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I can’t quite believe how the time has flown, it doesn’t seem but a blink of an eyelid since my youngest started school. Like all children he has his own little ways and is learning how to manage change – not something that any of us naturally find easy. The settlement into a school routine has been a success in large part due to his supportive teacher and assistants. Its that time of year to create teachers gifts.
I had a germ of an idea which came into fruition when I won some sparkly copper spray paint from Rustoleum. The idea to transform standard terracota pots into sparkly stylish plant pots. Its fabulously quick and gives a great result!
To make your own teachers thank you gift pots you will need:
copper spray paint
blackboard spray paint
Start by spraying your pots copper – I stopped spraying when I realised just how much I loved the speckled effect. If you desire a fully even coat of copper spray a second time.
Leave for 24 hours.
Using your masking tape and newspaper mask off the main section of pot. Spray with blackboard paint. Do two coats to gain a good even coverage.
Write the word thank you onto the blackboard paint.
Plant your plants up.
The only fault with my idea, it wasn’t my sons idea… although thankfully he seems to have come round to giving them as gifts!
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