August 18, 2012

Nautical Flower Pots

You have probably seen Laurie's French Flower Pots over at Heaven's Walk. She used the Mod Podge transfer method and the pots turned out fabulous.

I did the same method on my pot on the hot tub deck, using a graphic from the Graphics Fairy, but without painting the pots white first. I won't do a tutorial on it, because she did such a nice job on her explanation and you can pop over there to see the details.


I have to say that I do think it looks better on white pots though. It looks more realistic, as if the image is actually printed on the pot instead of poorly Mod Podged on the pots like a crazy blogger would do when she has too much time on her hands and a generic looking flower pot in her hands. Nothing is safe around here. Nothing.


BTW, that is a compass on the pot. And that I have to explain that to you, says a lot about this project. I was going for a slightly nautical theme on my hot tub deck without being all boaty and drift woody, but I'm not sure a compass pointed me in the right direction. I just crack myself up!


Speaking of nautical, I found this anchor hook at Hobby Lobby for half price (I think it turned out to be $3.00).


I also bought one of these faux glass floats from Hobby Lobby. I know nothing about glass floats, but it seems weird to this Midwesterner that they actually ever used glass balls to float fishing nets and things. Wouldn't they break easily? Wouldn't Flipper swallow one of these thinking it was a shiny treat?


Hope your Saturday is going swimmingly. Me, I'll be working on getting stuff together for my son returning to school on Tuesday. Can't believe his summer is almost over. Where did it go?



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14 comments:

  1. Pam- The summer HAS flown by! I can't believe it is almost Labor Day already! Your flowerpot is really cute- different from Laurie's pots but adorable all the same. Blessings to you- xo Diana

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  2. I love the nautical look. That is quite a deal on that anchor! My kids don't start school until Sept. 5. For me the more time off the better--staying up all night and sleeping until noon--love it! Today is has cooled way down here...your sister is probably with me on thinking today is awesome!

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  3. Your deck is looking mighty fine. We dropped CC off a few hours ago (with a Jeep). It took all cotton picking day just about.

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  4. They are floats...I think they were using them b/c plastic wasn't mainstream then. Now, getting these at an antique store you might pay $10 for one. Repros are more affordable.

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  5. You're right; that compass would look better on a white pot. That's why we have next year.
    I was hoping to hear about the glass ball float; I couldn't think of anything else fishermen might use as a float back then. Thanks Andrea.

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  6. That lantern is so nice. Your deck is looking good too. That flowerpot is really cute.

    XOXO

    - Herman Swan

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  7. Looks like you have a theme going. Finally has cooled off here so I can enjoy the outside..we hibernated all summer..drats!

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  8. The Japanese used the glass float and they were made before plastic. The roping around the glass protects the piece from coming in contact with hard surfaces, though I am sure over time many were lost. On the eastern shore, these are something I have never seen coming up from the ocean, but I have learned that people find these on the western coast and have collections. I think they are wicked cool and would love to have a wooden bowlful.

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  9. What with Labor Day almost in the USA it sure marking the end of summer, goodness, it's fall almost and Oct. another birthday, lol!! I love your deck, it's looking great! I love the blue glass float, it's so pretty and I can imagine them using it in glass, they were hand blown too. Loved this post. Have a blessed week.
    FABBY

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  10. Turned out cute... kinda rustic.. and I love it!
    Summer has indeed flown by.
    Sheesh.. .hope this means that Fall will linger.

    Smiles :)
    Kerin

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  11. Looking good!

    I'm ready for Fall.
    The last few days have been
    nice though with lower temps.

    Hope your son has a great year!

    M :)

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  12. Love compasses and anchors. Reminds me of being out at sea. ENJOY.

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  13. Love the anchor and what you did with your flower pot. We have several of those glass floats on our back deck. Love the color against the sunlight. I'm certainly not ready to the back-to-school morning rush. Happy "nearly" fall!

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  14. So charming! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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