for a table setting - so perfect for Easater!

    Vicki

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  58. What fun! and they are beautiful!
    have a wonderful holiday!
    Smiles~
    Cricket

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  59. I love peat pots but never thought to use them like this... What a great idea!

    ~Alison

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  60. Wow, what a great idea!!!! And isn't the Graphics Fairy the best!?

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