Sunday, November 11, 2012

Christmas Peat Pots

This year I'm trying to make most of my Christmas decorations using things I already have. I've got lots of peat pots, so I thought I would make a few tiny ones to hang on the tree and a few larger ones to place in vignettes. I've always loved  altered peat pots and have been anxious to try making a few. I was so inspired by the ones Dawn at The Feathered Nest makes and Rosemary at VillaBarnes creates that I finally tried a few.




 I used lace and trims purchased from thrift stores and pieces of torn vintage sheet music. I lightly glittered them using clear and silver glass glitter and also glitter snow. I added seam binding to the small pots for hanging on the tree.



 These are the larger ones, I thought these would be cute in vignettes. I added some of my sweater acorns to one, maybe I'll add one of my flocked bottle brush trees to the other.


These little  guys are going to hang on the tree. They were all dry brushed with gesso, then I added stamped sheet music to some and plain sheet music to others. I added rhinestone chain and embellished some of them with earrings that belonged to my mom.  







I'll be making a few more and then its on to the next thing. Thanks for stopping by. I'll be joining these great parties this week,

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56 comments:

  1. Whew, those are gorgeous Karen. they look like a million bucks. Thanks so much for sharing with the party.

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  2. OMG these are just beautiful! I could look at them all day. Your tree is going to be quite something. Hope you do share it. New follower!

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  3. Love your pots and I'm in love with your Virgin Mary!

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  4. Very pretty, Karen! I love dressing up peat pots, too. Great idea to use the smaller ones on the tree. I may have to steal that idea for the little tree that will be going in our master bedroom. : )

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  5. Absolutely love these, Karen! I have the best time playing with peat pots! So many ideas and uses!! Thanks for sharing your lovely work!!
    Have a great week!
    Becky

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  6. Your peat pots are so pretty! Perfect for the holidays!

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  7. These are beautiful! Who would have ever thought that a peat pot could be transformed into something so pretty!

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  8. Your peat pots are just GORGEOUS!!! I'm so loving the rhinestone chain...each and every one is so beautiful. Thank you so much for mentioning mine sweet friend!!! Wishing you a beautiful and creative week ahead, hugs and love, Dawn

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  9. The peat pots are beautiful!! Good job!

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  10. cuuuute!!
    I've wanted to do these too, and also have peat pots already., and also inspired by same two gals. =)

    We'll see if I really get any done.

    blessings
    barb

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  11. I'm in the middle of making and tweaking Christmas decorations at the moment and looking for more ideas. These are just lovely. I'm off to have a go. Thank you for sharing. x

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  12. You did such a great job on these that I'm inspired to try some myself! ~ Maureen

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  13. What a gorgeous idea. They all look so pretty.

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  14. I too have wanted to make these after seeing ones from the friends you mentioned..but I really love yours! Yours are extra pretty. Love them--so happy you shared them :)Now I want to make some even more than before...i wish there was more hours in the day!

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  15. Those pots turned out beautiful! Love them!
    Have a fantastic day!
    XXXXX ido

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  16. Wow, they are just gorgeous. You make such beautiful things.

    Hugs

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  17. Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, Karen. I'm following you now.

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  18. These are so pretty, thanks for sharing!

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  19. These are so beautiful! I love how they look with the statue of the Blessed Mother.

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  20. Karen, these are so beautiful. I love the display. Peat pots?! Who would have thunk it!!! You, that's who! You're so creative.

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  21. Coming from Wow Us Weds... These are just precious! Very pretty and clever! Love the embellishments!

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  22. These are lovely! Found you via Savvy Southern Style and now following you! Can't wait to see your other creations :)

    -Fotini { http://glamorousbride.blogspot.com }

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  23. Your peat pots are just darling!!!!
    Lynn

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  24. I just might be doing this!!
    So much inspiration...

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  25. oh, how i love, love this idea! wouldn't they also make the best party favors or hostess gifts, each filled with little sweets! and incorporating mementos on the ones for your own tree - just so lovely!

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  26. These are so pretty, thank you for the incredible inspiration:)!

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  27. They are so cute! You did a fantastic job!

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  28. Those are just beautiful! I came over from Savvy Southern Style!

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  29. They are so cute! You did a fantastic job!I love your blog. You have a new follower from chile

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  30. These are beautiful! I also liked that peat pots that Dawn and Rosemary made an wanted to make some....
    I am so glad that YOU made some. These are so pretty...Thanks for sharing!
    Betsy

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  31. Who knew peat pots could be so pretty? Love the sparkly musical ones. :)
    Kelly

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  32. Love your peat pots. Thanks for the inspiration, they are adorable!

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  33. Those are so pretty and dainty. I made some for Easter a few years ago and forgot all about them until I saw your post. I need to make some for Christmas now!

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  34. Karen, I think I may make some of these for my Christmas tree. Such a simple and beautiful idea! I love to embellish so this is right up my alley!

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  35. So romantic! I love the lace, and those sweater acorns are just adorable!
    Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  36. So beautiful and so cute!

    www.anucreations.blogspot.in

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  37. Peat pots are so "blah" looking, it never occurred to me to get crafty and prettify them. Thanks for the inspiration! (Dropping by from the Happy Hour Link Party)

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  38. Wow! Now I know what to do with all those old peat pots I have left over from my last spring's seed planting. What an ingenious idea! A true inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing! I bet they look great with burlap details too!

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  39. Breathtakingly Gorgeous!!! Pinning ;)

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original link party is open.

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  40. Gorgeous pots! I especially love the vignettes with Our Blessed Mother in the background.

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  41. Stunning! You have the such talent at making beautiful things.

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  42. Your primped peat pots are spectacular. They'll be so versatile in your holiday decorating. Makes me want to dig my pots out and get to work. I'm sharing your beauties on my FB page. https://www.facebook.com/OnceUponAFirefly?ref=hl. Hope you'll take a look.

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  43. Love the lace peat pots. How cute!

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  44. I have a pile of peat pots I was going to do some thing with your have inspired me xxx

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  45. Just found your post through your feature at Happy Hour and am SO glad I did! I am now your newest follower. These are so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing them with us, I would love to see your tree when you do it.

    BTW, how did you do with Hurricane Sandy? I live in Long Island and we took a bad hit, I know Jersey did as well. Hope you are alright.

    Hugs,
    Maureen

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  46. Love your blog and inspiration .. I am a new blogger so I love looking at wonderful blogs like yours.......... Stop by The Rusty Pearl if you get a chance....Happy Thanksgiving !!!!

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  47. WOOW...they are just LOVLEY :)
    and do not miss The....

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    is still on.,,,,,,
    it is FUN :)
    WELCOME
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

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  48. These are so pretty! This is my first time visiting your blog, and I have to say it's very lovely. Definitely going to become a follower.

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  49. You did such an awesome job! Just adorable. LOve the ones to hang. So, Now I know what to do with the leftover peat pots I have in the cupboard. Thanks
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  50. I love the musical notes that is around one of the cups. Did you do that or did it come like that?

    -Zane of ontario honey

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